Halfway through the first season, I’m still not exactly sure what to call The Boys. There are supers, certainly, but very few heroes. It’s a dark world of power games (super and not), celebrity, and more vengeance than justice.
Things get even uglier on “The Boys,” which is quite an achievement. You keep thinking they’ve hit the bottom on how bad things can go, and then find out you’re wrong. There are grim events, interesting flashbacks, and some cracks in the ranks on “Female of the Species.”
The Boys is a brutal, ugly, and arguably sick and twisted series about superhumans as celebrities. It’s also remarkably well written, with a lot of detail and some great interlocking plots.