TV Review: The Boys Season 1 🧔🏻💣🍼🇫🇷

The Boys is a hardcore gruesome television series that reimagines our favourite superheroes in a bad light.

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Dominique McElligott (left) and Antony Starr (right) respectively star as Queen Maeve and Homelander. CREDIT: Amazon Studios

This post for The Boys Season 1 is spoiler-free.

Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys (2019, developed by Eric Kripke) is unlike any television series I’ve ever seen before. The series follows The Seven, a group of corporate-funded and marketed supes managed by Madelyn Stillwell (Elisabeth Shue) of Vought Corporation, who care more about their public image rather than saving the world. From handling their social presence to creating a heroic persona under false pretences, The Boys shows us how the world’s beloved superheroes are in fact anti-heroes.

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