TV Review: Doom Patrol: Season 3 (HBO Max)

The world’s strangest heroes return for a must-deserved third season! Season 3 kicks off where season 2 left off. Dorothy has a final confrontation with the Candlemaker. The battle has […]

The world’s strangest heroes return for a must-deserved third season!

Season 3 kicks off where season 2 left off. Dorothy has a final confrontation with the Candlemaker. The battle has devastating consequences and the team is shaken to their core. Now each member struggles with who they are and who they want to be.

I’m truly hooked on this show. It definitely an unconventional superhero team show. I really like the way the showrunners incorporate the Silver Age Doom Patrol with the Doom Patrol from Grant Morrison’s run. It’s a nice blend that really works for this show.

I caught the first 5 episodes and they introduced old school Doom Patrol villains, and I do mean old school! It’s really cool to see these characters I grew up reading on the small screen. 

This cast is really phenomenal. “Robotman” aka Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), “Negative Man” aka Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), “Elasti-Woman” aka Rita Farr (April Bowlby), and “Crazy Jane” (Diane Guerrero), all led by modern-day mad scientist Niles Caulder aka “The Chief” (Timothy Dalton). Each actor does an incredible job in their roles. As the seasons go on, you really see a lot of growth and change. 

The pacing is great as usual, and there’s a nice mixture of humor, horror, and action. The look with all its washed-out look just seriously works here. Really nice somber tones in the cinematography. 

Doom Patrol is a different type of show and I highly recommend watching it. 

The third season of Doom Patrol premiers exclusively on HBO Max on September 23. 

 

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.