Those bad superheroes surprised me (The Boys on Amazon)

I have just watched the first episode of The Boys on Amazon. I didn’t know what to expect before the first episode, only that it was supposed to be about superheroes not only fighting on the good side. I watched the trailer as well, but I had a hard time really understanding what to expect based on the trailer. But, after watching one single episode, I know have a better grip on the story!

Hughie Campbel in The Boys
Hughie Campbel in The Boys

I thought The Boys would be about a group of superheroes doing good, but also having trouble with their own personalities. After watching the first episode on Amazon, I got to say that I was kind of correct. But, not entirely.

Who are The Boys?

To my surprise, The Boys isn’t the title of those superheroes, but about a small group of some people actually going against the superheroes. But, why would they need to fight against them or go against the superheroes? Well, it seems as if they aren’t really as good as one would expect.

Hughie Campbell is one of the boys. We meet him at the start of the first episode as he stands with his girlfriend chatting on the street. Suddenly, A-Train (a superhero moving with superspeeds) runs by them and the girlfriend ends up dead after being “torn to pieces” by the superhero moving with superspeed. Hughie isn’t able to be at peace with this, and as he meets Billy Butcher, they decide to go for “The Seven” to get them down. But, it isn’t gonna be that easy.

Billy Butcher in The Boys
Billy Butcher in The Boys

At the same time, we also meet the brand new member of The Seven, Erin Moriarty, better known as Starlight. She comes with entirely pure intentions to the superhero-assembly, and she is greatly surprised to discover the corrupted morale among the people she had adored until she became one of them. Where will this take her in the coming episode? I don’t know yet!

Why The Boys surprised me (in a positive way)?

After watching the trailer, I didn’t feel like watching The Boys at all. It looked like a mess to me, but I took the time to watch the first episode. And to be honest, it threw me so many curveballs that it caught my attention, and actually made me curious about how this will continue from here.

Yes, the fact that it is so different makes it good. I still have seven more episodes to watch before I get to the end of season 1, and we already know that The Boys has been renewed for a second season. But, based on the pilot episode, this for sure looks good!

Homelander in The Boys on Amazon
Homelander in The Boys on Amazon

Where can you watch The Boys online?

If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, then stream it on Amazon Prime. If you have a Prime Video subscription, stream it on Prime Video. If you do not have either, you better get one of them. You can find out more on how to stream Amazon Prime videos abroad, and those instructions will also help you actually buy an Amazon Prime subscription in the United States.

I do not know of any other TV channels showing this Amazon show currently, so this is the way to watch it. There are some Amazon shows that you can stream on other platforms, but this is not one of them!

How did you like The Boys?

Have you seen the first episode? Have you seen several episodes? How did you like The Boys? I would love to hear your thoughts!

The Boys coming to Amazon Prime

One of the most anticipated shows on Amazon.com currently will get to the platform late in July 2019. The Boys is the name of the show, and here we will meet super-heroes not exactly like the ones we are used to meet.

There will be many highlights on Amazon Prime in July and you can see a video presenting many of them right here.

But, the biggest highlight for many is the new Amazon Original series named The Boys. This isn’t a story about the typical boy in the street. Instead, this is a TV series from Amazon in which we meet people with super-skills, but they lack the super-morale that we have seen in similar heroes before. Can you imagine what it would be like if Thor was only interested in his own selfish interests? Or what if Iron Man only used his mind and brilliancy to grow his own empire instead of saving the earth? Well, in The Boys, we meet similar heroes, but without the morale compass known from the super-heroes from Marvel and DC Comics we have learned to love so far.

Above you can see the second trailer of The Boys from YouTube. As you can see, here we have a mixture of action and drama, and some super-heroes I have a very hard time understanding currently. I guess it will all become clearer after watching a couple of episodes, but right now, I simply feel disorientated watching the trailer.

Would you like to know more about what’s coming to Amazon Prime in July? You can find a full list of Prime July arrivals here.

My thoughts about The Boys

I have a feeling that the super-heroes have got to be good in some kind of way. They are uniting forces (as we understand from the trailer), and the only way this show will be watchable is if they are following certain good principles and having good intentions. Who would ever want to watch a series in which the main characters use their skills only for evil? It would be devastating and ugly, so I guess they will have to make their heroes work together for good, no matter how rotten morale they have and how selfish they might be.

I don’t look especially much forward to this series, but I am still curious to find out what people think about it, and whether or not it will become a success or not.

Are you looking forward to The Boys? What do you think about the series based on the trailers? Are you satisfied or do you feel like someone is messing up with you? I find the trailers hard to grasp and understand, but I will still give the series a chance after its release on Amazon Prime in July!