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Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

“The Boys” victim of review bombing. Former coolies hate the show

Viewer rating for the fourth season on Rotten Tomatoes “The Boys” is currently 50%. In turn, critics rated it positively 95%. The previous series were much more appreciated by viewers, receiving 90%, 83% and 75% satisfactory opinions respectively.

Disappointed viewers of “The Boys” believe that the series has become too political and has clearly identified itself as one side of the ideological dispute. What is criticized most of all is the plot of Frenchie (Tomer Capone), who enters into a homosexual romantic relationship, and Firecracker (Valorie Curry) – a superhero who is also an extreme right-wing preacher of alternative facts.

The series also has its defenders who point out that the creators have been making fun of certain attitudes from the very beginning.

In turn, Eric Kripke, the showrunner of the series, spoke in an interview with Slash Film about the fans of Homelander (Anthony Starr). In the world of “The Boys”, he is a villainous version of Superman, endowed with incredible powers, but at the same time devoid of empathy and oversensitive about himself.

“I don’t write scripts with them in mind. Honestly, I don’t particularly care about them. I just feel numb and I don’t know what to do with them. Our series is characterized by many things, subtlety is not one of them,” Kripke said.

“If you think Homelander is a hero, I don’t know what to tell you. (…) However, if people want to watch this series for escapist entertainment, like other superhero productions, then thank you very much for watching,” he continued.

The showrunner also confirmed that the finale of “The Boys” will be different than in the comics.

“The Boys” is a satire on the enormous popularity of comic book superheroes and the multitude of productions that hit the film and TV series market every month. It tells the story of world-saving superheroes whose private lives leave much to be desired. The Boys, deprived of supernatural powers, try to fight their hypocrisy.

In the new season, Cameron Crovetti, Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will join the main cast. The fourth series will consist of eight episodes.