'The Boys' Season 3: Violent, complex, and comical, Eric Kripke's supe show comes out swinging

Season 3 picks up right where it left off and the first three episodes releasing on June 3 focus a lot more on Homelander, whose losing his sanity


                            'The Boys' Season 3: Violent, complex, and comical, Eric Kripke's supe show comes out swinging
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'The Boys' Season 3 might be the best season yet. Apart from maintaining the extreme violence, the comedy, and the heightened tension, Eric Kripke's supe show feels like the wait for a new installment is worth it. Two seasons of the show were rated 85% and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and received generous praise for the series' willingness to explore uncharted territories. Season 3 picks up right where it left off and the first three episodes releasing on June 3 focus a lot more on Homelander (Antony Starr) whose losing his sanity by the second.

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The Seven are in absolute disarray. The Deep (Chace Crawford) is doing his own thing with a book release. Starlight (Erin Moriarty) gets a shot at being the co-captain of the supe band, Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott) is still around, but schemes at killing Homelander at every opportune moment, while A-Train tries to build his image by making a docuseries that helps his African-American connect. And amid this, they're expected to fight crime. Aya Cash's Stormfront makes a brief appearance after she was revealed to have survived the events of the Season 2 finale.

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On the other end, the Boys haven't been in Sunny Florida exactly. Bill Butcher (Kal Urban) now sort of reports to Hughie (Jack Quaid), who in turn works with the mysterious Congresswoman Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) who's also an anti-supe activist and founding director of the Federal Bureau of Superhuman Affairs. Marvin Milk, Frenchie, and Kimiko are just out there, but itching for things to back to being bad again. There's also the storyline of Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles), a rather twisted version of Captain America who is all set to match up to Homelander and make his life a little more miserable.

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Speaking of misery, it's been quite the ride for the Alpha member of the Seven. He's been rather subdued with his kid, Ryan hating him. The death of Becca (Shantel Vansanten) and Stormfront almost literally burned to crisp has left him on the edge. Add to this the lack of respect from the team to further compound his woes. It's not a great run as the series traces his arc in Season 3. Needless to say, the show nails it again with the elements that made it delightful to watch in the first place. It's cynical, bloody violent and there's a guilty pleasure in wanton destruction — all factors that made it a perfect anti-hero drama.

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Starr and Urban are still the best to watch out for, while Quaid and Ackles do more than just hold their own. The rest of the cast plays their parts to perfection which is buoyed by some great writing. In all, 'The Boys' Season 3 is more perfect than its predecessors. Safe to say, it's outdone them.

'The Boys' Season 3 Episodes 1-3 will stream on June 3 on Amazon Prime Video.

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