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Doom Patrol |OT| D-I-E D-I-E, Let's Die (Fridays, DC Universe)

Oct 25, 2017
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Oman
BTW this is how the comic started the Unwritten book arc




I'd say we got the 'PG for your sanity' version of it :P
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm enjoying the show overall, but man, the expository dialogue is sometimes very clunky. Some of that comes from trying to follow Morrison so tightly, who used narrative boxes extensively to avoid putting such dumb dialogue in his character's mouths. Also, Cyborg is not a good actor. Everyone else is pretty okay, but he needs to get killed or turned into a vase or something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Probably because Beast Boy isn't with them currently.
I mean could have had him in the first episode especially during the scene in Robotman's room, or mentioned.
and really its more Titans fault for having him in the group before it even became the Doom Patrol.

I'd still like him to appear at some point when it makes sense though(after Titans plotline wraps up.)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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They’re playing coy with the connection to Titans so this ain’t the same Doom Patrol until they say otherwise.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Got a major Legends/Constantine vibe from that episode. Love this show.
When they collab tho. When they collab tho!

It's going to be bonkers and they're all going to question the weirdness of everything in the first 5 minutes and then ignore it for the rest of the episode(s), lol.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Unlikely, they've pretty much made it clear that they are connected. Titans job was to basically set up the universe.
It was pretty clear until showrunner Jeremy Carver said this :
There are elements that were present in the Titans‘Doom Patrol’,” showrunner Jeremy Carver said, “but I think everyone is best suited coming into this Doom Patrol understanding that we have our own continuity and our own story. And if you come in with a fresh perspective, I think that’s the best way to view this Doom Patrol,” he said.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, lol, I do like how Not-Constantine fit in so willy nilly. Of course they were questioning who the hell he was but then that stopped fairly quick.
To be clear, Kipp is literally not-Constantine.

He was created because the Doom Patrol writers wanted to use John, but were told by DC leadership they couldn't use a Veritgo/Adult focused character in Doom Patrol, which was focused on kids at the time.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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To be clear, Kipp is literally not-Constantine.

He was created because the Doom Patrol writers wanted to use John, but were told by DC leadership they couldn't use a Veritgo/Adult focused character in Doom Patrol, which was focused on kids at the time.
Lol. Yeah I looked at a wiki article about Kipp and that was brought up. I like him though just how I like Constantine in Legends. I think every team needs somebody like Constantine and Kipp every once in a while to fuck shit up 😁
 
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To be clear, Kipp is literally not-Constantine.

He was created because the Doom Patrol writers wanted to use John, but were told by DC leadership they couldn't use a Veritgo/Adult focused character in Doom Patrol, which was focused on kids at the time.
lol wow

well this isn't kids focused anymore!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So I think for people hating on Cyborg, i think they were trying to make Cyborg the straight man out of the group; showing all the logical points, more towards the reality, stable person etc. etc. and I think that kinda makes people feel Cyborg be boring as a character compared to the other 4 that has a much interesting history.

I think maybe in the future, cyborg as a character will probably get a bit better somehow.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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lol wow

well this isn't kids focused anymore!
That is kind of a misconception. It is true that Constantine was part of the Vertigo line and the order was not to use him outside of that line (since Vertigo titles and characters are “suggested for adult readers”), while Doom Patrol was still part of the regular DC line, which is “for all ages”. But Morrison run was quite adult (starting with DP volume 2 number 19) and a shift of tone which ultimately lead to the series to move to Vertigo imprint from number 64. Morrison run ended at number 63, but the series continues as a Vertigo title until number 87.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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i thought I was watching Supernatural with budget.

That was great. I love all the Supernatural stuff.

Also Trainor’s side story
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Been wondering how different the Chief's role would be if Timothy Dalton wasn't in the role but the other dude was. They definitely could afford him to be a bigger part of each episode more than Dalton.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just finished getting caught up with this, and man has this show been great. I love how it's leaning into the weirdness of Doom Patrol perfectly, and with some pretty deep cuts, too.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Been wondering how different the Chief's role would be if Timothy Dalton wasn't in the role but the other dude was. They definitely could afford him to be a bigger part of each episode more than Dalton.
While that is true, the plot that Chief was kidnaped is just to cover the fact Dalton is a guest actor that would not participate much in the series, Dalton brought some much gravitas to the character that is 100 times better. The original actor just looked like a mad scientist stereotype. Dalton added some many layers to that.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Watched the pilot and the beginning of episode 2. I’m confused. The city disappeared and nobody really cares? And Larry can’t leave?
 
Nov 1, 2017
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Watched the pilot and the beginning of episode 2. I’m confused. The city disappeared and nobody really cares? And Larry can’t leave?
Wasn't there a scene with Cyborg seeing the news on the TV about the town disappearing and talking with his father about going to investigate it?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wasn't there a scene with Cyborg seeing the news on the TV about the town disappearing and talking with his father about going to investigate it?
Yeah then he goes there; but nobody else is there..no news..no police...nothing? Just seemed weird..i'm sure i am missing something
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Wasn't there a scene with Cyborg seeing the news on the TV about the town disappearing and talking with his father about going to investigate it?
Yeah, there's another scene later on when the town appears again after they get saved and they blame the Doom Patrol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Watched the pilot and the beginning of episode 2. I’m confused. The city disappeared and nobody really cares? And Larry can’t leave?
Remember when Cyborg was listening in on two FBI Agents who did go there but decided to NOPE the fuck out? They're ignoring it on purpose and because it's bigger than what they were led to believe is my head canon.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Finished episode 5 and I have to say Mr. Nobody is one of my favorite villains ever for a comic book TV show. Damn, he's good. Also, Diane Guerrero has been killing it with the different personalities.