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Based on a comic book series of the same name, “The Boys” strikes a balance of amusing and serious critical portrayals of a massive corporation breeding celebrity superheroes.

Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ is a critique of superheroes and the media that creates them

“The Boys” is Amazon Prime Video’s latest contribution to the behemoth that is the superhero genre, a slightly grunge, antihero story that turns what audiences have come to know and expect from action on its head. Based on a comic book series of the same name, the show strikes a balance of amusing and serious critical portrayals of a massive corporation breeding celebrity superheroes.


“Derry Girls,” which premiered in Jan. 2019, portrays the teenage experience with war-torn North Ireland as its backdrop.

The awkward perfection of Netflix’s ‘Derry Girls’

When “Derry Girls” first came out in 2018, I immediately binged the first season, enthralled by awkward and absurd lead actors finding themselves in the most ridiculous situations. To me, each half-hour episode captured a unique part of the teenage experience, particularly one wrought with the background violence of war and division. 


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