The Boys

Aired: Jul 26, 2019 , Friday at 3:00 on Amazon

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Episode Summary: When a Supe kills the love of his life, A/V salesman Hughie Campbell teams up with Billy Butcher, a vigilante hell-bent on punishing corrupt Supes -- and Hughie's life will never be the same again.
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  • Knocks Superhero Saturation to Its Knees

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    Knocks Superhero Saturation to Its Knees

    We're absolutely inundated with superheroes these days.

    From DC adaptations on television to Marvel's mega movie franchise, it feels like we should be all tapped out.

    Then a show like The Boys comes into the picture, and superheroes are suddenly fun again.

    The series is based on Dynamite Entertainment's The Boys comics created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson (Preacher).

    The boys of The Boys are the heroes of this story, but they're not super. They are comprised by a group of humans who have been wronged by the superpowered heroes and aim to put an end to their reign -- or at least drag them down a notch or two.

    In many comics adaptations currently on television, especially in the Arrowverse, superheroes begin as vigilantes. They don't all have powers, and even if they do, their efforts are often frowned upon by the general public.

    In the world of The Boys, superheroes reign supreme. Th...
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