About the Boys


Critic Rating

Boys from all over the UK talk frankly to Catherine Carr about sex, consent, life online, fun and friendship. They discuss porn, their struggles at school and becoming men.

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK May 5, 2024

"...insightful snapshot into an anxious, put-upon generation wrestling with archetypes of masculinity and spending...These boys were warm, frank, often movingly vulnerable and endearingly funny. It was all riveting, but as a mother of two teenage boys, I found the episode Life Online particularly striking."

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Score: 5

Anna Leszkiewicz • New Statesman Apr 24, 2024

"...this series is best when it lets the boys speak, uninterrupted, without judgement. There are powerful moments of hope."

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