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The Boys: Season 1 (2019)




Critic Consensus: Though viewers' 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.


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A fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It's the powerless against the superpowerful as ''The Boys'' embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about ''The Seven'' and Vought -- the multibillion dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes.


Jack Quaid
as Hughie
Elisabeth Shue
as Madelyn Stillwell
Antony Starr
as Homelander
Nathan Mitchell
as Black Noir
Karl Urban
as Butcher
Laz Alonso
as Mother's Milk
Tomer Kapon
as Frenchie
Karen Fukuhara
as The Female
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Critic Reviews for The Boys: Season 1

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (16)

The Boys is an expert deconstruction of superhero stories, with an appropriately wintery view of institutional power, be it corporate, governmental, religious, or caped.

August 19, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Starr, Moriarty, and Shue bring extra dimensions to their characters, too, making "The Boys" all that much more fun (you know, when it's not very, very dark).

July 29, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The Boys isn't the bold deconstruction of superhero tropes its creators seem to think it is.

July 26, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The cast is fine, particularly Shue, who is icily effective; Quaid, whose neurotic but brave fumblings are endearing; and Urban, who is Hughie's gonzo guide.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

The Boys fails to be truly subversive in ways that count more than just wagging a middle finger at Marvel CEO Kevin Feige.

July 25, 2019 | Full Review…

A great, often disturbing dark comedy drama looking at a more unfortunately realistic set of superheroes, and those that are trying to knock them off their pedestal.

August 6, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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