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Doom Patrol (2019 TV series)
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DC Comics' answer to "X-Men".
Genre: Superhero

Comedy drama
Action
Adventure
Science fiction

Running Time: 44-58 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: February 15, 2019-present
Network(s): DC Universe (Seasons 1-2)
HBO Max (Seasons 2-present)
Created by: Jeremy Carver
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Starring: Diane Guerrero
April Bowlby
Alan Tudyk
Matt Bomer
Brendan Fraser
Timothy Dalton
Joivan Wade
Seasons: 3
Episodes: 34


Doom Patrol is a 2019 American superhero television series developed by Jeremy Carver. It is based on the comics of the same name.

Premise

Based on the comics of the same name, the series follows the lives of the Doom Patrol, a team of six misfits whose superpowers come from unfortunate incidents.

Why It Rocks

  1. The acting is superior from the main cast. Heck, people laud Brendan Fraser for his performance as Robotman. Other A-List celebrities in the cast are Alan Tudyk, Diane Guerrero, and Timothy Dalton.
  2. The characterization in the show is portrayed as interesting. This makes fans and viewers want to know more about the Doom Patrol episode by episode.
  3. Almost every episode has better writing quality than any other DC and/or superhero show.
  4. Even though the show is rated TV-MA, it does not deliberately incorporate excess graphic violence, sexual scenes, graphic nudity, and coarse language to obtain that rating. This does not count Robotman's brief sex scene with the nanny in the pilot episode.
  5. The characters in the show do not act mean unless they had a reason to do so.

Bad Qualities

  1. Many episodes in the later seasons felt redundant and boring to the plot.
  2. The unfortunate incidents of many of the team members were difficult to watch.
  3. Crazy Jane's behavior can be unnerving to many viewers.

Reception

Critical Response

On Rotten Tomatoes, the show is rated 97% Fresh according to the "Average Tomatometer". Meanwhile, the "Average Audience Score" is at 76%. In the first season, it was rated at 96% Fresh, while in the second season it goes up to 97% Fresh. Recently, in season 3, the season is rated 100% Fresh.

On IMDb, the show is rated 7.8/10. Many viewers go out of their way to define the show as "Interesting", "Absurdly Amazing", and that "DC is at its finest". One review of the show on that site describes the show as "not like the other superhero/villain series out there". The ensemble is what sets everything apart from one another. Another review on the site described the show as "the high art of making good TV", giving credit to the show's "high quality production, superb writing and pace, creativity and silliness".

In August 2022, CBR.com discussed how "Doom Patrol" could be saved over "Titans". One of the reasons is that [Doom Patrol] is described as "among the most creative, fun and interesting series on television". Another reason for "Doom Patrol's" positive reputation is that it "lets its characters and their experiences inform the overall tone of the series", referencing to the show's diverse cast and their abilities. Also, Cliff Steele serves as the comic relief and tragic hero at the same time.

On a We Got This Covered article about "Rating Doom Patrol Ahead of Titans", [Doom Patrol] was praised for its "writing quality". One user stated that "there are consistently good episodes of Doom Patrol, while Titans is a mixed bag". Other critics praise Brendan Fraser for "Doom Patrol's" positive reputation.

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