The Boys Season 2 Episode 1-3 Review

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The Boys Season 2 Episode 1-3 Review – The Boys are back in town

The Boys Season 2 picks up a few months after the season 1 finale. Butcher is missing and being blamed for Stillwell’s death and the rest of The Boys are in hiding. Hughie and Starlight are attempting to expose Vaught’s connection to Compound V, the 7 have mourned and replaced Translucent, and Homelander is trying to be a father. This is all on top of the world learning about super terrorist. There’s a lot going on in the best way possible. To keep it straight and to the point without spoilers, here are the episode synopsis from Amazon:

S02E01 – Season 2! New and improved! Now with 50% more explosive decapitations, terrorists, S&M hookers, cults, and a new pine fresh scent! But wait, there’s more! 2X MORE blood, guts and gore than the other leading brands! This exclusive offer is available only on Amazon Prime Video! Don’t delay! Order now!

S02E02 – The Boys get themselves a Super Terrorist, Starlight gets evidence against Vought, The Deep gets in touch with his feelings, and Homelander gets himself a family (sort of). All that, and a hard-hitting exposé on why Super Suits don’t have pockets.

S02E03 – Attention: If you or a loved one were exposed to Compound V, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Vought has given the drug to multiple victims, without their knowledge or consent. If you believe that you or a loved one were administered Compound V, call the law firm of Bremmer & Bremmer at 1-888-177-2774 for a free legal consultation. Know your rights!

There’s a lot going on, not to mention all of the visceral violence and vulgar language. It’s pretty great. From the opening episodes, there are a few key things that really stick out to me. First, Homelander is an excellent character. His insecurity and want of purpose in contrast to his all-powerfulness is a great juxtaposition and Anthony Starr does an incredible job with the extremes of of being the world’s greatest superhero and world’s most insecure and blowhardened man. Any scene that involves Homelander and milk is immensely dramatic and awkwardly hilarious. He’s easily become one of my top 10 villains. In contrast to Homelander’s identity crisis laden character, we now have Stormfront, who seems to be the most fully realized person in the show. Aya Cash delivers a powerful presence and eerily nonchalant demeanor to everything Stormfront does; be it interviews, social media posting, or what I believe can be classified as hate crimes.

The 7 seem to be getting a lot of development and drama. It’s interesting because they’re set up to be the villains of the series, but many of them seem to just be people who got caught up in a bad situation. Black Noire is the least covered, but he did have a powerful emotional moment that really has you feel for him. It’s even more impressive considering he never says a word and his costume is just black on black. It’s a testament to Nathan Mitchell, as he drives a truly great emotional performance out of what is essentially a stick figure. Then there’s the huge coming to terms The Deep has to go through. I have to hand it to Chace Crawford, despite how much you hate The Deep from his actions, you can’t help but start to feel for the guy.

The Boys on the other hand, are moving the story along, but we aren’t getting too much into their characters. Not they aren’t being used, just in comparison to the drama The 7 have, The Boys seem relatively on the same trains of thought from the previous season. Minus Kimiko. Karen Fukuhara has some lines, in the form of sign language and writing. We get to know more about her past and she is given a major connection to Stormfront. It’s pretty much all I can say without spoiling anything. I can’t wait to see where her story takes her.

Outside of the main characters, The Boys also gives us more off the walls superpowered craziness. In the first episode alone, we have dismemberment in horrifically casual S&M, terrifying bodily explosions that have you on edge believing it will happen in every episode, and a grossly realistic body damage from a superpowered attack. I have to say though, the gore is weirdly artistic. It’s not just grotesque to be grotesque, it serves an artistic purpose.

With that said, I think what makes The Boys, especially Season 2, such a good show is the mirror it holds up to society. The 7 are portrayed as this good and for everyone supergroup, but are mired with horrendous deeds and practices much like many corporations are today. Society’s focus and manipulation allow evil to continue under the guise of good. People tend to over glorify certain people and entities and allow them to get away with unacceptable behavior. It’s incredibly poignant and relative, especially today. Not to mention the commentary on the business of war. It’s incredibly thoughtful and uses intense gore to drive points and make statements. It’s downright brilliant.

My only gripe, and it’s a spoiler so skip this next paragraph if you don’t want any, is that they completely brutalize an Asian guy in each episode. I’ll cover it more in my Is That Racist piece. Though I don’t feel that it is, at least intentionally, it’s more of a reflection of how US Culture/Society tends to view/treat Asian men in general. I expect a lot of pushback and decrees of over-thinking as I have with similar pieces, but GFY. I still really like the show so if you get it twisted that’s on you.

The Boys Season 2 comes back strong, angry, and bloody. Every character is mad, every character is angry, and every character gets blood on them. It is an intense superpowered, psychotic, and bloody ride that will have riders feel a full range of emotions. While yes, I do have so critique on the use of Asian dudes, I don’t hold it against the show or expect them to reverse a century of poor Asian representation. I personally can’t wait to see what happens next. My The Boys Season 2 Episode 1-3 review gets a 4.5/5

 

 

 

The Boys Season 2 Episodes 1-3
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The Boys Season 2 comes back strong, angry, and bloody. Every character is mad, every character is angry, and every character gets blood on them. It is an intense superpowered, psychotic, and bloody ride that will have riders feel a full range of emotions. While yes, I do have so critique on the use of Asian dudes, I don’t hold it against the show or expect them to reverse a century of poor Asian representation. I personally can’t wait to see what happens next.

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