DC Universe Doom Patrol Review: Offbeat Superhero Show

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DC Universe new superhero tv show “Doom Patrol” is set after the events of season one of Titans, the series follows Cliff Steele / Robotman, Rita Farr, Larry Trainor / Negative Man, since they’re called to activity by Cyborg when their mentor and leader Dr. Niles Caulder / The Chief is intimidated from the supernatural living shadow super-villain called Mr. Nobody. Here’s the DC Universe Doom Patrol Review.

DC Universe Doom Patrol Review

Superhero movies and shows are mostly looked as commercial money-generating ventures but over the years DC and Marvel achieved alot in different storytelling. Doom Patrol is the first time adopted in the first live-action show, well achieved Marvel’s franchise “X-Men” is said to copied from the DC Team “Doom Patrol”. The first Doom Patrol initially emerged in My Best Adventure #80, and has been made by authors Arnold Drake and Bob Haney, and artist Bruno Premiani. The Doom Patrol has since emerged in a number of incarnations in comic books and adapted to other websites. Although not among the most popular superhero teams, they’ve not been out of print over several years since their debut.

Doom Patrol pilot episode introduces all the characters starting from in Paraguay 1948, where third-rate criminal Mr. Morden takes part in an experiment run by former Nazi scientist Heinrich Von Fuchs which transforms him into a metahuman later told to be as Mr. Nobody and also the main supervillain of the first season ahead. In the present, the group has lived together for many years in “Doom Manor” where all the superheroes are in starting from Cliff Steele a former racer of NASCAR and his brain is transported to a robotic body after a major accident and he has forgotten most of the things happened to him.

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The team was lead by Niles Caulder aka The Cheif you can also say the Professor X of Doom Patrol. The show has also directed in a way like X-Men’s Deadpool franchise. Next Rita Farr a popular movie actress of her time who developed the power to stretch, shrink and grow after being exposed to a toxic liquid. Larry Trainor is a former gay pilot who crashed into negative energy and is now wrapped in bandages from head to toe saved by his boyfriend and also he has a family with a wife and a kid. Like Marvel upcoming “The Eternals” which will have a gay superhero and star by a real superhero, DC is also making movies and shows for all cultures and make into a secular unit. Actually, this is not new for Hollywood years back Star Trek considered to have a good handle on women characters and also for the LGBTQ community.

Doom Patrol TV Series Cast:

Diane Guerrero – Kay / Crazy Jane
April Bowlby – Rita Farr / Elasti-Woman
Joivan Wade – Victor “Vic” Stone / Cyborg: A half-human
Alan Tudyk – Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody
Matt Bomer and Matthew Zuk – Larry Trainor / Negative Man
Brendan Fraser and Riley Shanahan – Clifford “Cliff” Steele / Robotman
Timothy Dalton – Dr. Niles Caulder / Chief

The fourth member of the team is also a woman having 64 personalities known as Crazy Jane who have different skills for every personality that’s a unique thing to have, isn’t it? If you want to see good storytelling with powerful female superheroes than this is a must watch so for you instead of toxic feminism. Doom Patrol pilot episode narrator said “Critics are not going to like this show”, the show very well play with the audience emotions of being sarcastic in emotional sequences. Hope the show will gain a cult following from days to come next. The show has some of the memorable dc characters from comic books and also characters like “Cyborg” in dc universe ‘Justice League’.

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