DC Embraces It’s Weirdness with Doom Patrol


With the introduction of Marvel heroes like Ant-Man and the Wasp, Black Panther and Luke Cage(and their subsequent successes) it’s apparent that superheroes can and will be excepted if they’re done well even if they’re not mainstream mainstays of the comic book medium. Now, DC has thrown its hat into the secondary and tertiary-tier hero ring with Doom Patrol.

This is the strangest group of “heroes” that you’ll ever meet. An eclectic gathering that includes a man who has his brain transplanted to a super strong robot body, a woman that can become a giant blob, a man that was possessed by a being of pure energy and a lady with numerous multiple personalities and all of them have different powers. It’s all very Justice League mixed with the Addams Family. The inclusion of Timothy Dalton as the patriarch of this patchwork family gives me Penny Dreadful vibes as that show delved into the weird as well.

As this was a premiere episode it also served as a minor intro to our central cast and how they all came to be in each others company. It also set the tone for their first adventure and helped build the world we’ll all be traveling through with them. There’s plenty of potential here, in terms of story and characters They just need to tie it together with some decent to excellent action sequences (which can be subpar in television shows). Hopefully, DC can provide us with yet another intriguing live-action show on par with the Arrow series (my fave so far from DC).

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DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC's most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (series star BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (series star MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (series star APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (series star DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (series star TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (series star JOIVAN WADE), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Based on the characters created for DC by Arnold Drake dc-embraces-its-weirdness-with-doom-patrol