A great season with a disappointing ending. The Boys series & franchise is clearly reaching its peak.
Managing to up the ante on what was already one of television’s most audacious satires is difficult. And somehow, The Boys‘ third season is both bracingly visceral and wickedly smart, except for some major red flags.
In fact, the third installment is violent, provocative and can be read both as a critique of the milieu to which it belongs and of the American Dream. Black Lives Matter, False News, Racism, fame, and fandom. All are core subject in the modern American society that are visited during this season. Some had an amazing story arc; others were severely mis-managed.
On the other hand, Antony Starr is incredible. Every time he shows up on screen, he makes me hate Homelander even more, and that says something about his acting. One of the best TV villains EVER.
However, The Boys isn’t saying much that’s new in its third season, but it continues to bite deeper, sharper, and bloodier. The season is consistently entertaining, but it could be so much stronger. For the first time, it almost seems scared to really unleash its true power, especially with that week ending where nothing really happens.
Should you watch it?
The cameos, storylines and effects were mostly top notch. This is definitely the most violent show on TV right now.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream all seasons of The Boys exclusively on Prime Video.