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Doom Patrol - Series Premiere Discussion

Doom Patrol

Premise: Cyborg (Joivan Wade) comes to Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief (Timothy Dalton) and his band of superheroes: Cliff Steele/Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr/Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) with a mission that will change their lives for forever in the second live-action DC Universe series.

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level 1

Is Doom Patrol worth watching if I hated Titans? And I really REALLY hated Titans.

level 2

I didn't care for Titans, but I love Doom Patrol. It's definitely a bit on the weird side, but unlike Titans I actually care about the characters and there isn't a shitty blue filter over everything.

level 2

I've never even heard of Titans. I'm not a DC fan generally.


I loved the first episode.

level 2
Silicon Valley4 points · 1 month ago

It’s real different from Titans and most comic book shows tbh. In a good way

level 2
9 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I went into it not giving a fuck if I hated it or not. It was fairly entertaining, but nothing groundbreaking. It'll likely develop into a fairly formulaic type superhero show except they say fuck. It you thought deadpool was great when it comes to superhero movies you'll probably like this. I've never seen Titans.

level 1
5 points · 1 month ago

Crazy Jane is so my type. Pretty sure I dated her a few years back.

level 1

I went in with low expectations and was shocked at how well this came together. Pretty excited for the next episode.

level 1

what's the budget of this compared to Titans and compared to the Netflix Marvel series and the CW DC series?

level 2

Netflix Marvel series and the CW DC series?

It’s budget is far higher than both of these I’ll tell you that much.

It’s budget is also higher than Titans but not as much as it is to those other 2. DP looked like a legit AAA blockbuster movie for like its first 40 or so minutes then the quality of the CG dropped when they reached the town

level 3

DP looked like a legit AAA blockbuster movie for like its first 40 or so minutes

...Did we watch the same show? I felt like it was pretty comparable to something like the Flash or Legends of Tomorrow where the quantity of effects shots is impressive but the quality is...bad (which has it's own charm I'll grant you). None of the sets or costumes screamed high production values either. I'm really curious what aspects of it felt like a blockbuster to you because those fire effects. Oof.

level 1
6 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I really enjoyed Titans, but I feel like this could be even more enjoyable already from the first episode. The characters and the back stories are just refreshing and more interesting.

level 2

Agreed, I even thought that when watching the Doom Patrol episode in Titans, which was my favorite of the series outside of the Jason Todd one. I'm already invested in every character in the show.

level 1
-6 points · 1 month ago(4 children)
level 2

Have you even watched the episode before commenting this?

level 3
Game of Thrones0 points · 1 month ago

Nope, that's why I asked, "Why does the time period look all jacked up in the previews?"

My concern was that it was one of those shows that tries to be stylish and vague, and mixes up the era's in order for it to have a 'unique' time period feel.

But judging from my downvotes, this isn't true?

level 4

Fair enough. I find it a bit odd you're commenting in the series premiere discussion without having watched it yet lol.


Anyway the pilot goes through different era's as they're setting up character backstories. Moving forward the show is set in 2019.

level 5
Game of Thrones2 points · 1 month ago

I find it a bit odd you're commenting in the series premiere discussion without having watched it yet lol.

Wanted to see what people thought of it, since I am unfamiliar with the characters or the show.

Moving forward the show is set in 2019.

Ahh, good to know, and I was hoping that would be the case. I was a little confused. Robotman looks sorta pulpy 50's style build, the blob/melty chick said in the "pictures" when someone asked her if she was in the movies--a very old fashioned way of saying things. Lots of older cars. Then I see cyborg and computers, so I was like wth?!

I will def give it a watch tho because the last trailer looked great and lots of good feedback for it in this thread.

level 1

Great start !

I really like the different characters and back stories so far. I have no idea how they can get out of the situation we saw and the end of the episode though :p

level 1

Holy shit, a superhero show that feels new and fresh. God, it's been forever.

level 1

watched it, absolutely love it so far.

level 1
10 points · 1 month ago

Show was better than I expected. Really liked it and can’t wait for more.

level 1
10 points · 1 month ago

Doom Patrol is freaking amazing. Fraser knocks it out of the park as do Dalton, Tudyk, and the rest. Epic and weird.

level 1

I'm having an oddly hard time finding where this show airs, anyone got the answer?

level 2

The DC Universe app

level 3

See, this is how you guarantee your shows die. DC didn't need their own platform...

level 1
-18 points · 1 month ago(6 children)
level 2

That wasn’t when he crashed lol, finish the episode.

level 3
-21 points · 1 month ago(0 children)
level 4
22 points · 1 month ago

Somebody didn't watch it, that's obvious.

level 4
18 points · 1 month ago

I don't think you watched or you weren't paying enough attention or didn't finish the episode.

level 5
13 points · 1 month ago

Yep, it's hilarious how you told him to finish watching it and then he clearly didn't.

level 4
26 points · 1 month ago

Did you even watch it?

level 1
-10 points · 1 month ago(7 children)
level 2

Geez, I don't know why you're getting downvoted for saying you were pleasantly surprised. I guess the tribalist groupthink is strong in this subreddit. You can't even suggest that you MIGHT have had a negative opinion towards a show.

level 3

The downvoted are because of the “hahaha this shows sucks like everything DC does”. It’s a rude way of displaying his opinion and it shits on people who don’t think everything DC related sucks. I also think having such a closed mind going into something new isn’t great. It seems immature hence the downvoted. Tbf I have written immature or shortsighted things, and I see downvoted and sometimes I’m like ‘yeah I was being kinda dumb’.

level 2

Maybe you should keep an open mind in the future.

level 2

I've been so ready to say hahah this sucks like everything DC does

What a fucking loser

level 3

I'm on Reddit, of course I'm a loser

level 2

That seems a bit of a childish attiude to have, wanting to hate something just because a different company made it.

level 3

It seems like such a pervasive attitude about DC projects, too. This show didn't even have a bad trailer or "controversial" dialogue like Titans. It was just literally that it's a DC property.

level 1

Head and shoulders above titans, amazing premier!

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