The Boys (2019– )
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The Name of the Game 

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When a Supe kills the love of his life, A/V salesman Hughie Campbell teams up with Billy Butcher, a vigilante hell-bent on punishing corrupt Supes -- and Hughie's life will never be the same again.


Dan Trachtenberg


Eric Kripke (teleplay by), Eric Kripke (developed by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Billy Butcher
Jack Quaid ... Hughie Campbell
Antony Starr ... Homelander
Erin Moriarty ... Starlight / Annie January
Dominique McElligott ... Queen Maeve
Jessie T. Usher ... A-Train
Laz Alonso ... Mother's Milk (credit only)
Chace Crawford ... The Deep
Tomer Capon ... Frenchie (credit only)
Karen Fukuhara ... The Female (credit only)
Nathan Mitchell ... Black Noir
Elisabeth Shue ... Madelyn Stillwell
Simon Pegg ... Hugh Campbell
Alex Hassell ... Translucent
Shaun Benson ... Ezekiel


Hughie Campbell suffers mental trauma after his girlfriend Robin is killed in a high-velocity impact with celebrity superhero A-Train. Lawyers from Vought International offer a $45,000 settlement, which Hughie hesitates to accept. Aspiring superhero Annie January auditions as "Starlight" and is accepted to join the Seven, following the retirement of the Lamplighter. Arriving at Seven headquarters, she is greeted by the Deep, who blackmails her into giving him oral sex.[6] Billy Butcher offers Hughie a chance to expose superhero corruption. Butcher takes Hughie to a secret "Supes club", and shows him security footage of A-Train laughing about Robin's death. Butcher asks Hughie to take the settlement money and to plant a bug at Seven Tower, but Hughie refuses. In Central Park, Annie meets Hughie. They motivate each other to stand up fror themselves, and face their challenges. Hughie plants the bug. Translucent discovers the bug and confronts Hughie alone at work. Butcher arrives and ... Written by Aaron Kyle

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Jess Salgueiro's character, Robin Ward, is reference to the DC hero of the same name, Robin, and the actor who played him in the original live action Batman tv series, Burt Ward. See more »


The Deep tells Starlight that they have satellites in "geocentric" orbit. It is fair to assume that he meant "geosynchronous" orbit. He next states that they can read a license plate from 380 miles up. It is also fair to assume that he's talking about the same satellites as he doesn't mention any other. Geosynchronous orbit is approximately 22,236 miles above the surface of the Earth. See more »


[first lines]
Benjy: Yo, I am so psyched for Invisible Force 2.
Jamie: Please. Invisible Force 1 was lame. I'm all about Rising Tide.
Benjy: Rising Tide? The Deep? Translucent could kick the Deep's ass.
Jamie: How? He's invisible. That's, like, all he's got. That's it.
Benjy: Exactly. He sneaks up on the Deep, and then boom, motherfucker! Sit down.
Jamie: Until the Deep makes a shark bite Translucents dick off.
Benjy: How's he gonna find his dick? It's invisible.
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References The Matrix (1999) See more »


La Foule
Performed by Youssoupha
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9 seems a wee high alas I'm only thru the first hour but..
26 July 2019 | by orcinussrSee all my reviews

I HAD been expecting something lighter so when I saw the record number of 'warnings' before episode 1 I knew my expectations were wandering around in a field somewhere, lost for certain (I gotta say there is an elegance to the fact that it hit EVERY friggen mature theme save for, what 'drug use'? Perhaps it's that I have a friend who's always saying he wants a show with so many warnings haha - yaaa this is it) Anyhoo, lemme return upon consumption of, say the first 3 epis with something worthwhile to relay - it's good though, it is good and you can glean its likely to stay that way

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