The Boys season 2 wants to start a cult of personality
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Its easy to get the wrong idea about The Boys. Amazons satirical take on superheroes based on Garth Ennis and Darick Robertsons comic superheroes who get off on behaving badly and the operatives who, in turn, get their jollies from keeping them in line had a whiff of Deadpool about it. You know: obnoxious, irreverent, very violent, and kind of shallow. But in its surprisingly effective first season, The Boys showed real heart. Its crass and vulgar, sure, but its also interested in much more than the facile superheroes, but theyre bad premise it leads you to believe it will focus on. Namely, its out to crush any fond feelings you have for celebrities.
In the world of The Boys, superheroes have gone corporate, almost entirely…