While Netflix is the undisputed king when it comes to online streaming revolution and its impact on the entertainment industry, we cannot really discount Amazon Prime, who, also have managed to produce some really impressive and groundbreaking content over the years. Mention must be made of shows like ‘ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘ and ‘Bosch‘ in this regard, both shows having received loads of praise from the public and critics alike. Even the Phoebe Waller-Bridge comedy ‘Fleabag‘ has managed to win over audiences and the Emmy jury.
Always having a penchant for off-beat stories, where the plot diverts from the usual genre tropes, it is no wonder that Amazon took up production of ‘The Boys,’ a series set in a world where most superheroes are interested in the fame that accompanies immense power. To teach such superheroes a lesson, The Boys, a vigilante group comprising of tough blue-collar men, hit the dark alleys and streets of the town. This is a place where the superheroes themselves have to be kept in check in order to keep the criminals and miscreants at bay. The central characters of the show are anti-heroes, who do not hesitate to indulge in violence if necessary, thus collapsing the black and white duality of good and evil. So, without further ado, here is the list of best TV series similar to ‘The Boys’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these TV shows like ‘The Boys’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
7. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013 – )
S.H.I.E.L.D. is a pivotal ensemble and organization exists in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is the final wall of defense for the earth from otherworldly creatures who might wage a war at any point. The organization has a dedicated group of agents working around the clock to make sure that such an occurrence be avoided at any cost. The series centers around S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Phil Coulson and his team who face constant threats not only from the outer worlds but also from a sinister criminal organization called Hydra.
Since ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘ belongs to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Coulson have appeared in a number of MCU movies over the years. Just like ‘The Boys,’ these agents also work towards making Earth a safer place protected from extraterrestrial creatures with superhuman powers and capable of large-scale destruction. The series has received a lot of critical acclaim over the years, with the ways its narrative links up with the movies being considered “miraculous” by certain critics.
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