Amazon Video’s latest feature, The Boys, is an irreverent take on the negative impact of Superheroes on society.

The eight episode series follows Huey and Annie, a local tech store employee and an up and coming superhero, as they both have to make tough decisions about sacrificing their beliefs to achieve what they want.

The pair are entrenched in a world where superheros are treated as professional athletes instead of public servants but under the surface a darker mystery abounds that threatens the entire enterprise.

While at times the plot is predictable and formulaic, a dramatic end to the first season brilliantly sets up the series for more seasons to come.

You can stream the first season of The Boys on Amazon Video.