Unpopular Doom Patrol opinions
By - SonOfECTGAR
Apparently both liking cyborg's costume and disliking cyborg's costume are unpopular opinions.
"Costume", a word which here means "track suit".
I'd say liking it is the more unpopular of the 2
Yet the disliking comment has fewer upvotes than my comment (which isn't even an opinion).
The marketing for this show can miss the mark. They emphasize the weirdness and the look how quirky I am but they don’t really get the heart.
I honestly believe that Doom Patrol is worthy of winning all kinds of awards, even outstanding drama at the Emmys, but it will never get any of these prestigious awards simply because the show is presented as being overly weird and comic-booky. This show has some of the best writing, best acting and best directing I’ve seen on tv but it will never be recognised for any of that because of the type of show it is.
Watching S3 trailers made a little worried cause it seemed like the show was going full into wacky territory without focusing on the heart of the show.
I'm not worried from the trailers. If memory serves the season 2 trailer did the exact same thing. And it makes sense, it's a lot easier to show off the weird "set-piece" type stuff in a trailer than it is to show off the complicated and interesting character dynamics/personalities. Plus just showing off visual spectacles out of context is a lot less likely to potentially spoil the more important character beats this season will cover.
Isn’t that what Doom patrol is?
Edit I’m pretty sure Doom Patrol is meant to be weird asf
Doom Patrol is werid but it´s also a show that spends a lot of time with charater. The trailers don´t take the show seriously enough.
Because you know? the weirdness
Don't know whether it's unpopular or not but I would be most disappointed if they kill off Chief this season. Dalton is perfect as the character
I am also fine with the show not having Mr Nobody post Season 1. Other more fantastical Doom Patrol villains deserve their shot in the spotlight as well
I assume he isn't making it past episode 1 (He probably would have died in the original finale of last season.)
I imagine Dalton will be back, but he didn't film season 3 due to concerns about covid
dorothy was kinda annoying tbh
Stopped by the comments just to see if anyone else felt the same. I concur. The way Chief talked to her was equally annoying.
Ikr, I was like ''Ok can we go to cliff's story side or something now''
I think Jane is put through too much shit. Not given enough peaceful or happy moments. Sometimes it feels needlessly torturous.
Hopefully this big Miranda conflict coming up will give Jane some peace afterwards, even if some of the personas will probably die
Honestly I don't like how they handled Larry's family
The only Unpopular opinions I have are that Mento is a major asshole and Dr. Tyme was a tad wasted. Tyme was a great charcter to see on the show but they totally could've went back and tried again to get the continue Brain thingy
I think the fact he is functionally immortal means he can come back
pretty sure mento being a d8ck is a popular opinion lol, I can't recall ever seeing that many people thinking otherwise comic, cartoon (he appeared in the teen titans show) or the live-action series. Then again, maybe I just missed the praise everywhere, I mean I did catch up around when season 2 was already out, lol.
They should have gone all the way and had Cyborg kill his pops.
The entire time you're thinking that Cyborg's mom's death and his turning into Cyborg was his "tragic backstory" akin to the rest of the cast's. But it would only be at the end of the season that in actuality the entire season was his tragic backstory. His inability to truly open up, to truly trust, led him down the path of distrusting his father to the point of killing him. That is when Cyborg truly joins the Doom Patrol, having this horrible trauma that in the end is ultimately his own fault in a way.
I think Larry is fine, but not as interesting as any of the other main characters.
I don't like how much of a bitch Jane is. She says the most horrific shit to everybody, but the second anyone claps back at her, she acts like the victim.
The more simple, practical costume for Cyborg looks much better than the overly complex cgi one in the movies.
My reference is teen titans (loved it as a child) doom patrol cyborg is so much better, movie one is quite monotone and boring.
I like Jovian's portrayal better than Ray's also
Ray is more like New 52 JL Cyborg and Jovian feels reminds me more of Teen Titans Cyborg, which feels right to me.
I agree 100%
I saw a lot of comments last season about not liking roni or cyborg I could not disagree more i think both charcaters are amazing and roni is the perfect foil for cyborg
I'm not sure how unpopular it is but I really would go as far as saying there is no bad episode or character
I would also add there was a lot of hate for Dorothy last season and I will say I never had anything bad to say about her
Not sure if these are popular or not: Jane's scenes are honestly really cringy at times with how they present/ write/ direct her past. Like the sex party episode made me roll my eyes so much they started to hurt. Also Roni is the weakest written character on the show and drags down every episode and scene they're in. But I feel like that is a problem stemming from Cyborg being just a mis-match for the show in general.
I hate how they spent so long on the Miranda sex party scenes, and then it turns out it didn't matter anyway Miranda is long dead
I actually flat out don't know if my opinions are unpopular but here we go
* The actual doom patrol characters from the comics were extremely boring and this show managed to make Larry and Rita a lot more likeable then their comic counterparts.
* I find it a really odd dynamic shift that cyborg plays the "straight man" to all the chaotic characters especially when he's usually a lot more lighthearted in other media
It seems that each season builds up to something great but has lack luster season finales .
I understand the concept of keeping someone interested and cliff hangers but the finales have been just another episode
Well season 2 got cut off because of Covid
True I forgot about that ! But for season 1!? Just to trap mr. Nobody in a painting . He was supposed to be the big bad that was interesting at first then got lost in the shuffle
I feel like the season 1 finale was more to set up season 2. I understand your opinion tho
S1 was 10/10 throughout except the finale which was a 7.5-8 /10 imo
Pretty sure that was true to the comics.
