Creator – Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, Being Human)
Starring – Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black, Justice League vs. the Fatal Five), Matt Bomer (American Horror Story, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning), and Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, George of the Jungle)
Release Date – 2019
Rating – 4.5/5
I love horror but I typically find myself enjoying sci-fi television shows more than horror. Supernatural, a predominately horror series, is my absolute favorite television series but shows like Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, The X-Files, and so on really holds my interest.
When I finished Swamp Thing and Titans Season 1 I wanted to go ahead and toss in Doom Patrol Season 1 before I moved on to Titans Season 2. When I tossed this in I had no idea how much I would love it and only proved the point that I prefer sci-fi television shows over horror.
**Spoiler Alert**The series follows a scientist that has taken several extraordinary people in under his care but when an evil force known as Mr. Nobody they are forced to come together and work as a team harnessing their own special skills in order to save him.**Spoiler Alert**
Doom Patrol was not what I was expecting at all. We get a little glimpse of the crew in Titans Season 1 even though they are on a different Earth (fans of DC comics will get what I mean there). They are fun in Titans but the DP in this series has a like of charisma and personality which is what really pulled me in.
The acting, physical and voice, is fucking perfect. Two of the characters is mostly voice but we do get some flashbacks of the actual star acting and both are phenomenal. A few of the casting choices is a little strange but once you sit down to watch them you will quickly understand why that person was cast. I loved the characters and I feel everyone in the show did them justice. I would praise them all individually but I don’t have that kind of time.
The story for this one is rather simple. The arch story works in true superhero cinema fashion. We get backstories, we follow them as they grow and accept their cohorts and their differences all while honing their own skills and powers. It is rather cliched but the show thrives on clichés, stereotypes, and camp. We do get some one off episodes here and there that were fun and well which also helped to stretch the series story out. My only real complaint is how fast paced and chaotic the last episode is. It was funny, fit the show and the characters personality, but doesn’t really have the impact you would expect from a season ender.
Finally, the film does have some blood but the focus is the prosthetic make up effects and how awesome some of the characters look. The show is extremely character driven and the way some of these characters look is what sells the show. Overall, Doom Patrol Season 1 is fucking fantastic. This is one of the few superhero shows that I can see myself revisiting whenever I get the chance. Check it out now because you will not be disappointed.