Doom Patrol: Season 1 (2019)

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DC Universe finds breakout material in this iteration of Doom Patrol thanks to a fully committed cast and the writing's faith in weirdness.

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 15, 2019

Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane face the threat of Mr. Nobody, who's after The Chief.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2019

Morden and Caulder venture into the vortex with Jane trailing behind. When Cloverton attempts to follow, the vortex consumes him. Meanwhile, Rita rests at the Manor in anticipation of Caulder after she grows frustrated with the average world.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2019

The Doom Patrol set out for Paraguay where they discover the Nazi doctor who created Mr. Nobody and the connection between The Chief and the two villains.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2019

Willoughby Kipling (MARK SHEPPARD) conscripts the Doom Patrol into helping him avert the end of the world by stopping a nihilistic cult.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2019

With the Apocalypse in full swing, the Doom Patrol must work with an unlikely ally - and a very special pug - to stop the end of the world.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2019

Jane, Larry and Rita visit a school where the original Doom Patrol has retired. Meanwhile, Cliff & Vic bond over their mutual "father issues."

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Air date: Mar 29, 2019

After a violent outburst from Cliff, the team engages in some self-led group therapy - leading to some growth within the group as they are knit closer together.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2019

A sentient, gender-queer, teleporting street named Danny who?s being hunted by the secret Bureau of Normalcy needs help from Niles ? but gets Vic and Larry instead.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2019

Doom Patrol goes on a hallucinatory ride inside Jane's mind on a journey of self-discovery.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2019

Vic and Rita find the mansion infiltrated by Ernest Franklin (guest star TOMMY SNIDER), a dangerous man called The Beard Hunter, who's been activated by the Bureau of Normalcy to find Niles Caulder. Meanwhile, we learn the tragic love story between Caulder and an immortal woman named Slava (guest star PISAY PAO) that started Niles on the path towards the man we know today.

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Cast & Crew

Timothy Dalton
Niles Caulder
Matthew Zuk
Negative Man
Alan Tudyk
Mr. Nobody
Matt Bomer
Larry Trainor
Joivan Wade
Victor Stone
Riley Shanahan
Robotman
Brendan Fraser
Cliff Steele
Phil Morris
Silas Stone
Julie McNiven
Sheryl Trainor
Kyle Clements
John Bowers
Tommy Snider
Ernest Franklin
Alec Mapa
Steve Larsen
Mark Sheppard
Willoughby Kipling
Charmin Lee
Elinore Stone
Chris Dingess
Executive Producer
Jeremy Carver
Executive Producer
Greg Berlanti
Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter
Executive Producer
Geoff Johns
Executive Producer
Tamara Becher-Wilkinson
Writer
Tom Farrell
Writer
Wayne Yip
Director
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Critic Reviews for Doom Patrol Season 1

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (9)

I found the first hour of this oddball adventure far more enjoyable and consistent than DC Universe's Titans, enlivened by sharp direction and a great ensemble.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

The show seems to be trying to recapture the magic Morrison brought to these characters... you don't just want someone to adapt Grant Morrison. You want someone to be Grant Morrison, to do to superhero television what Morrison was did to superhero comic.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The show has a premise and story arcs that are unlike anything I've seen before. It's outrageously unpredictable, totally off the wall and insane. But it works.

Nov 18, 2020 | Full Review…

Doom Patrol is a super fun surprise! An ensemble show that really works and is a must see for fans of the comics, and those that know nothing about them.

Jun 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's a legit show, often very funny, hiding in plain sight on the DC app.

Jan 30, 2020 | Full Review…

This dark horse series is a balanced mix of action and comedy, but doesn't ignore the intrinsic empathy a series needs to be emotionally resonant, something lost in so many superhero stories and spin off series.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Boasting solid ensemble performances with great production values to boot, Doom Patrol is definitely your brand of Vodka if you are looking for an incendiary concoction of action, adventure, violence, weirdness, heart and soul.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The fun thing about Doom Patrol is that none of them are meant to be superheroes - nor do they want to be (with the exception of Cyborg). Sometimes the underdog story can be played out, but that definitely isn't the case with this series.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

By focusing on characters that can seem unlikable, though, the series manages to humanize "the other," something sorely needed in divisive times and achingly well-executed here.

Dec 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Politically incorrect, psychedelic and utterly berserk.

Dec 2, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

With drama, action and some comedic moments, Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season has something for everyone.

Oct 7, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

As an adaptation of Grant Morrison's genre-rattling run on the comic book series, Doom Patrol is one of DC's strongest live-action success stories.

