I love writing, and I enjoy being a blogger. I also enjoy doing reviews (in case you haven’t noticed – ha ha).
I do a lot of movie reviews. My family and I enjoy watching movies. Friday and Saturday nights are always movie nights. Fridays are typically what we call “stupid horror movie night,” where we watch a random horror movie from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or Shudder. Let me tell you, there are A LOT of super horrible horror movies out there. We don’t watch the movies to get scared, but rather to laugh and make fun of it.
Saturday nights we watch other movies (comedy, Sci-Fi, dramas…).
Occasionally we catch up on our favorite series, but due to being stuck at home a lot, we are pretty much all caught up on our favorite series. We’re always on the look out for something new to watch.
I received to review Doom Patrol: The Complete Second Season. Doom Patrol? What in the world is Doom Patrol?
Doom Patrol is an original series from HBO Max.
I asked some friends of mine (including other bloggers) if they have ever heard or watched Doom Patrol. Everyone that I knew that have seen the show loves it. They said it’s really funny and entertaining.
Before I watch season two, I knew I had to watch the first season, just so I could get caught up on things. Thankfully we have HBO Max.
Before I give you my thoughts on the show, let me give you some information about Doom Patrol: The Complete Second Season, which is available today on Blu-ray and DVD (the season was already available on digital).
DC’s strangest group of Super Heroes are back again to save the world – that is if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the DOOM PATROL now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal with Niles Caulder aka The Chief, while confronting their own personal baggage. As each Super Hero faces the challenge of moving beyond trauma and failure, they must come together to protect the newest family member, Niles’ daughter, whose powers remain a mysterious but real threat to bringing on the end of the world.
“The critically acclaimed series received a 96% certified “fresh rating” on RottenTomatoes.com – and continues to soar with ratings,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. “Join in on the world’s weirdest phenomena with these unique DC Super Heroes – and get ready to binge watch the second season of their fascinating story on Blu-ray & DVD!”
Doom Patrol stars Diane Guerrero (“Orange is the New Black”), April Bowlby (“Two and a Half Men”), and Joivan Wade (“Doctor Who”), with Matt Bomer (Magic Mike), and Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), and a special appearance by Timothy Dalton (License to Kill). Based on the characters from DC, Doom Patrol is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Riverdale,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)”, Jeremy Carver (“Supernatural,” “Frequency”), Geoff Johns (Aquaman, Wonder Woman), Chris Dingess (Agent Carter, Eastwick) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Blindspot,” “Black Lightning”).
- The Transformers: Doom Patrol’s Make-up FX
- Doom Patrol – Come Visit Georgia PSA
9 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
- Fun Size Patrol
- Tyme Patrol
- Pain Patrol
- Sex Patrol
- Finger Patrol
- Space Patrol
- Dumb Patrol
- Dad Patrol
- Wax Patrol
I have to admit, the pilot episode left me feeling a bit “on the fence” about the series. It was entertaining, but very odd. Thankfully I watched a few more episodes (we binge-watched four episodes on the the first day). By the second episode, we were hooked. Now we’ve watched the entire first season, and we’ve started to watch the second season. We are currently up to episode three of the second season, Pain Patrol.
This is not a “family friendly” series, even if it is a DC series. There is some nudity, sexual situations, cursing, drinking, and pot smoking. These things don’t happen in all of the episodes, but they do pop up from time to time. I’d say this show is rated “R,” or at the very least, “PG-13” (I’m leaning more towards “R”).
The show is funny, well scripted and well acted. My favorite character is Rita (Elasti-girl), played by April Bowlby. She has a very classic look to her on the show. She plays the part of an old-time actress incredibly well. I also love how sweet she is, even when she turns into a “blob.”
I love Matt Bomer. Too bad it’s only his voice for the most part. The same applies to Brendan Fraser. You don’t actually see these characters, because they are covered under bandages, or a robot. Instead, you hear their voices.
I’m excited to learn that Doom Patrol has already been renewed for a third season on HBO Max. I can’t wait to see what troubles the group get into.
Are you a fan of the series? Do you have a favorite character or story? Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinons expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.