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Stream Your Heart Out: “The Boys”

by Kyle Harper

A world where superheroes coexist in our world sounds nice on paper. However, what if Earth’s mightiest heroes were selfish, broken, and even vengeful? This is the perspective that “The Boys” tries to portray.

“The Boys” is a television series currently on Amazon Prime Video. The first season debuted on July 26, 2019. The show is currently on its second season and releases new episodes on a weekly basis. According to IMDb, “The Boys” currently has an 8.7/10.

In this universe, superheroes are owned by a corporation called Vought. Vought claims these so-called “supes” are “chosen by God.” The company makes an exuberant amount of money off of merchandising their heroes.

Vought’s most valuable heroes are known as “The Seven.” The Seven are worldwide celebrities who help keep crime in check. Members of their rank include A-Train (played by Jessie T. Usher), the world’s fastest man; Starlight (Erin Moriarty), the group’s newest addition who has some dazzling powers; and Homelander (Anthony Starr), the protector of America.

While the superheroes take the spotlight, there is a small group known as “The Boys” that attempts to take them down.

Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) was just an average IT salesman before he experienced a superhero abusing his power. Now, he’s teamed with the bloodthirsty mercenary Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and his team to take down the supes and Vought.

As the team finds more and more information, things get more challenging. Vought has a large amount of influence over the media and the government, and they will do everything in their power to stay on top.

Will Vought’s corporate greed prevail, or will the Boys undermine the system? Please go give this show a watch. Whether you are a big superhero fan or not, the plot of this show is just too good to pass up.

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