The Boys (Season 1) – We Need Bad Superheroes.

Rating (3 out of 5)

Summary: My wife pushed through to the end, which says a lot. 15 minutes are missing from the first episode to trick me into liking the supes at first and then learning the cruel truth. I also needed more understanding of Billy’s (Karl Urban) motivation a bit earlier. A few episodes are a bit slow, but you get to the action if you slog through these slow sections.

Plot: Hughie’s (Jack Quaid) girlfriend is destroyed when superhero (supes) A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) runs through her. Billy then recruits Hughie to join his group to take down the supes.

Details: The sidekicks were the most enjoyable portion of the good team. Frenchie (Tomer Capon), M.M. (Laz Alonso) and Kumiko (Karen Fukuhara) interested me more than Billy or Hughie. Again, when they were in the scene there was significant movement forward in the story and/or fun banter. Billy was a dick and never seemed to care for anyone.

You have to be prepared some different events that surprise you. There are people blown up, dolphins killed, skulls disintegrated, etc. All humorous but a bit surprising. These are fun parts of the show.

The show explores some of “Mallrats” of superhero questions. Mainly about superhero sex and sexual organs. While funny in a small two minute bit, I don’t know if I need to have it graphically represented as much as they did.

“They Boys” is intereting enough that you want to see what happens. A decent series, but definitely not a that you should out at the top of your list.