What is it?
The 2019 American superhero web television show The Boys (Season 1).
What is it about?
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this web television show:
A fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good.
It’s the powerless against the super powerful as ”The Boys” embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about ”The Seven” and Vought — the multibillion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.
I would not have known about this show if it were not for a YouTube video by the YouTube channel Double Toasted called 5 REASONS THE BOYS IS THE BEST SUPERHERO SHOW – Double Toasted:
I did not expect to like this show at all, but to my surprise it is the best superhero television show that I have watched this year; and it is probably the best superhero anything that I have seen this year, and it is one of the best shows that I have seen this year so far.
This show is not family friendly, it is an edgier and somewhat more realistic twist to the superhero genre, and the special effects were better than expected for what I assumed to be a somewhat lower budget television show (but I could be wrong).
This show subverts expectations in ways that the last season of Game Of Thrones should have, Karl Urban did a great job in his role as Billy Butcher, and Antony Starr did a great job with his sometimes more nuanced portrayal of Homelander (John) that had me on alert not sure what is going to happen sometimes when his character would be in a scene with someone.
A few things that I did not like about the show was some of the unnecessary sex and nudity, some characters did not get to do much or say much or be shown much at all, there was less fighting than I had expected or hoped, and there were a few unexplained things that should have been explained in my opinion.
This show surprised me at times with its twists and wild moments, it was an easy watch with only eight episodes, and so my brother GC and I finished this show quickly; and we enjoyed it, and the ending surprised us and left us wondering because there were some unanswered questions.
I definitely recommend watching this show, this is the type of superhero show that I prefer over the current mainstream superhero shows and movies, and I hope that more shows in this genre can become as good as this show.
Watch this show sooner than later, you may be surprised like I was, well done Amazon Prime Video.
After watching this show you may start to agree with the shows tagline which is:
Never meet your heroes.