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                 Doom Patrol:
The Fourht and Final Season                    review by Bobby Blakey


Before ever launching their new streaming platform DC Univese Online DC had already announced numerous original programming including Swamp Thing, Young Justice: Outsiders and Titans whose first season finale just went live. In the 5th episode of the series they introduced the live action version of the Doom Patrol which kicked off their own series in 2019. Now the dysfunctional heroes are back for their fourth and final season.

Doom Patrol follows Doom Patrol follows one of DC's most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol's members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities - but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence - and to protect Earth from what they find. Part support group, part Superhero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

Season Four opens with the team unexpectedly traveling to the future to find an unwelcome surprise. Faced with their imminent demise, the Doom Patrol must decide once and for all which is more important: their own happiness or the fate of the world? The series features a great cast including Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.

Every season this show just got stranger and stranger. Most of it in a great way and others just bizarre for the sake of. Throughout its ups and downs the show never failed to deliver intrigue and originality. I knew of this comic, but never actually read any of them and that doesn’t matter at all. Even if you haven’t seen their crossover in the first season of Titans, you can dive right into that first season and get in on the insane ride. It can get confusing trying to keep up with all the insanity and this season is no different, despite that it is still easily one of the most fun comic related TV series ever.


Everyone in the cast is excellent, as each of them brings something unique to their very quirky characters. Everyone gets their own time to shine or be ridiculous and they offer up a great balance between the insane, heart and action. I wasn’t a big fan of the third season, but it still offered up the usual fun most of the time. Heading into this final season I was more worried about how they were going wrap it up with things changing in the world of DC.


This season once again tackles the strange well and keeps its original voice intact while offering up decent enough finales to all of their journeys. They were all given the sendoff they deserved, but it was Robotman who capped things off in the best way. The series started with a focus on him and perfectly wrapped up in a heartfelt bow with him as well. There was still some missed opportunities, but still kept the fun and heart here and a good ending to this unique series.


This collection offers up all 12 episodes of the final season as well as bonus content including 3 featurettes and more. Join this unlikely team for one last adventure with the Doom Patrol: The Fourth and Final Season available now on Blu-ray and DVD.

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