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‘The Boys’ Season 2 Review: Amazon Prime’s Superhero Satire Is Out for Blood

‘The Boys’ Season 2 Review: Amazon Prime’s Superhero Satire Is Out for Blood

About The Boys

The Boys is an American superhero web television series developed by Eric Kripke for Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities.

Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that's when they're using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When it's the powerless against the super powerful, the Boys head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Based on the comic book series of the same name.

In season 2 of the Amazon hit series, it’s business as usual for The Boys, and by business as usual, I mean, of course, being hopelessly outmatched by Vought and their superheroes, but taking them on anyway.

Season 1 ended on the massive cliffhanger that Becca (One Tree Hill’s Shantel VanSanten) is alive, and living with her son, who is also Homelander’s (Antony Starr) son. It takes an episode or two for the series to reveal exactly what happened after Homelander touched down in Becca’s white picket fenced yard, with Butcher in tow, but we do find out everything, and the deal with Becca becomes a big part of the season. Butcher, for his part, is just as obsessed with getting Becca back as ever, but don’t worry, it doesn’t take him long to meet back up with the rest of The Boys to help them try to take down the supes. Homelander, meanwhile, is invested in the idea of having a son, which makes him more terrifying than ever.


By: Barboza

If your looking for a breath of fresh air in the superhero genre, look no further than The Boys.

The cast and acting is spot on, with Karl Urban and Anthony Starr's performances as its biggest highlights.

The bloody and gory action is so good that you can't take your eyes off it.

The dark comedy will have you holding your sides once you pick your jaw off the floor.

Finally, the story is so well put together, that your hooked from the first episode.

The Boys asks interesting questions about what happens when people with god-like powers and political influence begin using their gifts for darker purposes.

This show isn't for everyone, but its still very worth a watch if your interested.


If you like your satire dark, tense and blood-soaked The Boys is for you.

This is a show that pulls no punches and combines good writing, competent execution of filming and SFX with strong performances from the leads. Antony Starr is particularly good as Homelander, a Supermanesque superhero, who also happens to be a Psychopath. (Maybe he's a Sociopath... I'm no expert on these diagnoses.) The kind of well disguised psychopath who becomes a CEO in real life. (Google it, it's a real phenomenon.)


Possibly the most imaginative superhero TV series ever made.

If you've read Watchmen comics, then, you'll probably enjoy this series. I look forward to the second season, which has already been given the green light, apparently.

If you hate pretensious Marvel or DC Superheros; you'll love this series. It's a darkly humourous take on the classic superhero genre; the heroes in this original series are, actually, ordinary people; but the villains, they are extremely vain, egoistical celebrity superheroes who enjoy the adoration of the public, thanks in part to clever PR firms who promote their over-comercialized superhero brands.

If superheros really existed, they would probably be like the ones portrayed in this series, and would most likely pissoff free thinking members of the public.

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