The Boys

The Boys – The Innocents

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2019

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The Boys - The Innocents TV review

In “The Innocents” Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continues to flex her muscles and push back against corporate’s attempt to control her forcing the company to take drastic action by throwing the Deep‘s (Chace Crawford) to the wolves by having him admit on-camera he was responsible for sexually assaulting America’s newest shinning star. Well, at least one of the assholes got what was coming to him. Meanwhile, the Boys go to Mesmer (Haley Joel Osment), a supe with the ability to read minds, in order to learn more about Kamiko (Momona Tamada). She calms down enough to give up a bit of her life story (after breaking one of the psychic’s hands). While the choice helps out the boys in the short-term it also foreshadows huge problems as Mesmer reaches out to an old friend about what he has learned. The show also leaves quite a bit on the cutting room floor by introducing, and then quickly moving on from, an intriguing character like Mesmer haunted by his ability to connect to people while being completely disconnected from his daughter.

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The Boys – Good for the Soul

by Alan Rapp on August 22, 2019

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The Boys - Good for the Soul TV review

Much of “Good for the Soul” centers around the Believe Festival, where Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continues to chafe under the expectations of what others want her to be and Hughie (Jack Quaid) blackmails a supe to give the Boys dirt on Compound V. Despite having to trade on her fame to further Butcher‘s (Karl Urban) plans, Hughie continues to grow closer to the new woman in his life while she loses her shit a little standing up against the hypocrisy of what her beloved festival has become (or what she had just failed to notice when she was younger and even more naive than she is now). Hughie’s inner conflict and Starlight’s common sense allow the pair to be the only likable characters in a world gone to shit.

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  • Title: The Boys – The Female of the Species
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The Boys - The Female of the Species television review

After releasing her while searching the hidden supply house where A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) gets his drugs, Butcher (Karl Urban), Mother’s Milk (Laz Alonso), and Frenchie (Tomer Capon) scour the city for the murderous woman (Karen Fukuhara) whose connection to larger events none of them yet understand. (I’ll admit, I’m a little lost, too.) Meanwhile, Hughie‘s (Jack Quaid) goes out on a date with Starlight (Erin Moriarty) continuing to find more in common with the hero than he though possible making it even hard to lie to her, and use her to spy on the Seven as the show continues to push Hughie towards a major decision which Hughie will be forced to choose between his new life (and revenge for the death of his girlfriend) and possibly moving on with Starlight.

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The Boys – Get Some

by Alan Rapp on August 12, 2019

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The Boys - Get Some TV review

The third episode of the series delivers a super-hero race between A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) and the new up-and-coming speedster known as Shockwave (Mishka Thébaud). A big publicity stunt helping to sell both the heroes and used to also push the company’s agenda, A-Train knows he cannot afford to lose his spot on the team (as the show underlines just how much the heroes rely on their fame and how it might be the most powerful weapon which can be used against them). Staking out A-Train’s girlfriend (Brittany Allen), the Boys discover the speedster’s dirty little secret involving a drug that enhances his abilities but makes him loose control. A-Train’s reliance on it brings it to the Boys’ attention as well as reveal the super-hero was hopped-up on it when he ran through Hughie‘s (Jack Quaid) girlfriend.

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The Boys – Cherry

by Alan Rapp on August 5, 2019

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The Boys - Cherry television review

The second episode of The Boys deals with the fallout of the previous episodes as Hughie (Jack Quaid) and Butcher (Karl Urban) are left with an invisible and indestructible hero (Alex Hassell) on their hands. Enlisting the help of an old friend (Tomer Capon) the duo becomes a trio and looks for ways to properly dispose of the hero before he can escape or one of his friends comes looking for him. The culmination of this plot thread firmly establishes Hughie on a new path. A bit more focused than the first episode (other than a questionable subplot involving the blackmail of a senator), the show continue to revel in its depravity as Hughie’s fall to the level of Butcher and the heroes he blames for his girlfriend’s death is complete.

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