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Review of "Doom Patrol" 3/17/18 by Suzanne
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
Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele / Robotman
Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane
Joivan Wade as Victor Stone / Cyborg
Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor / Negative Man
Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder / Chief

Arnold Drake as BOOK
Bob Haney as BOOK
Bruno Premiani as BOOK
Geoff Johns as EP
Greg Berlanti as EP
Jeremy Carver as CRTR/EP
Sarah Schechter as EP

based on a comic book
based on a tv series
Berlanti Productions
Warner Bros. Television

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