“The Boys” quickly became Amazon’s signature series, and the first in the second season of this Beyond-the-Dark show – a sarcasm offered on modern America that maybe TV’s most subversive program, camouflage in superhero BB.
What could be more terrifying than a psychotic superman? This is a central aspect of “The Boys”, dealing with the notion of evil hidden behind the crimes of patriotism and hit the ground running at an extraordinary pace (appropriately), wrapped in a cape.
For those who can skip season one, spoilers lie ahead if you’re thinking about catching. Broadly, the series is divided into warring camps, each with its own internal politics, rebellions, and issues, presented with jaw-dropping levels of violence (superheroes can cause a lot of massacres when unbearable). And insulting humor.
The opening arc closes with Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), the ill-tempered leader of ordinary mortals opposing superheroes, shocking news about the wife he thought she had lost.
Super-team The Seven, meanwhile, is battling laxity within its ranks and tensions about the corporation, Watt International, which oversees it and profits from it. In season two, which involves shooting a film to pursue a carefully managed image to the protagonists, who rewrote “Joss”.
The season-one crash allows for some terrifying new players, including Vought’s unflappable bosses (Giancarlo Esposito, who seems to be everywhere at the same time) and Stormfront (Aya Cash), who is one of The Seven The vacancy fills and quickly shakes off the intrasquad dynamics.
The most serious threat, however, remains the mercurial homeland (Antony Starr), who is the earnest of the corrupt nature of power – in this case, quite literally – who wants to exert more control over the team.
“Gods” shouldn’t feel pain, he says, “because that’s who we are. … We can do anything we want, and no one can stop us. It’s a good feeling.” is.”
As stated, “The Boys” incorporates real-world and pop-culture references (anyone on the writing staff seems too obsessed with “Hamilton”), but in a broader sense, one about the show Described by deep cynicism how the masses can be manipulated and lead the creeping path towards fascism. While these themes originated during the first season, the spectacle Eric Kripke and company have intensified them, in a way that seems particularly pointed and relevant.
The plot is too condensed on these eight episodes, including Sweet Agar Huggy (Jack Quade), the unexpected enmity of the seven, and the sweet, hero between Starlight (Erin Moriarty), who sees its corruption up close and personal.
From a popular comic, “The Boys” premiered last year amid a wave of revisionist superhero fare, including HBO’s “Watchman” and streaming options “The Umbrella Academy” and “Doom Patrol”. Clearly, the expansion of the lens beyond its most popular Marvel and DC fare is at risk of its TV moment, saturation.
Nevertheless, the series not only manages to be exciting and unpredictable, but also to test the dangers of hero-worship in a way that is mind-blowing in more ways than one, and incidentally, not at all.
Amazon has already renewed the show for a third season and subsequently ordered the show to be dedicated, a sign of its perceived appeal and importance to the service. While the word “hit” is thrown around freely in relation to streaming, with its silent net cultural and political satire, “The Boys” has earned its place as the head of the class.