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    Default [TV] Doom Patrol Appreciation Thread

    Just finished the pilot of Doom Patrol on DCUniverse. I thought it was incredible and warranted its own thread here. Mods, feel free to close if I'm wrong.

    That was my favorite episode of live-action DC TV since Batman '66. Exquisite.

    Would love to hear from other fans.

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    It was...interesting. if they are going for a Morrisonian vibe, it was well accomplished. I am curious if they are going to develop Rita beyond gelatinous blob.
    Definitely worth keeping the app for future episodes tho.

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    I feel like this is by far DC's best live action show yet! It's so good! The characters are all unique, perfectly cast and it leaves you wanting more. We need more quality DC shows that are as ambitious as this one is!
    Done with DC. Can't handle the constant whiplash! Time to go on a hiatus!

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    I liked this more than the firs ep of "Titans" for what it's worth. I am not sure how much I was affected by having seen them in "Titans", but it seemed the show just got off to a fast start off the blocks. A whole bunch of origin stories all at once and it all made sense.
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    -- Not a big fan of their depiction of the Negative Being (if that's what they decide it is) as a ball or humanoid-shaped form of electricity. Featureless black could have been cool, but maybe that would have looked too fake in live action? Either way, I look forward to seeing this explored. How will the "Negative" part factor in then?
    -- Larry as gay? (or bi, or pansexual, or etc) Totally works for me. One, it impacts zero of the stories I've read of him in the comics. Two, not that the first one even matters anyway. Three, it makes Larry's current state *so* much more interesting as an extension of his character and his history as a closeted man who had to hide his real self, cut off from society, feeling that there was something unnatural inside him, a split in his identity, etc... And it folds in a bit of the character's history as the hermaphrodite Rebis.
    -- Timothy Dalton is friggin' great here! Bond, Schmond.
    -- Rita is more difficult for me to get ahold of. Her current plight would be difficult for anyone, but Rita before her affliction didn't seem to have as much going on as Cliff or Larry as a sympathetic character to me.
    -- So, you know when they were all driving into town? Was I the only one who was like, "OH, I get it! These guys are like the Munsters!" (and they totally are)
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    I really enjoyed it! Dalton was really good as Chief. Robotman was handled really well. Negative Man is awaiting further development as a character (at least for me). Rita just seems awkward. Crazy Jane was fun!

    Now I’m waiting for the Cyborg intro (dang, DC just keeps trying to make this character ‘happen’. ). I wouldn’t mind having Celcius intro’d at some point.

    I’m Definately gonna keep watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bretmaverick2 View Post
    I really enjoyed it! Dalton was really good as Chief. Robotman was handled really well. Negative Man is awaiting further development as a character (at least for me). Rita just seems awkward. Crazy Jane was fun!

    Now I’m waiting for the Cyborg intro (dang, DC just keeps trying to make this character ‘happen’.). I wouldn’t mind having Celcius intro’d at some point.

    I’m Definately gonna keep watching.
    Perhaps it won't be my first choice to put Cyborg in a show like this either, but what's so inherently deficient about him that they should stop "trying to make him happen". The character has always been treated better in outside media than the comics.

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