Created by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen. With Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty. A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
When DC thought they were going to do Grim Dark comic book stories, I bet this is what they were really shooting for, but forgot to take the lens cap off. “The Boys” was a fantastic, tightly scripted 8 episode adaptation of a comic book series that was borderline pornographic with a significant amount of nudity and straight up sex sprinkled throughout the main story and the expansion stories. The Amazon version didn’t have even remotely the same amount of crude content, and they made a couple huge changes to how the story plays out, but I think the choices they made in those changes were for the best and made the entire thing work for the medium.
The Boys originally appeared on Adam Selvidge’s Website on July 30, 2019.