Beware of 'The Boys': A Satirical Take on Power and Corruption

Eric Kripke's 'The Boys', a fantasy series addressing real-world issues like corruption and unchecked power, returns for its fourth season on June 13. The show redefines superheroes as morally compromised individuals, resonating globally. Kripke emphasizes the dangers of authoritarian figures and the violent reality of superpowers.

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 08-06-2024 12:17 IST | Created: 08-06-2024 12:17 IST
Beware of 'The Boys': A Satirical Take on Power and Corruption
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Eric Kripke, the mind behind 'The Boys', explains the series' global appeal lies in its satire on real-life issues such as corruption and unchecked power. As the show returns for its fourth season on June 13, viewers should brace for its provocative take on superheroes.

The narrative twists traditional superhero archetypes by portraying 'Supes' as corrupt, morally compromised individuals who revel in their unchecked power. According to Kripke, the fantasy genre allows for a reflective and subversive critique of contemporary society.

Since its premiere on Prime Video in 2019, 'The Boys' has garnered praise for its commentary on power dynamics, celebrity culture, and authoritarianism, using graphic violence to depict the unsettling reality of superheroes in the real world.

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