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Review of "Doom
airs now on DC Universe
I read the "Doom Patrol" comics back in the 1970's, but I really don't
remember much about them. From what I can tell, this new series is nothing like
them. Still, it's very well done. It looks like DC has finally figured out
how to make dark TV shows that are as good as the Marvel shows on Netflix.
I loved "Titans," and now this one.
We saw some of the origin story of the characters
in "Titans," but with this new series, we see more.
Also, Timothy Dalton, who's still sexy, replaced the
actor who played the The Chief (Dr. Niles Caulder),
which is a big improvement. There are some fabulous
stars in this, including Matt Bomer ("American
Horror Story," "White Collar"), Alan Tudyk
("Firefly," "Powerless") and Brendan Fraser ("The
Mummy," "George of the Jungle," "The Affair").
The group reminds me a little of the heroes in
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow," a group of "losers" who
have nowhere else to go, but they become heroes.
The first episode was outstanding, and I'll
definitely be watching the rest, even though I have
more than enough superhero shows to watch.
DC Universe, the streaming service, is worth
paying for. You get these two shows, plus many
animated shows, as well as the upcoming "Swamp
Thing." There are many great old series you can
watch as well, such as "Wonder Woman,' "Shazam!" and
the under-reated "Birds of Prey."
DOOM PATROL is a
re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved groups of outcast
Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy
Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The
Chief). The Doom Patrol's members each suffered horrible
accidents that gave them superhuman abilities - but also
left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and
downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who
brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena
in existence - and to protect Earth from what they find.
Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is
a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that
wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events
of TITANS, DOOM PATROL will find these reluctant heroes in a
place they never expected to be, called to action by none
other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to
refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their
lives will never, ever be the same. Based on DC characters
originally written and drawn by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and
Bruno Premiani#DCUDOOMPATROL premieres February 15. New
episodes weekly, only on DC Universe.
· Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden / Mr. Nobody
· April Bowlby as Rita Farr / Elasti-Woman
Fraser as Cliff Steele / Robotman
· Diane Guerrero as
· Joivan Wade as Victor Stone / Cyborg
Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor / Negative Man
Dalton as Niles Caulder / Chief
· Arnold Drake as BOOK
· Bob Haney as BOOK
Premiani as BOOK
· Geoff Johns as EP
· Greg Berlanti
· Jeremy Carver as CRTR/EP
· Sarah Schechter as
· based on a comic book
· based on
a tv series
· Warner Bros. Television
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