Instead of showing us a typical world where superheroes have good intentions and are made to be idolised, The Boys gives us a look at something closer to reality. A world where they are celebrated by the media but riddled with corruption and abuse. Fronted by Homelander (who’s basically psycho superman) the Seven are the leading group of hero’s, they hide behind their smiles and the idea of protecting America while personal and corporate agendas are playing out behind closed doors.
Season 1 recap.
At the start of season one, we meet Hughie, a regular guy whose girlfriend is killed by A-Train, one of the Seven. Much to his anger, her death is considered collateral damage and he is encouraged to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement and given a lacklustre apology.