And coming from me that’s really saying something. Allow me to make some points:
SPOILERS OF ALL SIZES AHEAD
🖤 More episodes. This really felt like a season, like a journey. When you’re on the last episode and can’t remember somethings from the first few episodes you know it’s been long and winding path. It even had enough to take side stories that were fun and wild.
🖤 The risk taking craziness. It’s not so much that they crossed political correctness lines, but as far anything can happen in a comics universe, ANYTHING did happen. I’ll never forget when they came together 😉 if you know what I mean 🤤.
🖤 Better use of being uncensored. I saw boobies, I saw a myriad of… complicated sexual content, way more extraneous profanity, and some very… colorful phrases that wouldn’t work anywhere else. Some of this stuff went harder than hbo. Some of it went harder than Netflix.
🖤 Better acting. Particularly by Diane Guerrero, who I already loved, and April Bowlby. Honestly I think they deserve Emmys. Jane’s multiple personalities were played with such versatility that they were legit completely different people, complete with emotions all over expressed fabulously. And Rita’s 50s high class dialect and diction was intoxicating, truly a lady’s lady and I felt it and loved it. The only one that grabbed me on that level from Titans was probably Minka Kelly’s Dawn. Maybe it’s the caliber of actors, maybe it’s just that they were better for those roles, maybe they were just better. But yeah they crushed.
🖤 It got deeper. Deeper than an arrowverse show, and they did it without the drama 🤯?!?! Yes, it’s possible. Everyone of the main 5 grabbed my heart strings at some point. I’m talkin heartfelt overcomings and actually feeling for them. I almost cried when Cyborg almost killed his dad.
🖤 The villain. Having a villain seen and everyone knows he’s the villain from start to finish made it better. Having one like Mr. Nobody made it much better. Again with the acting, Tudyk’s gravitas really put Eric over the edge. Sometimes you just need a flat out bad guy with little mystery and lots of power.
🖤 AN EVERLOVING THEME SONG!!!! Ok, this one I’m a little biased towards, but I LOVE when a show has a theme song. We’ll always remember it years after it’s gone and associate it with the show forever. And it seems like we rarely even do that to our live action shows (vertigo shows being the exception) anymore… UNTIL NOW!!!! And the song itself is powerful yet still nice. Tying a theme song to a show IS NOT a lost art! And Doom Patrol shows us that in a perfect way.
I’m sorry Titans, I really am. You may be #1 but you’re currently #2 and I encourage you to step it up, and get a theme song.
Doom Patrol lost their minds in all the right ways. If this is the peak of what DC universe can bring us we’re in for a treat, and if this is the tip of the iceberg it’s gonna be a revaluation. They’re the Kay Challis to my Crazy Jane… and that’s the tea.