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  • Todd Puhl

The Boys

What if the Justice League was a bunch of self righteous pricks and junkies but we had a way of knowing? What if they were governed under a multi billion dollar conglomerate who mainly uses them as marketing and money making tools? Little bit of a stretch right?

I personally would have a hard time believing that a Tony Stark for example would be ok with his likeness being sold on toys or items and he would not be getting any type of cut. That has never been explored previously which I found interesting. Countless shows/movies show kids and people alike with their merch and the superhero would just smile at it but it always came across they never made money of it, but the company producing it did?

The boys is not your convention SuperHero show and it was the best thing out there for being that way.

As of this writing the Tomatometer had it at 82%, and IMDB was at 9/10.

The Cast:

The kickoff to the cast was of course Karl Urban. After a few failed attempts to starring in a show(Almost Human outside of his control), I think we finally found the one that really suits him. He plays a ex-Cia operative named Butcher who is completed obsessed with destroying “The Seven.” Because it appears his missing wife was involved with the leader of “The Seven” Homelander(Played by Andrew Star from Banshee) which was covered up by the conglomerate leader, played by Elisabeth Shue.

The story starts around an accidental death of Hughie Campbell(Jack Quaid) girlfriend and promises vengeance to himself. His Father played by Simon Pegg tried to convince to move on and accept the settlement money for the accidental death but he refused.

Along the way you are introduced to new actors you may have never seen before, but this show is a good launch pad for their careers as it was a new, gritty and graphic show that made the masses flock to Amazon Prime to view.

The Recap:

Superheroes are often as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and sometimes even as revered as gods. But that's when they're using their powers for good. What happens when the heroes go rogue and start abusing their powers? When it's the powerless against the super powerful, the Boys head out on a heroic quest to expose the truth about the Seven and Vought, the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. Based on the comic book series of the same name.

The good:

· The grittiness. Good sense of realism\

· Seeing the other side of coin of how “Supers” could be

· Solid storylines that were not easily predictable.

· The amount of episodes was perfect to deliver the message of the show

The bad:

· The final episode was a little underwhelming and felt rushed

Why we should watch it:

This is the best Comic book show to date in my opinion. Short of the last episode this whole show was entertaining start to finish.

Last thought:

Karl Urban truly shows that he can shine with a TV show when given a chance. This is also the same guy that made Dredd a credible character and there is still to this day petitions of people trying to get a sequel made with him as the lead. That has to say a lot.

9/10 Stars

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