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[ # ] The Boys is the answer to the Superhero phenomenon
July 28th, 2019 under 2 Broke Girls, Amazon Prime

Avengers: Endgame is the highest-grossing movie internationally. Everywhere you turn, there is a Superhero image in plain sight. What would happen if Superheroes were real? Instead of being fictional characters in entertainment, the real versions of them are starring in movies about them. That is the basic premise of The Boys that is streaming now on Amazon.

There are seven of them who are revered by the world. However, if you knew them, then you might have a completely different opinion of them. They are human and they are dysfunctional.

Huey (Jack Quaid) is a normal guy who envies them like everyone else. That is until A-Train (Jessie Usher), the fastest man on Earth, smashes into his girlfriend, totally obliterating her. Now, he wants revenge on the Seven.

He won’t be alone. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) hates them even more than Huey. Butcher recruits Huey to join his group whose mission is to destroy all of the Seven. By the end of the first episode, they will have their first victim.

A-Train has no regrets for killing Huey’s girlfriend. In fact, she is not the first and won’t be the last. A-Train is a flawed human, but not as much as Homelander (Antony Starr). He let the fame go to head. His is more about helping himself than anyone else. He will do anything to look good, including let people die. He is like Trump.

Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) is over it all. It is novel at first, but now she is done with all. Unlike Starlight (Erin Moriarty) who is the newest member. She is thrilled about joining the Seven. Although she will not follow all the rules and that will get her in trouble.

Chace Crawford is the good looking one, and he uses his looks to get the ladies. That will get him in trouble because he is a pre-#MeToo type of guy. Finally, there is Translucent (Alex Hassell) who can make himself invisible. There is a great scene where he gets into a fight with someone. I never thought I would enjoy watching someone fight with an invisible person, but I love it!

In the 8 episodes, it is good vs bad. But who is who? You will just have to tune in to see. I am so over the goody-two-shoes superheroes. I like when they are living like real people on shows like this and Doom Patrol. Forget Justice League and Avengers, give me more of The Boys! Which was already picked up for a second season.

BTW can we all talk about how amazing Elisabeth Shue looks?


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