Season 1 – Episode 10 (2023)
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Created by: Evan Goldberg, Eric Kripke, Craig Rosenberg
Starring: Jazz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Liz Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa German, Shelley Cohn
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From the world of The Boys, it explores the first generation of superheroes whose superpowers come from Compound V. These heroes test their physical and moral limits to compete for the school’s top ranking
This is as sharp as it gets the boys, but while that show felt like a reaction to the trend of superhero movies and a fitting critique, it doesn’t feel like any other edgy teen drama except for the superhero angle. There are intrigues, trials and lots of drama between teenagers and parents. There is nothing to say about heroes like this the boys. Because it exists the boys popular The issues it explores through the characters feel compelling.
The main character is Marie (Judge Sinclair), a hero who can control blood. He is not as good as many students and keeps his past to himself. He is desperate to make a name for himself. Since this school ranks all students, it creates a lot of friction among students.
The impetus for the plot is that the school wants Marie to take the fall for Andre’s (Chance Perdomo) mistake when Marie only tried to fix it. Why can’t the school cover it up like everything else we’ve seen the boys? Vought easily covers everything for their main superheroes. I think their reach will extend to the schools they run. That’s all in the first episode and we also get a big surprise to end the episode.
|Jazz Sinclair, Derek Luh, Chance Perdomo playing Mary, Jordan, Andre|
Mary’s ostracism is reversed when she is seen as a hero in a random incident. His popularity numbers are good so now the school wants him to be the face of a new program. Mary wants to move on and doesn’t want to miss this opportunity so she’s more than happy to go along.
The worst behaved character is Emma (Lizzy Broadway). This links her power to the eating disorder and it’s clear she just wants to be accepted. When we meet his mother in episode three, it’s clear where most of his problems come from.
Andre also has problems with his father, a former superhero who pushes his son. Andre begins looking for clues that point to school tests on students. It’s a complete conspiracy.
The Boys felt like a reaction to the influx of superhero movies. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at what superheroes can be when they’re morally gray. Homelander represented the worst of them, the image conscious and corrupt. General V Sounds like a typical young adult mystery trying to be edgy. the boys Definitely went for edgier, but it fits that show better. This show never feels like the subject has to be a superhero. It’s a send-up of college and college athletes, but it lacks the bite of the original series.
|Asa German, Lizzie Broadway Play Sam, Emma|
Episode six reveals everything, or at least most everything. We are discovering who is behind it.
Episode eight is wreaking havoc. There was a concern about the supers being too strong, and it proved all that. Some of those supers were captured and tortured, but two wrongs don’t make a right when supers are killing innocents.
This season has ended a chapter, but there is definitely more to this story. Vought would cover up what happened, again finding a way to spin it to their advantage. With Marie and Andre cast as villains instead of heroes to reveal what’s going on, what will they do?