The Boys (TV series) : An interesting take on superheroes
Superheros: One could successfully argue that this particular topic has been done to death in recent times. It has become a category so common in TV an cinema that I believe that it and something related to zombies are competing for the cliche awards.
That being said: The Boys, takes some steps to make this type of entertainment a lot more interesting than I expected.
I encountered this show because I think someone on Steemit recommended it when i was ranting about how Amazon Prime doesn't work in Thailand. This is one of their exclusive shows if i am not mistaken and it is a good one.
While it isn't a comedy, it does have comedic elements to it. The main part being that these superheros are not actually very nice people and they are also controlled by a corporation that dictates their every move including what crimes they are going to prevent and what their costumes are. But at the core, the superheros are actually pretty awful people.
One of my favorite superhero films of all time is Hancock with Will Smith and this series has a bit in common with that show. I enjoyed the fact that Hancock was basically a jerk who happened to have super powers but didn't necessarily use them for the forces of good. Most of the heros in this show are the same way. They are drunks, womanizers, and basically selfish pricks who are all controlled by a corporation that dictates their every move. It hasn't been revealed to me yet why it is that they listen to the company but i would imagine that that comes in time.
The show focuses on the group of people that are trying to kill all the heros rather than the heros themselves (hence the title of the show being "The Boys") I have to admit that it is pretty impractical that these guys, none of which have super-powers of their own, would be able to bring down a hero, but they do so.
Overall, the show is definitely worth watching and while I haven't dug too deep into what Amazon stuff is out there, i hope that this is an indicator of the kind of material they are interested in producing. Of all the series i have watched recently, this is one of the best and I suggest anyone give it a try even if you are sick of superhero films like I am