The Boys: Season 2 (2020)


Season 2
The Boys

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The Boys comes out swinging in a superb second season that digs deeper into its complicated characters and ups the action ante without pulling any punches.



Critic Ratings: 98


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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The season opener is new and improved with more action, more gore, and more cults. There's plenty of violence, more than other shows.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

The Boys get hold of a Super Terrorist. Starlight finds evidence against Vought. The Deep connects with his emotions. Homelander gets some kind of family.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2020

Those exposed to Compound V are entitled to compensation. Vough gives the drug to multiple people, whether they want it or not.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2020

One team member discloses their method of detecting a murderer while the gang embarks on a trip to North Carolina on the trail of an unusual Supe.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2020

The film studio announces its plans to begin production on the latest crusader film.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2020

The Sage Grove Center assists those struggling with mental illness. The empathetic doctors and counsellors help patients live full lives.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2020

The Department of Homeland Security would like to warn you of a super villain alert in your area. Be vigilant and make contact if you see anything suspicious.

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The even more intense, more insane Season 2 finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother's Milk (Laz Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation's paranoia.

Cast & Crew

Jack Quaid
Karl Urban
Billy Butcher
Laz Alonso
Mother's Milk
Tomer Capon
Karen Fukuhara
The Female
Anthony Starr
Erin Moriarty
Aya Cash
Eric Kripke
Executive Producer
Seth Rogen
Executive Producer
Evan Goldberg
Executive Producer
James Weaver
Executive Producer
Neal H. Moritz
Executive Producer
Pavun Shetty
Executive Producer
Ori Marmur
Executive Producer
Ken Levin
Executive Producer
Jason Netter
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Boys Season 2

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (23)

It's not your typical superhero fare.

Oct 7, 2020 | Full Review…

The second season, much like life in these United States, is structured around a leadership vacuum, and it's an enormous improvement.

Sep 8, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Boys" is still an imperfect beast, but it gets so many parts right - I haven't even talked about the skilled stunt work or expertly staged action scenes - that you're likely to get caught up in its gorging satire.

Sep 8, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Season two proves that if the series is going to be so bloated and only sporadically punchy, it's never going to be as powerful as it thinks it is.

Sep 4, 2020 | Full Review…

A wonderfully subversive, cynically entertaining piece of work.

Sep 2, 2020 | Full Review…

Highly entertaining but grossly flawed, The Boys envisions itself as the bad boy of superhero stories. To a degree, it is. But let's not act as if it's the long-awaited mash-up of Shakespeare and Stan Lee.

Aug 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Without giving too much away, The Boys season 2 gets dark. Very quickly.

Sep 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

If you like everything about The Boys' Season 1 - including the cynicism, brutality and the swearing - you simply can't go wrong with the second season.

Jan 28, 2021 | Full Review…

On top of having plenty of allegorical weight, The Boys is also tremendously entertaining, roaring along from one complicated caper to the next on the force of three terrific lead performances.

Nov 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Every episode of season 2 carefully crafts a soulfully haunting story that is emotionally riveting, thrilling, and gets you right in the feels.

Nov 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's easy to recommend the second season of The Boys, an update of Don Quixote with the same spirit. [Full Review in Spanish]

Nov 4, 2020 | Full Review…

[T]he real success in the work done by showrunner extraordinaire Eric Kripke and his team of writers, actors, and crew. Together, they've taken The Boys to new territory in ways that are even grittier and more heartwrenching than last year.

Oct 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Boys: Season 2

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  • Jun 07, 2021
    Streaming services need to do more than 8 episodes.
  • Jun 07, 2021
    Great second season to an already spectacular show
  • Jun 07, 2021
    Perfect season 2 for an already amazing season 1.
  • May 28, 2021
    diabolical baby understand that
  • May 28, 2021
    Awesome. The story, the character progression, and the gore. Pity there is only two seasons as of this review. I highly recommend.
  • May 18, 2021
    After a stellar second outing, The Boys proves it is one of if not the best show TV has to offer.
  • May 06, 2021
    Full of action, blood and no censures, this is by far the best superheroes TV show, I totally recomend it!
  • May 04, 2021
    6.3/10 — "Okay"/"Watchable" -(Seen in MAY '21)
  • Apr 30, 2021
    While it might look like just another Edgy Superhero show, it is so much more. Its so complex with amazing acting, action, story, and everything in between. I don't wanna get into spoilers because its so amazing, so go watch it. Now!

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