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Doom Patrol Season One Review

This review contains minor spoilers!

AWESOME, Awesome, awesome, and did I mention, awesome?! I’m late to the party, as this show has been out for months now, and I’m so happy that I finally got around to watching it! Doom Patrol is easily one of the best shows this year. The characters are all fresh, their storylines are beautifully written, and the character development – man, the character development, was done right! This show is weird, in the right possible way. Did I mention it was awesome?

Created by Jeremy Carver, and based on the comics of the same name, Doom Patrol is a DC superhero show, with some non-traditional heroes. Well, they’re not “squeaky clean,” how superheroes are usually portrayed, and they all have their own demons to work out. I mean, this one, Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), has 64 personalities, each with their own ability:

Yep, a lot of that goes on in this show! It’s packed with action!

But, let’s start from the beginning! Niles Caulder (Timothy Dalton), aka The Chief, is a genius level medical doctor who takes care of our heroes. Before they formed the team, Niles provided(or orchestra..nevermind*cough*) them sanctuary, in his mansion, to protect them from the outside world. The show starts off with the introduction of one of our heroes, Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), a former NASCAR driver who was in a bad car accident, with his brain being saved, and then transplanted into this robot, or cyborg:

Now, he’s like a baby, having to learn how to walk, and do things again in his new body. That’s when the other heroes step in, and help him deal with his new life and help him learn.

Meanwhile, the others are still trying to control, or learn, their powers. The Chief has hidden them from the world for decades, so they’ve never really got a chance to go out, and learn how to deal with their powers, or themselves, for that matter.

When they try to take a stroll through town, Rita Farr (April Bowlby), aka Elasti-girl, lost control of her powers, or self, and started “blobbing” out. I mean, she literally turned into The Blob. The Blob movie terrified me as a child, so I cringed a little, when I saw Rita turning into this thing. I mean, just look:

Though, Rita easily becomes one of the best characters by the end of the season! She’s very E&E – elegant and entertaining!

Here you have Larry Trainor (Matt Bomerpast self, before accident), aka Negative Man (Matthew Zukwrapped in bandages), who has a negative energy entity, from space, living in him. He’s a former pilot, who crashed, and body was badly burned. The energy inside of him is what keeps him alive. He has a lot of inner demons to deal with!

Actually, that’s how all of the Doom Patrol members received their powers. They were all involved in tragic accidents. This sort of unites them even more, as they can all relate to each other.

Vic Stone (Joivan Wade), aka Cyborg, also joins the Doom Patrol team! He becomes a great asset, who also has a lot of his own issues to deal with. It’s only befitting due to the fact that Cyborg received his enhancements through a tragic accident. He too, can relate to the other members!

The Chief is captured by Mr. Nobody (Alan Tudyk), the main supervillian of the season, who’s able to move through dimensions and alter reality. He narrates most of the show, like literally, narrates what everyone’s doing, and he can influence, or manipulate events. He’s crazy, but in the best way! He’s very thrilling, and you cant help but to laugh at some of his narrations. The team unites to save The Chief and stop Mr. Nobody.

There ya’ have it! That’s the jest of it, and it’s an awesome ride! A really good show, packed with drama, fantasy, and comedy! A combination that works really, really well. DC shows are taking over! The CW is full of them. Now, we have shows on the streaming apps like Titans, and this gem! A lot more happens on this show! I’m not going to spoil everything, so you guys should definitely check it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Doom Patrol has been renewed for a second season, set to premiere on HBO Max and DC Universe app in 2020. Check it out, you guys! You’re in for a marvelous treat!

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines Movie Review

This review contains minor spoilers!

Diana Prince is the hero we all need. This direct-to-video animated movie was beautiful. From the graphics, to the action-packed fight scenes(which Wonder Woman ALWAYS deliver), to the voice acting, and a magnificent script, this movie covers all the bases. If anyone’s familiar with the comics, this movie passes the torch from The New 52 to Rebirth. This movie is a prequel to the Justice League: War movie, and also a sequel to the movies that came after. This was truly a great story.

As with most of Wonder Woman’s (Rosario Dawson) stories, we have Steve Trevor (Jeffrey Donovan) crashing on Themyscira. Wonder Woman, or Diana, rescues Steve, and takes him to a chamber to be healed. In doing this, Diana breaks the oath of no man being allowed on the island, and Steve is taken prisoner. Well, this can’t stand with Diana, who breaks Steve out of prison. If there’s evil in the world, Diana is going to help fight it. Another reason why she’s awesome. She steals her armor and weapons, including the lasso of truth, which leads to an altercation with her mother, Queen Hippolyta(Cree Summer). After their little battle(yes, they battled!!), Diana is disowned and soon travels to Man’s World with Steve Trevor to fight evil. There ya’ have it, thats the premise. I know this sounds just like every Wonder Woman movie, but I promise you, this is an amazing, and refreshing story! Diana eventually goes up against most of her villains, some including Doctor Poison (Courtenay Taylor), Giganta (Kimberly Brooks) and Silver Swan (Marie Avgeropoulos) – who she battles the entire movie.

That’s not even the half of it. Diana battles most of these villains while they’re juiced up on some serum that makes them even stronger!! I mean, look at Cheetah:

Yes, Cheetah (Kimberly Brooks as well) was also in this movie! She already gives Wonder Woman a run for her money, but to be juiced up on serum that increases her strength, she was moving as fast as The Flash. No kidding. It’s Wonder Woman, though, and with thousands of years of training, she’s going to battle this one out!! This leads to her final battle, with the one and only Medusa.

