DOOM PATROL: Things Get Even Weirder In The New Promo For Season 1, Episode 2: "Donkey Patrol"

DOOM PATROL: Things Get Even Weirder In The New Promo For Season 1, Episode 2: "Donkey Patrol"

After a show-stopping premiere, next week's episode of Doom Patrol promises to take things up a notch as Victor Stone makes his debut and the team must monitor a donkey for answers to their new situation.

By RohanPatel - Feb 15, 2019 08:02 PM EST
Filed Under: Doom Patrol
After a ton of glowing reviews, the DC Universe's Doom Patrol finally premiered today with an episode that introduced, and told the tragic origin stories of, all of Niles Caulder's (Timothy Dalton) lovable band of misfits: Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), Rita Farr (April Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero).

The hour ended in jaw-dropping fashion as Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk) made his grand entrance and subsequently sucked the entire town into his bizarre dimension, including both Niles and Jane.

Now, with both of them missing, Cliff must rally Rita and Larry and convince them to help him save their friends. However, that may prove to be easier said than done when Cliff discovers a mysterious donkey that may be holding all the answers to their current predicament. 

DOOM PATROL reimagines one of DC’s most beloved groups of Super Heroes: Robotman aka Cliff Steele (BRENDAN FRASER), Negative Man aka Larry Trainor (MATT BOMER), Elasti-Woman aka Rita Farr (APRIL BOWLBY) and Crazy Jane (DIANE GUERRERO), led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka The Chief (TIMOTHY DALTON). Each member of the Doom Patrol suffered a horrible accident that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found their purpose through The Chief, coming together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence. Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg (JOIVAN WADE), who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

Doom Patrol features:
Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief
Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman
Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man
April Bowlby as Rita Farr/
Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Diane Guerrero as Kay Challis/Crazy Jane
Phil Morris as Silas Stone
Alan Tudyk as Eric Morden/Mr. Nobody

Doom Patrol returns with a brand new episode on February 22
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NinnesMBC - 2/15/2019, 9:00 PM
Saw the first episode and it was really good, much better than Titans' premiere and I have no trouble admitting it. It did help that Cliff, Larry and Rita had their intros in Titans of course but here the entire premiere and their interactions were better handled and written. I liked as well that the show is brighter and had a decent amount of color and lightning in the scenes like the Arrowverse shows and the Netflix Marvel ones and not so dim and dark like Titans and even AoS, don't like when everything is literally dark colored.

Robotman feels like the main character but I don't mind because his plight was relatable and you found yourself rooting for him through the episode but the other members (at least Larry and Rita) aren't either that un-relatable.

But I also think that like with Titans DC here tries too much at times to be in-your-face mature to prove it's worth and differentiate itself with Marvel's streaming shows. Let's just say that introducing your first Doom Patrol member by a flashback in which he was cheating in a very explicit, HBO-esque sex scene on his wife and once again show later a scene like that again isn't exactly the best way to tell to your audience that "yep this is a MATURE superhero show", sometimes less can be way better. There were sex/heavy toned scenes in Marvel Netflix (Luke Cage, a bit in The Defenders and in The Punisher S1) but nothing that was ever explicitly shown unlike here were you get a clear shot of female nipples so, yeah. Couple more F-bombs as well than in Titans too, especially from Crazy Jane.

But moving besides that the rest felt good. And DC Universe does have budget as seen in Negative Man's scenes when he suffers his accident, then later, Rita's powers too when she loses her shape and Crazy Jane doesn't stay behind, they obviously are not going to hold back in showing the extent of her 64 personalities. And Mr. Nobody and his black hole at the end are just the final nail in the coffin. So with all of that said it really does make you wonder why they went with such a "dimensionalized and psychologically grounded" approach to their first show, Titans. A lot of the things they did here could've been used as well there, like with Trigon's new form. So it is puzzling why this show got the budget and Titans didn't.

The music and theme for the team is very Titans-esque as well, Clint Mansell hits very similar musical notes in the opening, which in itself is good and could end up getting stick in your head.

Enjoyed how the rest decided to back up Robotman instead of leaving him behind. And this does take place after Titans or well right after Beast Boy left, it's all in the present.

So with that said I'm down for Doom Patrol. Seems their first fight with Mr. Nobody will be to close that black hole.

Can't believe they actually got together faster than Titans haha.
kRAVENklaw - 2/15/2019, 9:10 PM
Can’t wait.
First episode was great.
It’s so nice to see Brendan Fraser in something again.
Although I could have gone my whole life without seeing his bare ass.
Nightmare - 2/15/2019, 9:19 PM
Pilot was decent. Have questions about certain things about the character's backstories, but I feel the show is gonna be a blast. Bout time these guys got their shine.

JustAChillDude - 2/15/2019, 9:44 PM
Good episode, already shaping up to be better than Titans.
P862010 - 2/15/2019, 9:59 PM
do you need to watch DP titans episode before watching this or can you just watch the show??
NightwingNad - 2/16/2019, 2:54 AM
The best CBM pilot I ever saw . It make me care about everyone in the show and Brandan Fraser give a chilling voice interpretation (he also really good in the flashback) .hope Swamp Thing is the same level of Doom Patrol

PS:how about stop comparing it to Titans ,people her react like Titans wasn't a mass like Iron Fist or Inhuman but it's decent show who probably will be better in the future.
patrika - 2/16/2019, 6:14 AM
It was so good! I loved it
Doomsday8888 - 2/16/2019, 10:06 AM
Just watched the pilot and...
WTF i love the Doom Patrol now???
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