TV Show Review: Amazon Prime’s The Boys
If you have not seen Amazon Prime’s The Boys yet, then you must be wasting your time watching other lame AF shows. (or not, but do spare a few hours and watch The Boys). It is one of those shows that gives you a major FOMO attack after you finally watch it. Everyone loves superheroes. Everyone loves comedy genre as well. But not many are fans of adult humor and that is exactly what Seth Rogen always has in mind. He loved The Boys comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson and he helped the team to convert these comics into a “super fucked up” series.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) July 29, 2019
Main Theme Behind The Boys
Amazon Prime’s antihero series The Boys has a very logical plot. We have seen many superhero movies and shows from Marvel and DC. But has it ever crossed your mind what do these superheroes do in their free time? Where does all that money come from? They are always shown fighting the villains and saving the world. But what if the fame gets to their head and they start manipulating the world? Garth Ennis’s comics show how wild and mean the superheroes (or Supes) can be. The supertalented, supersexual and superviolent Supes of The Boys are motivated to save the world only when it is beneficial for them. They monetize every single move and gain maximum benefits, saving the world is just a by-product.
The Supes Mommy-cum-Supervisor Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) is obsessed with encashing her Seven Supes’ superpowers and maintaining a good public image. She got promoted and died, happy ending.
Vought Firm’s Seven Supes
I wish these Supes were as tasty as Chinese soups, but Alas! only Starlight seems normal enough. The Deep (Chace Crawford) is a handsome young man with a pretty good first impression, which lasts only for a few seconds. In the very next moment, he tries seducing Starlight (the newbie) and apparently harassed her as well. Luckily, that scene is discussed in the series but not shown visually. Homelander (Antony Starr) is a serious MOFO pain-in-the-ass (pardon me) who has zero empathy and humanity. He also happens to be the only one who can manipulate the public easily and gain maximum monetary benefits for Vought.
Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) lost her humanity somewhere during her training period and she is struggling with both her past and present self. Translucent (Alex Hassell ) was a pervert and yes, he died. A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) deserves to die but he is still running around as Flash-replica. Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell) is a weirdo, and apparently, he is worse than Homelander in the comics. We will probably get to witness his bad side in season 2. Starlight (Erin Moriarty), the odd one, is a Supe with a Heart and we really hope she stays that way.
The Boys | Final Verdict
Honestly speaking, I loved it. The series is totally unexpected and it has a great storyline. The actors have done justice to their roles, every single one of them. The pilot gets you hooked to the show right away and you cannot stop binge-watching it in a single-go. Apart from the Supes, the team of The Boys fighting the Supes have outdone themselves as well. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), Hughie (Jack Quaid), Frenchie (Tomer Capon), Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) and Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso) make a great team and we will be seeing more of their badass action in the coming season 2.