“The Boys” – Amazon Series Review

Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Heroes. Villains. The paragons of society versus the scum of the earth. Good guy fights, bad guy loses, and the world celebrates. That’s how it goes right? Well what about everyone else? What about the carnage and destruction that happens because the heroes had to save the day? That’s where the show “The Boys” comes in. Based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis, the series follows a group of non-powered civilians who get wrapped up in the aftermath of the heroes’ exploits. Set in a modern day equivalent, we see how the superheroes of the world really act. Between drug addiction, alcoholism, indecency, and a myriad of other vices, the heroes that the world looks to are nothing more than super-powered celebrities. Without going into much detail, this show was a bit brutal at times with how corrupt heroes can be. As an Amazon Original series, it’s able to push the envelope of what can be shown on screen, including gore, violence and sexual content. That said, the show was overall entertaining, flipping our own perception of superheroes and super powers on its head, using dark humor to show how twisted the world can get, and giving us characters that seem to hopelessly fight against corruption as we root them on in the hopes of seeing a better outcome. Some portions of the show were outright lunacy, including one specific incident involving a dolphin, a spray bottle, and a semi-truck, but in the great picture of it, each section contributed a little bit more to one of the characters. Despite being a short series, there was a lot of character development and a ton of world-building that kept people interested and allowed it to set its feet down and just tell the story. Action is aplenty; suspense, mystery, comedy, and all the makings of a solid show make “The Boys” a must-watch. Having only nine episodes in total, each with a runtime of about an hour each, the series is an easy binge. The only catch is that it’s only available on Amazon streaming. For those who enjoy the series, there is good news as well. Before the first season aired and the show gained popularity, the series had already been greenlit for a second season. When we can expect that season is still to be determined. But until then, sit back, relax, and crack a cold one open with “The Boys”. I give this series 4 super-powered thumbs, out of 5.

Rating: 4 / 5

Heroes. Villains. The paragons of society versus the scum of the earth. Good guy fights, bad guy loses, and the world celebrates. That’s how it goes right? Well what about everyone else? What about the carnage and destruction that happens because the heroes had to save the day? That’s where the show “The Boys” comes in. Based on the comic of the same name by Garth Ennis, the series follows a group of non-powered civilians who get wrapped up in the aftermath of the heroes’ exploits. Set in a modern day equivalent, we see how the superheroessuper heroes of the world really act. Between drug addiction, alcoholism, indecency, and a myriad of other vices, the heroes that the world looks to are nothing more than superpowered celebrities. Without going into much detail, this show was a bit brutal at times with how corrupt heroes can be. As an Amazon Ooriginal series, it’s able to push the envelope of what can be shown on screen, including gore, violence and sexual content. That said, the show was overall entertaining, flipping our own perception of superheroes and super powers on its head, using dark humor to show how twisted the world can get, and giving us characters that seem to hopelessly fight against corruptionagainst the corruption as we root them on in the hopes of seeing a better outcome. Some portions of the show were outright lunacy, including one specific incident involving a dolphin, a spray bottle, and a semi-truck, but in the great picture of it, each section contributed a little bit more to one of the characterscharacter. Despite being a short series, there was a lot of character development and a ton of worldbuilding that kept people interested and allowed it to set its feet down and just tell the story. Action is aplenty;, suspense, mystery, comedy, and all the makings of a solid show makes “The Boys” a mustwatch. Having only nine9 episodes in total, each with a runtime of about an hour each, the series is an easy binge,. Tthe only catch is that it’s only available on Amazon streaming. For those who enjoy the series, there is good news as well. Before the first season aired and the show gained popularity, the series had already been greenlit for a second season. When we can expect that season is still to be determined. But until then, sit back, relax, and crack a cold one open with “The Boys”. I give this series 4 super-powered thumbs, out of 5. Rating: 4/5

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