The Boys: Full Season 3 Review

Season 3 of The Boys is now streaming on Prime Video. The below review describes some plot details, but no major spoilers. See our spoiler-filled reviews of each episode below:

The Boys Season 3 Premiere Review: First 3 Episodes

The Boys Season 3, Episode 4 Review – “Glorious Five Year Plan”

The Boys Season 3, Episode 5 Review – “The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies”

The Boys Season 3, Episode 6 Review – “Herogasm”

The Boys Season 3, Episode 7 Review – “Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed”

The Boys Season 3, Episode 8 Review – “The Instant White-Hot Wild”

Season 3 of The Boys is one of maturation, forward progress, and (comparable) restraint. The show that begins its latest season with an incredible shrinking coke-sniffer erupting out of his lover’s penis closes on its most introspective and heartfelt arcs to date. Showrunner Eric Kripke structures Season 3 like a response to anyone who incorrectly claims The Boys is all violence, no substance, simply by addressing storylines that’ve been building from ground zero. This latest was a season of facing consequences, choosing whether to leap off cliffs, and vanquishing internal demons before focusing on reality’s monsters — quite frankly, the best The Boys has been so far.

That’s not to discredit Kripke’s special effects department and fight choreographers because The Boys still kicks an approvable amount of criminal asses. Season 3 remains as excessively gratuitous and creative in its bodily mutilations, from Seven-themed dildo implements to a supe hamster chewing through faces. Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara), Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), Homelander, and Butcher all get standout action sequences as seemingly indestructible titans collide. The Boys never outright sheds the extreme violence that fans come to expect from Butcher’s dispatching of superpowered scumbags and somehow still does so with a new hearse smell (and Footloose inspirations).

The Boys: The History of Soldier Boy and Payback

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