Who was also juiced up on this serum!! Also, we all know if you look at Medusa (Cree Summers as well), you turn into stone. Wonder Woman did the unthinkable, and blinded herself, and went to war. This was one hell of a battle!!

I’m not going to spoil the whole movie for you guys! That wouldn’t be fair, or fun. Everyone should seriously give this movie a watch. It’s a reminder of why Wonder Woman is apart of the trinity that also includes Batman and Superman. She’s a beast and certainly a force to be reckoned with!!

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is available on digital platforms, and will be out on Blu-ray, October 22, 2019! Make sure to check out the movie, everyone! Full of great action!

Mixture of Dreams Part Sixteen (TV Edition)

It was the Emergence of a league, and justice was here. The Giant got into some trouble, and colorful superheroes appeared. Two men and a woman, saved The Giant from a giant fall! They had the look of Titans, with powers and all! The Giant took a tumble through town, and almost squashed a few people. Luckily, the superheroes appeared, before The Giant could make everyone go splat, like beetles.

One was dressed in all black, and looked like a creepy bat. The other two wore red, white and blue, with a golden lasso, to match. The Giant asked what their names were, being very intrigued. The man, with an “S” on his chest, said: “we’re the Justice League!” 💙 They smiled and flew off, and was soon out of sight. The Giant returned to his home, as it was now night.

He jumped into bed, and dreams overtook his head. Images of flying through clouds, without a worry to be said. Good night and sweet dreams, you wonderful Legendary Writers of Tomorrow! This Giant, is enjoying a state of joy, with a side of peace, combo.

Titans TV Show Review (Season Two)

This review contains spoilers!

Season Two is already underway, and it’s off to an awesome start! First things first, it’s about time that they fixed Starfire’s (the gorgeous Anna Diop) hair. She finally looks like the beautiful princess that she is. *Clap Clap* I just had to get that out of the way.

This season starts off where season one ended. Trigon(Seamus Dever) is still trying to break his daughter’s, Rachel/Raven’s(Teagan Croft), heart and start an apocalypse on Earth. If you haven’t watched season one, Trigon is a demon entity that can’t enter Enter, and start an apocalypse, unless his daughter brings him there. Once she brings him to Earth, the only way he can remain is unless he breaks her heart. Whelp, he’s definitely not getting any father of the year awards!

This leads to the Titans(Dick Grayson/Nightwing, Wonder Girl, Starfire, Robin/Jason Todd, Gar/Beast Boy, Hawk and Dove) coming together and preparing to kick some Demon God’s ass. This didn’t work out as they imagined, as Trigon quickly corrupted them all..

Of course he still doesn’t succeed, and ends up making his daughter even more powerful, just for her to use that power to stop him! It was a great magical battle, but Trigon should’ve known his daughter’s human side would prevail! It’s what makes us humans so great – we’re emotional and stubborn beings.

After the magical showdown, the Titans decide to split up, for now. Now, a little more happened than that, but I don’t want to spoil everything for you guys – I want you guys to check it out when you have time!

Dick Grayson(Brenton Thwaites) Rachel, Beastboy(Ryan Potter) and Robin(Curran Walters) decide to kick ass together, and they form their own Titans team.

Dick visits the one and only Batman(Iain Glen), who hooks Dick’s team up with some Batman wisdom. Which leads to the reopening of the Titan Tower.

Wonder Girl/Donna Troy(Conor Leslie) and Starfire decided to hit the road together, forming their own Titans dual, which is really cool! These two didn’t get along at first, so it’s cool to see them together. It’s also nice to finally see Donna Troy in something Teen Titans related! She has always been one of my favorite Titans, and I’ve always felt that she didn’t get the recognition she deserves. Now, she is!

Hank/Hawk(Alan Ritchson) and Dawn/Dove(Minka Kelly) decided to continue as the loving, badass, fighting couple. They’re so sweet together.

So, now we sort of have the Old Titans and the New Titans. This season is really good so far. I enjoyed both episodes released. The latest episode showed the introduction of the Wilson family.

Badass Deathstroke(Esai Morales)is going to be the main villain, and that’s his daughter, Ravager(Chelsea Zhang), trying to get the hell away from him – this leads her right in the path of Dick’s Titans. Now, they better be careful. Deathstroke is not someone they want to battle. We’ve all seen the cartoon, right? He kicks their ass in every variation. Though again, they now have Wonder Girl! Look, you guys, I’m a HUGE fan of the Wonder family – bare with me!

Great start to season two! They still haven’t introduced Superboy, Aqualad, Cyborg, and Jericho(Deathstroke’s son). That goes to show how amazing the show is, and how well written the characters are. They haven’t introduced everyone, and yet, you’re still on the edge of your seat every week. At this point it’s like eating cake. You can’t just take one bite!

Titans premieres on the DC streaming app DC Universe. You do have to pay a fee, which can be monthly or yearly, and it’s worth it. It’s DC’s version of Netflix or Hulu. Again, it’s so worth it! There’s so much material on the app that you’ll always find something to watch, or read, as it also has comics. You can’t get that from any of the other apps, and plus, DC is awesome! Just sayin’! Titans airs every Friday. S2/EP 3 was released today, so I’ll be watching after work. Check out Titans everyone. It’s action packed with great fight scenes!!