First episode impressions: ‘The Boys’ Season 2 (TV review)

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t’s been said that Washington, D.C., is Hollywood for ugly people, but we mostly view politics and celebrity culture as two distinct categories. What’s smart and fun about Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” – which recently released the first three episodes of Season 2, with episodes 4-8 coming out on Fridays – is that it mashes politics and celebrity into one thing via The Seven.

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First episode impressions: ‘The Secret Circle’ (TV review)

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I like just about everything about “The Secret Circle” (8 p.m. Central Thursdays on The CW) except the fact that — I am stifling a yawn just typing this — it’s yet another show about young people with superpowers. In this case it’s witch powers rather than cat powers (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King”), vampire powers (“The Vampire Diaries”), werewolf powers (“Teen Wolf”) or random powers (“Alphas”), but that’s a minor distinction.

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