I mean yeah, but there was a hell of a lot stuff that isn't, plus in the comics he gets out again to do another scheme.
The seasons finales have been the biggest letdowns in comparison to the quality of the rest of the season, both times.
Not sure if it is unpopular but god the Cyborg actor is dogshit terrible at acting. How did this guy get a job in this industry?
I've been waiting for someone to say this! His acting is grating. It feels like hes reading his lines for a school play but he isn't in the character like the other actors. I get taken out of the show when he's speaking.
You think that's bad, cast your mind back to when he had to express confusion, rage, shame, self-loathing, maybe even grief when he slapped papa stone around. He couldn't manage to act one of these things out, and almost looked like forgot he was in a show. I swear I felt that once or twice he was about to look at the camera and they cut away to a different shot.
There are too many flashbacks, and Jane's are too indulgent. The mental health orderlies who beat and choked her in S1 were a bit much, as was the orgy scene.
I actually really like this presentation of Cyborg.
After an excellent S1, I felt really let down by S2. It had frustrating characterizations, a meandering and unfocused plot, and a lack-luster finale.
With the finale, I get they were short an episode, and give them some slack - but I have a lot of doubts they would have effectively concluded all of the open plot points.
the cyborg costume just looks bad. Prefer it over the ugly CGI movie cyborg but it's just bad looking. Even more so when he takes off his jackets and you can see the ugly plastic vest he puts on.
I never minded the cheapness, I think it looks pretty good for what the show has. Also I think the plastic gives it a kind if clean look
Is there a version you like? Like from comics or animated appearances?
His young justice design is pretty good
It's the static eye that really hurts the look. It's his eye so you can't help but look at it and notice that it never move or line up with his real eye in the slightest.
Cyborg is a drag on this show, and he doesn't fit at all with the rest of the characters
I can understand not liking him but I'd be curious what you mean he doesn't fit with rest
Like they have constant trauma and parental issues which I feel cyborg has
I actually feel the opposite.
I quite like Cyborg in the show, but I also feel like he feels a bit out of place.
I can understand where they’re coming from actually. Even when I had only watched the show, cyborg felt like other, an outsider who didn’t really fit with the others. Tbh I think it’s because he’s too normal. He’s a pretty average run of the mill superhero with normal run of the mill motivations. He’s missing the completely off the wall bonkers aspect that makes the others and has been cultivated in their relationships through the comic runs and into the series
I think the writers felt the need for an anchor character, someone more normal and relatable. And it wasn't needed, despite their bizarre and extreme natures, Cliff, Rita, Larry, and Jane are plenty lovable and relatable to different degrees.
Exactly. They probably felt the need for a Dr Watson or Rose Tyler. A normal person that the audience can relate to but completely missing that the audience does relate to everyone else because they were once normal too. Don’t get me wrong, I like Vic as a character and love Joivan but Vic just doesn’t quite mesh
Yeah, he's the straight man to their zaniness.
I feel like as the show doesn’t really have niles I think cyborg being on the team is a good way to remind people that this is a superhero team.
I like Cyborg, but I agree. His moments in the show feel so disconnected from the rest. I think he gets good development, but it feels so outside what the rest of the characters are going through.
I agree. I think the big part of it is he hasn't been broken.
He trauma but he feels like the hero we are supposed to identify with and I find it annoying.
Also he wasn't in the comics that I read so he felt out of place in that sense too.
He feels super childish and immature. He acts all tough like he’s coming from the Justice League, but then he’s as whiny as the rest of them. I fee like once a show he’s just like “fuck this I’m out”.
Larry is the weakest of the Doom Patrol, character wise.
He's still nice, but compared to him, Cliff, Rita, Jane or Vic all feel so much more real and developed.
Larry is my favorite (along with Rita), but I totally get what you are saying. I feel like he made some decent progress in the first season with acceptance etc but the second season just feels like regression for him. He is so stagnant. I hope S3 finds a way to move him forward in a satisfying way.
I sadly agree a little. He really needs some more development especially after he did like nothing in the season 2 "finale"
I agree with the comment about season two. He got basically no arc which I found unbelievably frustrating bc he’s my fave character. I’m admittedly extremely biased under the circumstances though (he helped me come out to everyone so of course I love him!)
That indeed makes me sad. He had incredible development in S1, and then became a background character, even in Larry focused episodes.
Hopefully that will change in S3. I’m giving them a pass with S2 because Covid (I know that can’t be the cause of all the problems but as I don’t know which it did cause that’s what I’m going with)
Happy for you :). I too found an extreme catharsis in Larry's story, even if it's not 1 to 1 relatable to my life. Hope to see more of him as a substantial character in S3.
Cliff is my least favourite character.
Still like him a lot, but I always see him at the top of character polls by quite a bit and I'm like "What? Is it cause Brendan Fraser is so cool?"
He's the audience proxy. He's the guy reacting like most of us would to all the weird stuff.
Rita is kind of super boring. Just really wish she’d get written better.
My dude, Rita is my jam. I love her speech affect and mannerisms. I just wish she keeps developing and we see a proper Elastiwoman next season.
Upvoted for an unpopular opinion though.
The first two episodes are... kinda weak. Don't get me wrong, there are great things about them, I just don't think they're the most solid of introductions.
I know at least for me, Episode 3 was where I finally decided I loved this show, and everyone I've tried to put on to it has given up before getting that far.
This show is amazing, but I think those two episodes have kept it from reaching the audience it deserves.
I agree, the first 2 episodes are a bit on the weaker side but they're supposed to be the origin stories for the most part.
Not sure what others feel but I didn’t like cliff in season two but season 1 he’s like my second favorite