Despite rave reviews from critics, the second season of The boys was the subject of a serious case of review bombing the second the first three episodes of the season were released. The streamer took a different approach this time around, debuting in the first three episodes of the season before choosing to release the remaining five episodes on a weekly basis. The boys Creator and showrunner Eric Kripke has now broken his silence on the matter, suggesting fans to “appreciate” the fact that it was a creative choice between him in the show’s producers.
“I realized that people are disappointed and, frankly, looking back, we thought we were communicating that we were weekly,”
He added: “I understand that people are disappointed, but I think one thing they need to understand is that this is not like a corporate cash grab, Amazon – it was from the producers. We wanted that. It was a creative choice. So you may like it or it. no, but they must at least respect the fact that the people who are making the show wanted it to be released this way because we wanted to have time to slow down a bit and have conversations about everything. So they have to at least understand that it was a creative choice. ” .
As of this season, the season has a 3 out of 5 star rating on its host platform, despite having a near perfect Certified Fresh score of 97% on Rotten tomatoes. Of the 5,400 ratings submitted to Amazon at the time of this writing, half of those are one-star ratings, largely in part related to the revised weekly release.
“And then, second, how, why would you hurt something you love because you’re disappointed with how it’s released isn’t great for me,” concluded Kripke. “We’re fine, and it’s going to be fine, but it’s not fun to see negative reviews about something people really love. For example, that doesn’t make people doing the show feel good. I’ll say it.”
The first four episodes of The boys The second season is now streaming on Amazon Prime.
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