The Boys (TV)

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American a very dark, gory, anti-Corporate, cynical take on Superheroes, on Amazon Prime. But has its moments.
American a very dark, gory, anti-Corporate, cynical take on Superheroes, on Amazon Prime. Since the Superheroes were human, they'd come with human flaws (like egomania, gluttony, agendas). And of course, they would be controlled by their handlers/overlords, and the public manipulated through marketing. Interestingly fresh, boringly left thinking.
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~ Aristotle Sabouni
Created: 2022-06-11 
  • The Boys is set in a universe where superpowered individuals called Supes are recognized as heroes by the general public and work for a powerful corporation known as Vought International, which markets and monetizes them.
  • Outside of their heroic personas, most are arrogant, selfish, and corrupt. But not as arrogant, selfish, and corrupt as anyone that works for Vought International, the military/government, or is against the supes.
  • As much as normal super-hero genre are made super good in contrast to everyone else, Boyz is like what Oliver Stone does to History books. Taking healthy cynicism to unhealthy extremes, packing every bad tale ever told, into each episode.

The series primarily focuses on:

  • The Seven - Vought's premier superhero team; led by the unstable and violent Homelander, along with various incompetents, misfits, attention seekers and broken people with super powers. Annie January, a young and hopeful heroine who learns the disfunctions of the disillusioned Queen Maeve, the insecure Deep, and the white supremacist Stormfront.
  • The Boys - vigilantes looking to bring down Vought and its fake superheroes; led by Billy Butcher, who despises all Supes. And joined by Hughie Campbell, the insecure and somewhat inept guy that stumbles into this after his Girlfriend is accidentally killed by superhero A-Train (while high on drugs), and covered up by Vought.


  • Because it's dark and left leaning, and somewhat shallow, the reviewers liked it more than the viewers (92/85).
  • But because it is a healthy counterbalance the marzipan, treacle and honey covered confectionary that is the normal superhero genre, it at least feels a little fresh and interesting. And the writing and subplots aren't bad.


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