While we fans discuss which television shows we enjoy in the superhero genre, we most often solely focus on Marvel and DC. Of course, I believe most of us acknowledge how good The Boys is, but for some reason we don’t really see it in the superhero category. We usually just keep the comic-book discourse in between Marvel and DC, but season three of The Boys just continued to show me that neither powerhouse will be able to come close to what The Boys is.
Just a Strong of a Season as Ever
The Boys season three reaffirmed how great everyone behind this series is. I was able to watch all eight episodes early and so my assessment of this season comes with having seen the beginning, middle, and end. Oh boy, where to start? Everything you loved about The Boys is there. The sardonic commentary on consumerism, the blood and guts action, the wild shenanigans, and more not only stays the course, but amps it up in season three. I’m sure you’ve heard, by now; about Herogasm. Just get ready for that. This show isn’t afraid to really put everything out there on the screen.
And what season showed me is that the writers behind it must pay attention to every little thing in the outside world. They have to have teams watching everything Marvel and DC to be able to make such perfect parodies of actual characters, scenes, and even memes. Remember the meme of Ant-Man shrinking to defeat Thanos? I won’t say anymore. They really have their finger on the pulse of social economics, politics, entertainment, and more.
Your Favorites Go Through Some Shit
In my opinion, each character has developed naturally. Whether that development is a good one or a bad one varies from character to character. There’s a lot that happened in season two and the show doesn’t necessarily pick up right where we left off. Sure, it’s there, but in the show, a year has gone by since then. Stormfront seems very much a villain of season two, where our sights are set on one very big villain. The person that the show is always trying to take down: Homelander.
I did think to myself, at some point in the season, if it wouldn’t be best to just get rid of Homelander and turn to another villain. Instead of these seasons seemingly having placeholders to keep Homelander as the overall arch. But, I understood at the end of this season what this show was building towards. I wonder how long it can sustain itself – I don’t believe The Boys is a ten-season show. But, if they could wrap up everything in one or two seasons, I think it’d go down as the perfect superhero show.
Soldier Boy’s Time to Shine
Now, let’s talk about some newcomers. Because, you guys know everyone – you know the players and you know where they stand. I don’t really need to say much more, except expect to watch the characters you love the most go through some shit. No, I want to talk about the new kid on the block this season. Last season’s “oh f*ck” character was Stormfront. This season’s is Soldier Boy. It doesn’t sound like an intimidating name, but the very mention of this supe has everyone cowering. Even the likes of Black Noir.
Soldier Boy is an obvious parody of Captain America, but his story and character could be akin to a violent version of U.S. Agent from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier show. You’ll be reminded of Stranger Things, Black Widow, and The First Avenger, but Soldier Boy is no one to mess with. This isn’t a happy go luck red, white, and blue boy scout. This is toxic masculinity, old/backward thinking, and danger all wrapped in one. This is not the Jensen Ackles you’re used to from Supernatural. And honestly, it’s really refreshing seeing him fully embody this character. I absolutely loved the way the season was set up for him and how much time we had with him. Alongside Queen Maeve, Soldier Boy’s scenes were among my favorite in the season.
If I had to give the season some criticism, it’s just that I don’t believe Butcher should be framed as a villain in the minds of the rest of the Boys. I understand he’s hard around the edges and comes off uncaring of others, but I wish there was some cohesion and healing in the group. A way for Butcher to express himself positively to the group and for them to understand that he’s a broken man inside. Also, I do hope Homelander’s arch gets wrapped up in the next season, as I do think that if he goes any further then the show is purposely trying to stretch out his story in order to hold onto Antony Starr (which, I don’t blame them).
Other than that, this is an incredible season that will be rewatched [by me] over and over again.
Before we let you go, we have officially launched our merch store! Check out all of our amazing apparel when you click here and type in GVN15 at checkout for a 15% discount!
Make sure to check out our podcasts each week including Geek Vibes Live, Top 10 with Tia, Wrestling Geeks Alliance and more! For major deals and money off on Amazon, make sure to use our affiliate link!
Season three of The Boys just continues to show that no other superhero series will be able to come close to what The Boys is.
A girl with too many fandoms to count.