A TV show review written by Lee Sonogan
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
1hr (2019) Action, Comedy, Crime
“That’s where the Boys come in, spank the bastards when they get out of line.” – Billy Butcher, The Boys
Competing with many similar superhero genre television series this year, this one holds up and is has a binge-watching appeal. Hooked by its creators Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg, that was the final thing that hooked me in. Dark and gripping, The Boys story is about a group of vigilantes taking down a collection of corrupt superheroes who abuse their powers. In the dialogue and intention of these characters, they crate meaning metaphorical references and allegories that portray conflicting values in morals that anyone can relate to.
Consistent and intriguing from episode one the actors Karl Urban and Jack Quaid have terrific performances backed up by a developed overall concept. As first a foundation in vengeance and eventually a fight between good and evil. More than a direct moralistic presentation, its engagement and delivery does not insult its audience in any way. The anti-hero group shows realistic motives as they justify their actions moving forward.
While some overly praise this show as a modernise of superheroes, this concept has already been done in DC Comics and Marvel. Regardless, the show is broad and way as it consistently influences you to understand why and what causes us to be conflicted within all types of power. Plus the heart of the show Billy Butcher keeps everything together nicely. Pleasantly surprised at how good this show was, this is just one more television series you must judge for yourself regardless of whether you have an interest in what superhero stories can be or not.
“My superpower ain’t invisibility—it’s reading people. Watching them when they think they’re alone. I see people for who they really are.” – Translucent