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They are Doomed.


...for a single season


I'm looking forward to this. It's about time the DP get some live action love. I wonder if they'll bring in Flex Mentallo...


Bjørn Røyrvik wrote:
I'm looking forward to this. It's about time the DP get some live action love. I wonder if they'll bring in Flex Mentallo...

Me, too. I loved the DP back in the day.

Also, no "Flex", just "Mento". ;)


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But he doesn't have the secret of Muscle Mystery (TM).


Of course they will all die at the end since that is how DP arcs end.


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I went in with absolutely low expectations, especially hating the promo pics of Cliff.

But damn. That first episode was... very very good, even great. The look of Robotman actually looks pretty good in the show. If you get a chance, I'd recommend giving it a watch.

And Alan Tudyk should keep doing the meta-narration, even after his arc wraps up.


I quite enjoyed it. I liked what they did with Titans, and this promises to be even better. Looking forward to the next episode.


Hoping for Danny the Street.

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Why the heck is Cyborg there?
If they were trying to attract a larger audience they should have used someone who was an actual member.
Joshua Clay - Tempest

Phillip, I consider many of the characters Grant Morrison created as the low point in the series.


Charles Scholz wrote:

Why the heck is Cyborg there?

If they were trying to attract a larger audience they should have used someone who was an actual member.
Joshua Clay - Tempest

Phillip, I consider many of the characters Grant Morrison created as the low point in the series.

same here. To me, no mento = no doom patrol.


There was an interview out there where one of the writers or showrunners mentioned Mento appearing and/or joining a bit later, but now I can't seem to find it. I'd like to see Tempest popping up too.

My gut feeling is The Powers That Be at DC decided that the show had to shoehorn in Cyborg to cash in on his Justice League appearance (because his solo movie seems to be dead now). He's not a full-time cast member, so hopefully they'll introduce him here and then let him naturally gravitate over to Titans where'd he likely be a better fit.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

There was an interview out there where one of the writers or showrunners mentioned Mento appearing and/or joining a bit later, but now I can't seem to find it. I'd like to see Tempest popping up too.

My gut feeling is The Powers That Be at DC decided that the show had to shoehorn in Cyborg to cash in on his Justice League appearance (because his solo movie seems to be dead now). He's not a full-time cast member, so hopefully they'll introduce him here and then let him naturally gravitate over to Titans where'd he likely be a better fit.

So, he's filling Gar's role? Interesting.


Titans had an episode that guest-starred the Doom Patrol where they supposedly established Gar's ties to Caulder/The Chief, but I haven't seen any of that show so I don't know the specifics.


Basically, Gar just lived at Doom Manor after having been rescued by Chief from a plague. The experimental treatment that saved his life also gave him the ability to shapeshift into a tiger. For the rest of Titans shown so far Gar can only shift to a tiger, but in the last episode this has probably been expanded to all animals.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Charles Scholz wrote:

If they were trying to attract a larger audience they should have used someone who was an actual member.

Joshua Clay - Tempest
same here. To me, no mento = no doom patrol.
There was an interview out there where one of the writers or showrunners mentioned Mento appearing and/or joining a bit later, but now I can't seem to find it. I'd like to see Tempest popping up too.

Ah, here's the quote:

Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol executive producer wrote:
Well, I think you can expect to see a fella named Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man. You can expect to see Beard Hunter. We have a really wonderful arc with Danny the Street. And we're doing a rather emotional turn with some of the Doom Patrol members of yore like Celsius, Lodestone, Tempest and Mento, my God. They'll be in their era-appropriate suits. That's just a taste of what's coming in season 1.


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Charles Scholz wrote:

If they were trying to attract a larger audience they should have used someone who was an actual member.

Joshua Clay - Tempest
same here. To me, no mento = no doom patrol.
There was an interview out there where one of the writers or showrunners mentioned Mento appearing and/or joining a bit later, but now I can't seem to find it. I'd like to see Tempest popping up too.

Ah, here's the quote:

Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol executive producer wrote:
Well, I think you can expect to see a fella named Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man. You can expect to see Beard Hunter. We have a really wonderful arc with Danny the Street. And we're doing a rather emotional turn with some of the Doom Patrol members of yore like Celsius, Lodestone, Tempest and Mento, my God. They'll be in their era-appropriate suits. That's just a taste of what's coming in season 1.

I would rather they be there at the beginning, or a *VERY* good explanation forthcoming as to why they are not there. Leaving them out at the beginning to put in cyborg is a bit tone deaf for me, and alienates longstanding doom patrol fans.

That said, I said similar things about titans and everyone tells me how wrong I am. Maybe it's the same thing here.


Still not convinced that Cyborg should be here, but other than that the second episode was pretty damn good, quite possibly better than the first.
That cockroach was hilarious. I hope we see more of him.

One thing I like about Titans and DP is how they are perfectly happy to acknowledge that the wider DC universe exists - none of this Marvel tv show pretending that nothing else happens outside what is shown onscreen.


ANIMAL-VEGETABLE-MINERAL MAN!
I wonder if he'll be back.
Yet another good episode. The slightly surreal Fuchtopia, the dark humor, the brutal violence, the very human and subdued drama of the characters: I have very little to complain about (which is unusual for me) and I like/love pretty much everything.


Did rita eat her baby or something? She seems to freak out around them and I can't figure out why


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Rita's backstory about the baby was finally revealed in the last episode ("Flex Patrol") during her interaction with the hospital patient (Ed Asner). Yeah, it was pretty terrible, but we've seen so much growth from Rita you can't help feeling genuinely sympathetic for her. I think Rita is easily my favorite character in the show.

All of the characters are quite well acted and written. Even this version of Cyborg has grown on me. I'm still a bit puzzled by Mr. Nobody's long term plan, as several of his machinations seem to work against him by making the Patrol stronger and mentally healthier. This has been a superb show, and I can't wait to see how these last two episodes will wrap up this season and set up season 2 (it's already been renewed).


With Nobody, who knows. Maybe he is giving them training from hell/tough love.


I'm a Morrison-era DP fanatic, and the show does an amazing job bringing its particular flavor of weirdness. Danny, Flex, the Archons--all wholly realized. I'm particularly impressed with Dalton's complex take on the Chief and Guerro's multifaceted performance as Jane. Bowbly is killing it as Rita Farr, and it's hard to imagine anyone better than Tudyk for Nobody.

I hope the word spreads about what a b~~@@++-crazy delight this show is.

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