Oct 1, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Doom Patrol: Season 1

  • May 04, 2021
    I enjoyed the first couple episodes. It's weird and quirky and was my kind of humor. But gradually over the next few I realized that I didn't like any of the characters. And Jane is easily the most hate-able main character I've ever seen. I honestly just wanted her to get killed off.
  • Apr 26, 2021
    This series is criminally underrated by the audience. As the DC super hero group that inspired Marvel's X-Men, the perverse, weird, and xenophilic presentation of this 1960s comics represent one of the most progressive post-modern rejections of the crass and superficially commercial MCU. The TV show delivers thoughtful character development with emotional pathos and uses a mixture of dadaist artistic elements to challenge its audience to look beyond the deeply disturbed characters at the darkest corners of human existence. Our modern fascination with technology is distorted and attacked by a Frankenstein-esque robot. Our struggle with the intersectional politics of female identity, minority rights, and the rights of the mentally ill are the focus one of the most dynamic and strong willed protagonists in the modern media. Even the antagonists, such as a misbegotten henchman struggling with existential angst to become recognized by superheroes, and a secretive government bureau that fights all things abnormal, reflect on the conservative pathologies of disinformation and the need for the disenfranchied to seek relevance by any means necessary. This is a show that brings layers upon layers of meaning to every story arc, and is worth the time and effort to understand its many messages.
  • Apr 10, 2021
    Pretty good for what it is. The Brendan Fraser character is great, but the costume design very nearly ruins the show. I mean you really could not have made a worse costume. I get it if it's supposed to be based on a comic character but it's just so terribly done. I just started this show and I might keep watching it, but the Brendan Fraser costume just might be a dealbreaker.
  • Apr 08, 2021
    Doom Patrol is truly unique and unexpected both for its content and excellent character development. Alan Tudyk's narration sets the perfectly uncomfortable, funny, and dark tone for the show. DC has no other TV show that begins to compare to it. Doom Patrol stands on its own as an excellent Sci-fi/fantasy show, not just as a comic book series.
  • Mar 31, 2021
    I began watching Doom Patrol after I finished Titans on Netflix, as I learnt of this show through one crossover episode. Earlier I was a bit hesitant to watch it, since I didn't know any of these superheroes. However, when I began watching it and learnt Cyborg was in it, I thought maybe I won't be so lost after all. And now I think this is my favourite TV show of all time. The continuous fourth wall breaking is interesting BECAUSE of being overdone, the fact that the story doesn't progress at all in the first 13 episodes is hilarious, the characters are given depth and we can understand it very well why they cannot get over their past and learn to live in the present because of their depression and arrogance. My favourite character in the series was Robotman (Cliff Steele). Whenever he is around we know something interesting or funny will happen. Plus he looks so cool. The episode where he got a rat in his circuit left me in splits. I hope to see more of this in future. I recommended this show to all my friends and they all liked it. I'd recommend you to see it too if you are above 18.
  • Mar 13, 2021
    Excellent, original series. Bizarre (in a good way). Creative. Great acting. Distinguished writing. Dark humor. Surprising depth of emotion and insight into the characters. I especially love Rita. Hope to see more of this series.
  • Mar 11, 2021
    Outcast superheroes makes for an interesting and at times compelling examination of human frailties exhibited by our heroes before they became superheroes as a result of horrible tragedies . It is sometimes heart wrenching to see these characters strive to "make up" for past mistakes and relationships. The cast is uniformly excellent. Especially April Bowlbry as the Hollywood actress and Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor the AF pilot covered in bandages from head to toe as a result of a training accident. Luckily we get to see him without the bandages in flash backs to the 1960s.
  • Mar 11, 2021
    Tired of watching TV all day? The first season of Doom Patrol tells you that there are always very good cans in the garbage 9/10
  • Feb 24, 2021
    Its really awesome....and so genuine...based on reality....and questions the morals of different individuals....giving superheroes a human side to dwell into..
  • Jan 16, 2021
    Just finished season 1 of Doom Patrol and it was one on the best shows I have watched, perfect first season. The acting is so good especially Diane Guerrero who gives an astounding performance as Crazy Jane and the other personalities, she may look relatively like the same person when she plays each personality but her performances make you believe that with each personality change that it is a whole new character, as Crazy Jane she gives a very powerful, deep, and complex performance and as the other personalities she gives performances that are all just phenomenal and each complex as well especially as Karen, Dr. Harrison, Penny Farthing, Hammerhead, and Baby Doll. Diane Guerrero has not received enough praise and awards for her performances on Doom Patrol, her portrayal of these characters are some of the best performances I have ever seen. Alan Tudyk, April Bowlby, Brendan Fraser, Matt Bomer, Devan Long,Timothy Dalton and Joivan Wade give exceptional performances. Curtis Armstrong, Pisay Pao, and Alec Mapa also have pretty good performances. The writing is amazing especially the character development. The character development is just remarkable especially with Crazy Jane, Rita, Karen, Larry, Cliff, Vic, Niles, Dr. Harrison, Hammerhead, Flex, Baby Doll, Eric/Mr. Nobody, Ezekiel, and Danny. The visual effects were magnificent especially Rita's powers, the Negative Spirit, Kay's/Jane's different personalities powers specifically Silver Tongue, Sun Daddy, and Flaming Katy, Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Manny, Mr. Nobody, the butt creatures, and Ezekiel the Cockroach. The costumes were stupendous especially Cliff's robotman costume and costumes wore by April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, Diane Guerrero, Alan Mingo Jr., Pisay Pao, Timothy Dalton, Alan Tudyk, Devan Long, and Brendan Fraser. The makeup and hairstyling was outstanding especially on Pisay Pao, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Ted Sutherland, Alan Mingo Jr., Devan Long, Brendan Fraser, and Timothy Dalton. Also I love the main title theme it is so cool and creepy and love he music. An A+ first season.

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