Superheroes that save people? That’s so 2012. Give us the blood thirsty anti-heroes that rape and kill. Yup, it must be Amazon Prime’s The Boys.
Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities. Think Watchmen through the lens of TMZ.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the first season holds an approval rating of 84% based on 99 reviews, with an average rating of 7.72/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Though viewer’s mileage may vary, The Boys‘ violent delights and willingness to engage in heavy, relevant themes are sure to please those looking for a new group of antiheroes to root for.” On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 74 out of 100, based on reviews from 19 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.
Season 2 premieres September 4th only on Amazon Prime.