The Boys Hit Close to Home in Season 3

With the number of superhero shows being thrown at us, season 3 of The Boys comes just at the right time as some of us might be suffering from superhero fatigue. Not saying that all superhero shows are bad, but The Boys is bad in all of the right ways. From the violence, the action, and other things I can not talk about right now, The Boys turns the genre up to 11 and beyond. If you thought you saw a lot of mind-blowing stuff last season, I am here to tell you that you have not seen anything.

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If you are unfamiliar with the show, The Boys is a group that is trying to expose the truth about the company Vought and the superheroes they manage, The Seven. This is a great satire on how corporations justify their ways with little to no consequences. While that might sound like a strange way, to sum up, the show, there is a lot more to it that we can not say to avoid spoiling key elements from the show.

This season of The Boys mirrors our world in many ways: From political and social commentary to viral campaigns, The Boys does not shy away from pointing the mirror to our world and society’s obsession with celebrities. Speaking of celebrities there are a lot of great cameos in this season and it is fun when you see them appear on the screen.

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So what can we talk about? First of all the cast is incredible this season. Each one of them gets their time to shine and has great arcs to their characters. There is not a moment when you do not care about these, except Homelander but I’ll get into that later. We get insight into how their lives have changed since that last episode and what they are doing now.

Two of the stand-out characters this season is Soldier Boy, played by Jensen Ackles, and Homelander played by Antony Starr. Soldier Boy is an insane version of Captain America that is not as All-American as the Steve Rogers that we all know. Ackles perfectly plays the role with such passion that there are moments when you love his character and moments when you hate him. Soldier Boy practically steals all of the scenes he is in and it feels like Ackles was made to play this role.

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Homelander on the other hand is evil and malicious times 100. If you thought you hated him previously, get ready to hate him even more. Antony Starr is such a likable actor, but it feels like he revels in being this awful to the people around him. Homelander has some great lines and I can already see a line regarding the word “Brain” being used when someone says something that makes no sense. The sad thing is that there are moments when you do feel sorry for him but those feelings are quickly wiped away once he opens his mouth.

A few takeaways for this season:

  1. Hughie plays a bigger role this time around
  2. The musical number is a lot of fun
  3. Make sure you watched The Boys Diabolical episode: One Plus One Equals Two
  4. Mother’s Milk shirts are on point every time we see him
  5. Get ready for a fun and violent ride

It’s been a year of calm. Homelander’s subdued. Butcher works for the government, supervised by Hughie of all people. But both men itch to turn this peace and quiet into blood and bone. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious Anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into the Seven, starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy.

The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, The Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless against the super powerful.

Season Three of The Boys stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, and Jensen Ackles.

The Boys is based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, who also serve as executive producers, and developed by executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Ken F. Levin, Jason Netter, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn, and Michaela Starr also serve as executive producers. The Boys is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios, with Kripke Enterprises, Original Film, and Point Grey Pictures.

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