The third season of the acclaimed satirical superhero series The Boys premiered today with the first three episodes on Amazon Prime Video and judging from the first reviews, The Boys are continuing to live up to the name of one of the best superhero shows ever made, and the score on the most-known review-aggregation website for film and television also speaks in its favor.
After the first 18 reviews, The Boys Season 3 had the perfect score of 100%, and currently, after 36 reviews, the score is certified fresh with 97%. The audience score currently holds the 88% after 26 user ratings. For comparison, the first season of the series holds a score of 85% (89% audience score), and the second season also holds a score of 97% (79% audience score).
Based on the adult comic book of the same name, The Boys is a satirical parody series that practically spat in the face of the superhero genre as we know it, but in a very entertaining way. The story follows a titular group of vigilantes who try to uncover the Vought Company and the superhero team known as The Seven, who are presented in the public as crime-fighting heroes, but they’re actually a group of superpowered individuals who abuse their powers.
What makes this series so unique is that it’s basically made for both fans and haters of the superhero genre. The series received critical acclaim for its writing, storyline, humor, and performances, particularly Antony Starr, who plays the main villain Homelander, who is something like psycho-Superman and the leader of the Seven, and Karl Urban, who plays Billy Butcher, the leader of The Boys.
Created by Eric Kripke, creator of Supernatural, The Boys is starring Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, and Nathan Mitchell. Jensen Ackles joined the series this season as Soldier Boy.
The first three episodes of the third season are now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.