7 Reasons You Should Be Watching Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Boys’ (PHOTOS)

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Vigilantes Worth Rooting For

Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher heads the show’s titular group “The Boys,” and his personal quest for revenge may seem intense, but he proves on many occasions that they’re an organization rooted in justice for those who aren’t super. Who doesn’t root for justice?

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Celebrity Culture Commentary

Apart from satirizing what viewers know about superheroes from Marvel and DC, The Boys puts on blast our own acceptance of celebrity culture by depicting superheroes with scheduled missions and fake smiles for selfies while being complete monsters behind the scenes.

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Heroes Just Like Us

When the show begins, viewers are shown the process that civilian superheroes go through in order to join conglomerate Vought, who supports the leading superhero group known as “The Seven.” When Starlight (Erin Moriarty) gets her acceptance call, her excitement mirrors that college acceptance letter or job offer reaction many viewers have been through.

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While this series is a comedy on the surface, The Boys serves up some poignant moments throughout, including a few emotional exchanges between Hughie (Jack Quaid) and his father (Simon Pegg).

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Some Sick Action

Need a dose of action in your life? The Boys has you covered with some great chase scenes in the subway and hand-to-hand fighting. Keep a close eye on The Female (Karen Fukuhara) who is on the receiving and delivery end of many of the show’s action-filled moments.

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Feisty Friendships

Things aren’t always perfect between the members of “The Boys,” but even in their tense moments they are a loyal group of friends that will make it worth tuning in.

Best Baddies

The superheroes, or “Supes,” are so bad that they’re great to watch. Apart from their hilarious public personas, seeing their behind-the-scenes behavior is what makes the show worth watching. Especially when it comes to Antony Starr’s Homelander, who takes the term “Superbad” to a whole other level.

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The Boys has quickly become Amazon’s latest hit, and just two weeks into its release it is one of the platform’s most binged series of 2019.

The anti-superhero series from executive producers Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg has continued to grow in popularity as a must-see show of the summer. Set in a world where superheroes are over-indulged celebrities who behave badly, “The Boys” are a group of vigilantes who aim to keep them in line.

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Do you belong with Hughie and the gang or Homelander and the heroes?

If you haven’t bought into the show yet, there’s more than enough reasons to, along with the fact that it was renewed for a second season before the first season premiere. As production on Season 2 begins, Kripke — who is best known for Supernatural — said in a statement, “I’m so beyond thrilled with the response to Season 1. And mainly, it’s made me get my ass in gear and work even harder on Season 2.”

“I don’t want Season 2 to go bigger, I want it to go deeper,” Kripke continued. “A more intense, more insane, more wrenching, more character-driven season. It’s my one and only goal to make Season 2 even better than Season 1.”

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From that twist ending to everything in between.

Still not convinced? Click through the gallery above to find out exactly why you should be tuning into the new hit sooner rather than later.