TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - December 21, 2018
When the Doom Patrol made their debut on DC's streaming service DC Universe's Titans series, they looked every bit as ridiculous as we expected them to. Now that they're getting their own television program, things haven't improved any and they still look like they're straight out of the late 90s Schumacher era of comic book excess.
The series features Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder and his group of seriously strange superheroes includes Brendan Fraser's Robotman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, and Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane. Together they'll face a threat in the form of Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody, "A living shadow able to drain the sanity of others after being experimented on by ex-Nazis in post-war Paraguay."
Look, there's a ton of potential here to do something cool and fun and different, but every single time DC has attempted to do that, they've fallen flat on their face. Suicide Squad was a disaster, Titans is borderline unwatchable, they just seem to have a terrible track record.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day, though, so maybe they've got a hit on their hands. We'll find out when Doom Patrol premieres on DC Universe on February 15, 2019.
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