The Boys Reviews & Ratings

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Based on the comic book by Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson and created by Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric Kripke, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.
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Sep 17, 2019 6:19PM EDT
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The Boys manages to capture a maturity and realism not easily found in the Superhero show, and quickly defines itself as one of the best in the genre. Not content with coasting by on spectacle alone, The Boys takes a look into the socio-political aspects of Superheroes, and how their actions can have rippling consequences across lives.
The depth of the story makes many other Superhero shows look shallow and childish in comparison. As it stands, this is easily the best Superhero show I've seen to date. This makes shows on The CW look like.. well the CW.

The Boys manages to capture a maturity and realism not easily found in the Superhero show, and quickly defines itself as one of the best in the genre. Not content with coasting by on spectacle alone, The Boys takes a look into the socio-political aspects of Superheroes, and how their actions can have rippling consequences across lives.
The depth of the story makes many other Superhero shows look shallow and childish in comparison. As it stands, this is easily the best Superhero show I've seen to date. This makes shows on The CW look like.. well the CW.

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by ftc_73
Aug 18, 2019 7:29PM EDT
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The story itself is pretty good...I have serious issues with some of the accents, they are simply awful. Karl Urban is the absolute worst. He clearly has an Australian accent, but he's repeatedly referred to in the show as being British. Do the show-runners think we can't tell the difference? Or is he legitimately trying to do a British accent and just failing worse than any actor has failed at anything before? Tomer Capon as Frenchie is nearly as bad. Why does this character need a French accent at all? The actor clearly can't do one. And its terribleness is compounded by the fact that it's laid on 500% too think, to the point where it's difficult to understand what he's even saying half the time.

The story itself is pretty good...I have serious issues with some of the accents, they are simply awful. Karl Urban is the absolute worst. He clearly has an Australian accent, but he's repeatedly referred to in the show as being British. Do the show-runners think we can't tell the difference? Or is he legitimately trying to do a British accent and just failing worse than any actor has failed at anything before? Tomer Capon as Frenchie is nearly as bad. Why does this character need a French accent at all? The actor clearly can't do one. And its terribleness is compounded by the fact that it's laid on 500% too think, to the point where it's difficult to understand what he's even saying half the time.

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by teltigre
Dec 5, 2019 1:04AM EST
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Enjoyed season 1 let's see where it goes

Enjoyed season 1 let's see where it goes

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Nov 18, 2019 10:06PM EST
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This is what the world would be like if superheroes were real. Either this or they'd all be strapped to tables in labs around the world while governments figure out how to give their power to trained soldiers. Obviously The Boys weaves a far more interesting plot than that.

It's not perfect. The broad plot--corporate-owned superheroes and all the marketing, PR, and greed that comes along with it--is fresh, realistic, and painfully relevant. Aside from that, though, the plot is pretty predictable. That's not all bad, but the twists are not going to surprise anyone who's paying attention.

This is definitely a must-watch show because it's not like anything else out there. Watch it if you can handle gore, sexual violence, and some plain ol' creepy and uncomfortable characters.

This is what the world would be like if superheroes were real. Either this or they'd all be strapped to tables in labs around the world while governments figure out how to give their power to trained soldiers. Obviously The Boys weaves a far more interesting plot than that.

It's not perfect. The broad plot--corporate-owned superheroes and all the marketing, PR, and greed that comes along with it--is fresh, realistic, and painfully relevant. Aside from that, though, the plot is pretty predictable. That's not all bad, but the twists are not going to surprise anyone who's paying attention.

This is definitely a must-watch show because it's not like anything else out there. Watch it if you can handle gore, sexual violence, and some plain ol' creepy and uncomfortable characters.

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Oct 24, 2019 2:17AM EDT
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Great Show! Amazon has done some hits!

Great Show! Amazon has done some hits!

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Sep 28, 2019 2:33AM EDT
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Took me a bit by surprise not how I thought it was going to be after watching the first episode I'm looking forward to the rest of the season superheroes who are actually villains. With all the superhero shows that are out right now I really like the take on the genre. It manages to be Plucky and courageous, and it gets you riled up and pissed off. It has you rooting for the regular Joe's. Hopefully it's only up from here

Took me a bit by surprise not how I thought it was going to be after watching the first episode I'm looking forward to the rest of the season superheroes who are actually villains. With all the superhero shows that are out right now I really like the take on the genre. It manages to be Plucky and courageous, and it gets you riled up and pissed off. It has you rooting for the regular Joe's. Hopefully it's only up from here

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Sep 24, 2019 9:08PM EDT
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beautiful.

beautiful.

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Sep 20, 2019 8:53PM EDT
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Very different superhero show. It's dark, plot unexpected, and very riveting. This is the show for you if you're into anti-heroes and Watchmen is your style.
Recommend: Yes

Very different superhero show. It's dark, plot unexpected, and very riveting. This is the show for you if you're into anti-heroes and Watchmen is your style.
Recommend: Yes

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Sep 2, 2019 11:29AM EDT
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One of the best TV Series I have watched.

One of the best TV Series I have watched.

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Aug 13, 2019 3:01PM EDT
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Just loving it!!!!

Just loving it!!!!