Gen-V: The College Boys
It premieres next Friday Gen-V, el spin-off de The Boys. We have already been able to see the first three episodes and we bring you our review, totally free of spoilers, so that you know what is coming, stay tuned!
The long-awaited original series Gen V, based on the universe of The Boys, premieres on Prime Video next Friday, September 29, where we can see its first three episodes followed by a weekly premiere.
Set in the world of The Boys, Gen V expands its universe to Godolkin Universitythe prestigious superhero-only university where students train to become the next generation of heroes, preferably for profit.
When the group of young supers discovers that something bigger and sinister is happening at schoolare put to the test: Will they be the heroes or villains of their stories?
The Boys en Sky High
Beyond the typical college chaos of finding yourself and partying, These kids face explosive situations…literally. Students compete for popularity and good grades, but it’s clear that the stakes are much higher when superpowers are involved.
And Gen-V We are going to find everything we like about The Boys: violence, blood and sex… and also politics, criticism and satire. But Gen-V is much more. And not only because it is set in the youth/university world, but because although it does not invent anything, it is something fresh and appealing to see.
We have young and beautiful boys and girls who find themselves with a mystery that they have to face (nothing new so far), but It’s everything around them that makes Gen-V a series worthy of attention.
His characters are not mere clichés, but They will surprise us very soon with their actions, going far beyond the typical College quarterback, his blonde girlfriend, his friend, the new independent and intelligent girl who befriends one of the least popular…
Even They break with the references of the mother series: Golden Boy (played by Patrick Schwarzenegger… I won’t tell you who his father is) could have been written as a young Patriot but, luckily, the writers have decided to give him a completely different personality. There may be suggestions that Marie could become a sort of “Black Starlight,” but we soon see that her character has her own personality.
Furthermore, they have an interesting interpretation of some of the powers, as a symbol of current trends or problems. As if all that were not enough, this series is practically independent of the mother series, in such a way that we can see it on its own. There are obviously references to The Boys, and even some cameos of greater or lesser importance. But it is not at all necessary to have seen all (so far) three seasons.
What it does maintain (at least at times) is its sarcastic tone, his sociopolitical criticism, etc. but it is still a series essentially aimed at teenagers. Adolescents, yes, with their own interesting stories, with their own insecurities. They are believable characters and create a story that you want to return to.
I want to do a special mention to Emmie (played masterfully by Lizze Broadway) who not only gets all the attention every time she appears on screen, but her character grows in credibility and charisma as the story progresses.
However, it seems that the series does not dare to give everything it could. Although it timidly shows us some glimpses of what we could see in this new world (the personal and family consequences of knowing the origin of powers, for example), the series it doesn’t dare to take that step that the original series did in its day (and here I mean both the comic and the television series).
It is inevitable that the plot progressively focuses on the mystery that the protagonists have to solve, but This causes some great findings of the series to be neglected.. But at least they don’t get in the way of what interests us most, getting tangled in absurd subplots. That is to say, we are left wanting to see more of this world.
However, the final result is much more than satisfactory. Gen-V has struck a nice balance by improving everything that’s good about The Boys and eliminating many of its flaws. It manages to expand that world that we like, analyzing some of the most interesting topics that can show us. It is a series that, from the first moment, attracts us and does not make us wait two or three episodes to start being interesting… Even so, Prime Video gives us a hat trick on the first day. Enjoy it!
He The cast of the series includes Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas and Marco Pigossi. Gen V also features Clancy Brown and Jason Ritter as guest stars, as well as Jessie T. Usher, Colby Minifie and PJ Byrne, reprising their roles from The Boys.