The DC Universe’s latest offering, Doom Patrol, has been officially certified fresh by Rotten Tomatoes at 93%. Critics have called it “as irreverent and crass as it is funny,” as well as “absurdly watchable. Bananas, yes, but enjoyably bananas.”
Doom Patrol is only the third original drama created by the relatively new streaming service, following up Titans and and Young Justice: Outsiders. It is based on the DC Comics superhero team of misfits who find their powers are more of a curse than a blessing.
This ragtag group is led by Chief (Timothy Dalton), who rehabilitates each member after the horrible accidents that imbue them with their unconventional powers. The team includes Brendan Fraser as “Robotman,” Matt Bomer as “Larry Trainor,” and Diane Guerrero as “Crazy Jane.” Their nemesis “Mr. Nobody” is played by Alan Tudyk.
Supernatural fans will be pleased to see some familiar faces as well in Doom Patrol. Julian Richings, who played the the series’ first iteration of “Death,” appears as “Strumbanhfuhrer Von Fuchs.” Julie McNiven, who played angel “Anna Milton,” is “Mrs. Trainor.” Perhaps the most significant Supernatural connection, Doom Patrol was created by former showrunner Jeremy Carver.
The first two episodes of Doom Patrol are now up on DC Universe’s streaming service.