The Boys premieres


The series is about how superheroes are bad. It puts a wicked spin on some now very familiar archetypes: the fierce warrior queen, the lickety-split speedster, the flag-draped mega-god walking among us.

The show takes place in a world where the so-called ‘super-abled’ are both real and omnipresent, dominating culture and commerce in a way that seems inevitable. The brightest and best are the Seven, a shiny supergroup represented by the blandly ominous Vought corporation and directed by calculating powerbroker Madelyn.

Between chat show appearances and energy-drink endorsements, the occasional bit of evil-doing is photogenically foiled, although Vought is also eyeing up some lucrative government defense contracts.

It is an adaptation of The Boys comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

All episodes available on Amazon Prime.