After a sex-party with a many meter long, sentient, penis and an Ant-Man inspired sex game that resulted in total immolation, where exactly do you go next? Wherever you go, it seems like the team behind The Boys are just going to keep upping the ante, probably until everyone is completely desensitised.
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It makes me wonder if they are actually in control of their show, themselves and each other? When you are gleefully pushing boundaries in service of the storytelling, it is fresh and anarchic. When you are doing it simply to see how far you can go, then you are just American Pie with gore and superheroes. Which is it?
Either way, I guess we will find out, as Stephan Fleet, visual effects supervisor and associate producer on The Boys, has just tweeted something that seems to indicate they are going beyond even Season 3. He tweeted:
“I think I just saw the most disgusting thing I have seen working in this business thus far…”
Either that, or he was live tweeting from a Hollywood party, free of normos.
There are new additions to the cast this season. Jeffrey Dean Morgan is jumping from The Walking Dead to Vought Enterprises. Valorie Curry joins as Firecracker, with Susan Heyward as Sister Sage. Rosemarie DeWitt is Hughie’s mother.
Season three scored higher than season two on Rotten Tomatoes, with a Certified Fresh approval rating of 98% based on 146 reviews, with an average rating of 8.05/10. The website’s critical consensus states:
“Managing to up the ante on what was already one of television’s most audacious satires, The Boys’ third season is both bracingly visceral and wickedly smart.”
It was an improvement. We just hope the constant outrage and gore escalation doesn’t start to overshadow the story or the satire.