The Boys is a blockbuster Amazon Prime television series based on a Bush-era comic book series of the same name, which revels in pushing the envelope in terms of ridiculously morally offensive over-the-top depictions of sex and violence. In the comic’s transition to television, it has been imbued with smart topical commentary and great performances and, consequently, The Boys is the highest-rated and most-watched Amazon series to date. The action takes place in a world much like our own, with the exception that superheroes are real and many of them are celebrities – movie stars, television stars, televangelists – and, also, the majority of them are secretly hedonistic sociopaths. The series centers on a powerful A-List team of supes known as “The Seven,” and their nemeses – a group of vigilantes known as “The Boys”. The vigilantes came together to seek justice for tragic losses they suffered due to a series of ill-fated run ins with the Seven, whose criminal acts were swept under the rug by the powerful corporate publicity machine that protects them.
May 19, 2017