The Boys age rating: Is the Amazon series suitable for children?

The Boys Season 2 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video/Jasper Savage
The Boys Season 2 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video/Jasper Savage /

What is The Boys age rating on Amazon Prime Video?

The Boys is one of the biggest TV shows on Amazon Prime Video. It’s great fun, but extremely graphic. Is it suitable for kids? We need to look at The Boys age rating.

Anyone who has watched the show will know this isn’t something for children. It’s packed with nudity, violence, extremely foul language, and much more. For most of us, that’s fine, but we’re adults!

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Think of The Boys a little like Deadpool. It’s a lot of fun, but not something you’d put on for your children to watch.

The Boys age rating according to Amazon

Amazon makes it clear that the series isn’t for children. It carries an 18+ (or a TV-MA) rating.

This means it’s, well, for 18 or older. Of course, I’m sure there are some under 18s watching it, and parents will always make a judgment call based on their own children, but don’t get annoyed at the graphic material when it’s clear that is going to be there.

TV-MA is a rating given to the likes of Game of ThronesAmerican Horror Story, and the recent Amazon Original, Utopia.

In some other countries it can mean 16+ (France, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands). In other countries, it means 18. The UK is slightly different. Some episodes are rated 18+ and others are for 15+.

The rating is given for the graphic violence, graphic nudity/sexual activity, foul language, and smoking…yes, smoking. The Boys age rating will come just from the use of the C-word throughout the series.

While it’s certainly a fun series, it’s best to wait for your children to get a little older before you introduce it to them.

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The Boys Seasons 1 and 2 are on Amazon Prime Video right now. Season 3 has been confirmed.