“I didn’t like it that much. Ever since Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, I feel like loads of American production companies decided it makes TV shows better when there’s pointless nudity, gratuitous gore and the word c*nt every twelve seconds; The Boys is one of them.
I get that some of it is necessary to convey the plot and the general tone – and I’m not a prude – but come on, I don’t need to see Alex Hassell’s dick for literally no reason.“
Good way to fill the word count, there. But yeah anyway, while I still stand by what I said about films and TV shows being as rude and violent as possible just because they found out they’re allowed to and it’s fashionable now, I actually quite liked The Boys after watching it enough.
Not only is is pretty fun and a huge twist on a very saturated genre, but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen superhero costumes not in a high-budget film actually look good.
That’s a good compliment in my book and listen, it’s far better than Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, which I suppose would be their equivalent.
Now, as season two is already in production and producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are currently doing the rounds to promote their news film The Good Boys, a little bit has been spoken about what we could expect, with Rogen revealing that he’s already seen the first episode of the new season.
“They already have more resources for the second season. They’re adding more characters, the scope of the show organically grows as the show continues. We just watched, actually, the first episode of the second season this week. It was a wonderful thing as producers. This is way better than I ever could’ve hoped it would be.
With a show like The Boys, especially, where the tone is so unique, for the actors to be able to watch the show and to see like, ‘Oh, that’s what it is.’ It allows them to come back completely locked into it.“
Goldberg then added that season two is “definitely better than the first season […] immediately, it just looks a bit better, feels bigger, the actors all know what they’re doing.”
So that’s exciting, eh?
To be honest, I’d quite like it if Amazon brought back The Tick and somehow folded both worlds into one another. I’d love to see the cartoon style of The Tick contrast with the gritty, satirical The Boys.
We’ll keep you updated about what happens.
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