The first season of ‘Doom Patrol’ was well received. The show had an unusual and fresh approach to superhero narratives.
Doom Patrol is about a group of superheroes (kind of) who are like a wrong version of the X-Men, exploring how damaged the minds of the non-superhero team members are. The series does not lack villains, here the antagonists are the Brotherhood of Dada. Unlikely other series and films of heroes and villains, in ‘Doom Patrol’ the bad guys do not want to destroy or conquer the world but want to prove to everyone that nothing in life has meaning or significance.
Throughout the first season, we see more than just strange things, like a talking donkey using his farts, erotic scenes among giant animals, and much more. We also see the biggest threat to our group of super-powered misfits: the U.S. Bureau of Normalcy, which seeks to control every freak in the country.
One thing we can say for sure about ‘Doom Patrol’ is that it is not a series that leaves you indifferent. You either love it or you hate it, but there’s no middle ground. This is not an average superhero plot, but rather an experiment that uses very distinctive elements of pop culture to convey a different message.
For the second season of ‘Doom Patrol,’ the show has changed hands. It went from being under the exclusive control of DC to be a shared project with HBO Max. Besides that, we will also have a new character: Sex-Men, Captain Kiss, Lieutenant Cuddle, and Lieutenant Torture.
There’s not much time left to watch the second season of this peculiar series. You can watch the second season of ‘Doom Patrol’ on HBO Max from June 25th.