The Boys: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
The Boys

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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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Critic Ratings: 95

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Episodes

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Air date: Jul 26, 2019
2
Air date: Jul 26, 2019
3
Air date: Jul 26, 2019
4
Air date: Jul 26, 2019
5
Air date: Jul 26, 2019
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Air date: Jul 26, 2019
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Air date: Jul 26, 2019
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Air date: Jul 26, 2019

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Cast

Jack Quaid
as Hughie
Elisabeth Shue
as Madelyn Stillwell
Antony Starr
as Homelander
Dominique McElligott
as Queen Maeve
Nathan Mitchell
as Black Noir
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 (95) | 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.

Aug 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).

Jul 29, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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The Boys isn't the bold deconstruction of superhero tropes its creators seem to think it is.

Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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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.

Jul 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.

Jul 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Amazon's new series The Boys takes complete advantage of that and provides not only one of the best live action properties based on superheroes, but is a borderline perfect viewing experience that is enjoyable from beginning to end.

Jan 22, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It is the antithesis of Captain America and Iron Man, so if Marvel makes you yawn The Boys will most likely get your blood pumping.

Dec 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Shockingly violent and pointedly political, this Amazon series is an ironic but refreshing antidote to supe franchising. ... The Boys throws our ugly cultural obsessions back in our faces.

Dec 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While at times being a bit one-track minded, The Boys takes you on an obscene, violent, and sometimes comedic journey that explores what happens when the superheroes you admire on camera, are actually jerks behind it.

Dec 4, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Jokes are sarcastic, bloody and perfectly timed. Pay offs are cued up early on with subtlety and broad stroke character introductions feel full bodied and believable.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Boys" is a refreshing look at the ever-expanding world of men and women in tights.

Dec 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Aside from its nearly-flawless execution -- from the SFX, production and costume designs to the acting and masterful direction -- it leaves an indelible mark, that of a corroded society, where good and evil morph and become irrelevant.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Boys: Season 1

  • 15h ago
    One of the best shows I've seen in a very long time.
  • 6d ago
    A great takedown of the cult of authority, superheroes, religion. Also funny and very well acted.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Really good entertaining show about superheroes gone bad. Not for younger kids though.
  • Jul 01, 2020
    Neither Marvel nor DC can and will not do something like Amazon Prime's The Boys: An explicitly dark and violent Superhero story that takes it to higher extreme levels, with an engaging narrative alongside my favorite characters from the series: Karl Urban ( Butcher), Anthony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Starlight) and Jack Quaid (Hughie) who have performed to applaud.
  • Jul 01, 2020
    Brilliant - best new show in years
  • Jun 29, 2020
    Brilliant series! Elisabeth Shue is so sexy it should be a crime!
  • Jun 06, 2020
    So GOOD- what a breath of fresh air in the crowded superhero landscape! I literally couldn't believe what I was watching.
  • May 26, 2020
    This series is great fun! Based on a really cool comic that people really need to check out as well.
  • May 25, 2020
    Very good series that I really enjoyed...something a bit different but very cleverly written and cast and a brilliant soundtrack to go along with...only other thing to say if you ain't seen it watch it...cant wait for season 2
  • May 20, 2020
    A bit too violent for some

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