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Doom Patrol: Season 1 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: DC Universe finds breakout material in this iteration of Doom Patrol thanks to a fully committed cast and the writing's faith in weirdness.

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A re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved group 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.

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Pisay Pao
as Slava
Tommy Snider
as Ernest Franklin
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Critic Reviews for Doom Patrol: Season 1

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (9)

I found the first hour of this oddball adventure far more enjoyable and consistent than DC Universe's Titans, enlivened by sharp direction and a great ensemble.

February 12, 2019 | Full Review…

This dark horse series is a balanced mix of action and comedy, but doesn't ignore the intrinsic empathy a series needs to be emotionally resonant, something lost in so many superhero stories and spin off series.

December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Boasting solid ensemble performances with great production values to boot, Doom Patrol is definitely your brand of Vodka if you are looking for an incendiary concoction of action, adventure, violence, weirdness, heart and soul.

December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The fun thing about Doom Patrol is that none of them are meant to be superheroes - nor do they want to be (with the exception of Cyborg). Sometimes the underdog story can be played out, but that definitely isn't the case with this series.

December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

By focusing on characters that can seem unlikable, though, the series manages to humanize "the other," something sorely needed in divisive times and achingly well-executed here.

December 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Politically incorrect, psychedelic and utterly berserk.

December 2, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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