The Boys: Season 2 (2020)

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The Boys comes out swinging in a superb second season that digs deeper into its complicated characters and ups the action ante without pulling any of its socially critical punches.

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Critic Ratings: 83

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User Ratings: 956

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The season opener is new and improved with more action, more gore, and more cults. There's plenty of violence, more than other shows.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The Boys get hold of a Super Terrorist. Starlight finds evidence against Vought. The Deep connects with his emotions. Homelander gets some kind of family.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

Those exposed to Compound V are entitled to compensation. Vough gives the drug to multiple people, whether they want it or not.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2020

One team member discloses their method of detecting a murderer while the gang embarks on a trip to North Carolina on the trail of an unusual Supe.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

The film studio announces its plans to begin production on the latest crusader film.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

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The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation's paranoia.

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Critic Reviews for The Boys Season 2

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (15)

The second season, much like life in these United States, is structured around a leadership vacuum, and it's an enormous improvement.

Sep 8, 2020 | Full Review…
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"The Boys" is still an imperfect beast, but it gets so many parts right - I haven't even talked about the skilled stunt work or expertly staged action scenes - that you're likely to get caught up in its gorging satire.

Sep 8, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Season two proves that if the series is going to be so bloated and only sporadically punchy, it's never going to be as powerful as it thinks it is.

Sep 4, 2020 | Full Review…

A wonderfully subversive, cynically entertaining piece of work.

Sep 2, 2020 | Full Review…
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Highly entertaining but grossly flawed, The Boys envisions itself as the bad boy of superhero stories. To a degree, it is. But let's not act as if it's the long-awaited mash-up of Shakespeare and Stan Lee.

Aug 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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The Boys is an adrenalized critique of our culture's worship of comic book heroes... And this second season The Boys is doing a fantastic job of skewering corporate entities like Vought for the role they play in ushering in fascism.

Sep 29, 2020 | Full Review…

For every scene that works, there's one that either drags on too long or falls flat on its face, or worse, tries too hard.

Sep 29, 2020 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Season 2 is slow on the start but by episode 5 it hits its stride. Fro that point on it is a breakneck ride to the finish. Jack Quaid's Hughie is still the glue that holds the entire thing together.

Sep 21, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

It actually looks like it's going interesting places.

Sep 11, 2020 | Full Review…

The Boys may be the most adult superhero show on TV - but with its hotly-awaited return, it proves it's the most fun too.

Sep 11, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The dynamic of 'lost but still fighting' hammers much of the show's pathos home. Season 2 is far more confident in both its tone and level of spectacle, with thrilling fights scenes and appropriately stunning special effects.

Sep 9, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Something about its aesthetic fits eerily with the news we see every day.

Sep 9, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Boys: Season 2

  • 27m ago
    Such an inventive and genius show. I love the wonderful mix of good and evil. It's hard to see what's coming in this show and that is so refreshing. The characters are hilarious.
  • 1h ago
    The season absolutely started off a bit slow and lost my attention but once again the story takes a twist no viewer could guess but was right there the whole time. Such an excellent show
  • 4h ago
    For seasons 1 & 2: A show that seems to know what it is, and isn't ashamed of it. The Boys is smart, sometimes funny, dark and gritty. It reminds me a lot of The Tick, but is less humorous and darker. It's also got some The Reckoners feel to it. I recommend it, and can hardly stand the wait for season 3.
  • 2d ago
    Premise of the show is solid and the characters are interesting. But the show goes out of the way to make it 'R' rated with sex, violence, and profanity that doesn't make sense for the show and seems just thrown in for the sake of making the show edgy. It doesn't need it. The show is strong enough from it's characters and story. I found myself getting taken out of the show with a shoe-horned in graphic or raunchy scene. And then the whole plot line with The Deep is boring and out in left field. It's an ok show, but honestly not seeing all the craze over it. The show seems to continue to attack Christianity which is off-putting. At least Season 1 had a straight-forward plot which was interesting. Season 2 is pretty much just a lot of talking with a shocking scene thrown in here and there, but no real plot - all over the place. I think the show is really missing Elizabeth Shue in the 2nd season.
  • 2d ago
    Once of the bests series a have seen in my life.
  • 3d ago
    Great tv show. Only fault is Karl Urban's terrible attempt at a British accent - think Dick Van Dink stroke Brad Pitt.
  • 3d ago
    La segunda temporada es tan intensa y misteriosa como la primera aun no acaba pero se que sera muy pero muy alucinante
  • 3d ago
    Favorite show on TV right now.
  • 3d ago
    La primer temporada fue como una ensalada salvaje, pero que en el fondo estaba preparada por manos capaces. Fue una comida interesante. Está temporada se siente como la misma ensalada pero hecha por alguien sin el menor conocimiento culinario. Un absoluto desastre. Pretensiosa, errática, pero lo peor de todo... aburrida. Muy.... Muy aburrida. Que desperdicio.
  • 3d ago
    I honestly couldn't fault Season 1, it's was superb. Gripping, funny, and moved along at breakneck speed. In comparison, Season 2 feels bloated and dull. No major storyline to carry it along, little in the way of action, way too much padding, and too many unlikeable characters. In fact, when it comes to watching a new episode, I have to re-watch some of the previous week's episode to remember what the heck happened. Not a good sign.

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