THE BOYS Season 4 Review – Bloody, Brilliant, Bold, and Brutally Real

THE BOYS Season 4 is almost too real, and I love it!
The Boys Season 4 Review

The Boys has always been a bold, unapologetic series that pierces through the cultural fabric with its audacious storytelling. Season 4 continues this legacy, delivering a masterful blend of dark humor, visceral action, and biting social commentary. This season not only maintains the show’s high standards but elevates it with impressive character growth, compelling new additions, and a storyline that’s more relevant than ever.

Unapologetically Real

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At its core, The Boys has always been a brilliant metaphor for celebrity, business, politics, and the American way of life told through the intertwined nature of superheroes, celebrity culture, and corporate power. Season 4 unapologetically parallels real-world issues, diving deeper into the corrupting influence of power and the superficiality of celebrity status. Vought International continues to serve as a biting critique of corporate greed and manipulation, making viewers question the true motives behind their favorite public figures.

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One of the most compelling aspects of The Boys Season 4 is its ruthless storytelling. The series continues to push boundaries, unafraid to take risks and make bold narrative choices that other shows might shy away from. This season, more than ever, demonstrates a willingness to sacrifice anything, disrupt the status quo, and delve into deeply uncomfortable territory—all in service of the story.

Whether it’s through shocking deaths, unexpected twists, or brutally honest character arcs, The Boys remains committed to its narrative integrity. This fearless approach ensures that the stakes always feel real and the consequences significant, keeping audiences engaged and invested in every episode. The creators’ commitment to ruthless storytelling underscores the show’s reputation as one of the most daring and innovative series on television today.

Old Faces, New Depths

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The character development in Season 4 is nothing short of astounding. Antony Starr’s Homelander is a revelation, evolving into a more complex and terrifying figure. His maturing portrayal reveals a man who is increasingly desperate to maintain his power and create a legacy, providing a chilling reflection on the dangers of unchecked authority and ego.

Karl Urban’s Billy Butcher remains a conflicted, tormented soul. With only months to live, his journey is fraught with emotional turmoil and desperate measures. Urban’s performance captures Butcher’s struggle to reconcile his past with his present, making for a gripping character arc.

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Colby Minifie’s Ashley is a standout, brilliantly portraying the character’s corporate facade while hinting at her underlying humanity. Minifie manages to balance the cold efficiency of a corporate executive with moments of vulnerability, adding layers to a character who could easily be one-dimensional.

Claudia Doumit’s Victoria Neuman is another highlight, effortlessly switching between her public persona and her darker, manipulative side. Doumit’s ability to convey these instantaneous changes is nothing short of mesmerizing, making Victoria one of the most intriguing characters this season.

Laz Alonso’s Mother’s Milk continues to be the fighting but fading heart of The Boys. His struggle to hold onto his principles while dealing with the chaos around him is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Alonso brings a depth and sincerity to the role that grounds the show’s more fantastical elements in real, human emotion.

Simon Pegg’s performance as Hughie’s father is a pleasant surprise, providing a catalyst for Jack Quaid’s Hughie to evolve. Pegg’s nuanced portrayal helps to highlight Hughie’s growth from a naive, reluctant hero to a more confident and determined figure. Every character thoroughly brings it, but I don’t want to pad my review with a bunch of words. I’m kicking myself for not including Chace Crawford, Susan Heyward, and Jesse T. Usher… Honestly everyone deserves awards.

Visually Valiant Viscera

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The production value of The Boys Season 4 is exceptional. The visceral, often brutal action sequences are balanced with moments of sheer visual artistry. The show’s ability to juxtapose grotesque violence with stunning cinematography is a testament to its creative vision. The art direction, special effects, and overall production design create an immersive world that is both horrifying and captivating.

A Packed and Balanced Narrative

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan & Karl Urban

One of the most impressive aspects of Season 4 is its ability to balance a multitude of stories, characters, themes, and issues without losing its narrative cohesion. The show expertly weaves together personal struggles, political intrigue, corporate machinations, and explosive action, creating a richly layered tapestry that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

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The integration of Gen V’s storyline into the main narrative is seamless, expanding the universe of The Boys in a way that feels organic and exciting. This crossover adds depth to both series, enhancing the overall experience for fans.

Trump Everything

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The Boys Season 4 is a triumph in every sense, blending sharp social commentary with compelling character arcs and breathtaking production value. It is a brilliant exploration of power, corruption, and humanity, told through the lens of a world where superheroes are anything but heroic. With its perfectly packed and balanced stories, characters, themes, and issues, The Boys continues to be one of the most relevant and entertaining series on television. This season is a must-watch, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what comes next in this diabolical and daring saga.

For the truly boundary-pushing, genre-defying, unapologetic storytelling matched with performances, production, and just an overwhelming sense of hope despite the bleakest and horrifyingly relatable situation, I give The Boys Season 4 a


The Boys Season 4 premieres on June 13, 2024, exclusively on Prime Video.

About The Boys Season 4

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Premiere Date: June 13, 2024
Episodes: 8 episodes x 1 hour
Executive Producer / Showrunner: Eric Kripke
Executive Producers: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Michaela Starr, Paul Grellong, David Reed, Meredith Glynn, Judalina Neira, Ken F. Levin and Jason Netter.
Distribution: Prime Video
Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit, Cameron Crovetti, Susan Heyward, Valorie Curry, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan

In Season Four, the world is on the brink. Victoria Neuman is closer than ever to the Oval Office and under the muscly thumb of Homelander, who is consolidating his power. Butcher, with only months to live, has lost Becca’s son and his job as The Boys’ leader. The rest of the team is fed up with his lies. With the stakes higher than ever, they have to find a way to work together and save the world before it’s too late.

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Professional Nerd | Amateur Human | Creative/Content Director The best way to describe Kevin Fenix is the kid you never tell what the buttons do in video games so you have a chance to win. Being 6’ 4” and Asian, he never really fit in, so he got comfortable standing out. Not only is it easy to find him in crowds, he dabbles in the culinary arts, does a little stand up and improv, and can honestly say Spider-Man is the Jesus-like influence of his life. Kevin Fenix loves dogs, movies, television, comics, comedy, and to shoot people… with video.