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Review: “The Boys” spinoff “Gen V” resonates with college students

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“Gev V,” a spinoff series of Amazon Prime original “The Boys,” released the last episode of season one on Friday.

From the world of Amazon Prime’s “The Boys,” spinoff “Gen V” released its first season this September.

The show has the same attitude and gore as “The Boys” but remains emotional and relatable to teenagers and college students today. Both shows reside in the same time frame and universe.

As season three of “The Boys” finished, season one of “Gen V” picked up right where it left off. “Gen V” upholds the shock factor, comedy, and community of “The Boys.”

“Gen V” follows freshman Marie Moreau (Jaz Sinclair) as she is accepted into Godolkin University, a college for teenagers with superpowers. While beginning her school year at Godolkin, Marie is faced with much more than she anticipated.

She has a traumatic past that we see at the start of the show. Not understanding how her powers work, she hurts people close to her. “Gen V” features characters with so many different personalities and powers.

As the season progresses, things get much darker. Marie and her roommate Emma (Lizzie Broadway) work with Cate (Maddie Phillips), Jordan (Derek Luh & London Thor), and Andre (Chance Perdomo), all of whom are students at Godolkin, trying to uncover the secrets that the school is hiding from them. 

As seen in “The Boys,” there are famous superheroes who are part of a group called The Seven, whose job is to protect the people of New York. The point of Godolkin is to rank students by their superpowers to see who will be the most successful and eventually become a member of “The Seven.”

“The Boys” and “Gen V” have a great sense of humor and satirical remarks about present-day issues. Something this show does really well is the way the characters speak as college students.

Oftentimes, in movies and TV shows, the dialogue doesn’t sound similar at all to how young adults speak in real life.

Rating: 9/10

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