Doom Patrol: Donkey Patrol
February 23, 2019 9:59 AM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Cyborg joins forces with the team.

So, here we have Rita, Cyborg and Larry pass through the donkey into some sort of alternate reality controlled entirely by Mr. Nobody. Meanwhile, Cliff and Jane have a talk, and Cliff watches some tapes of her backstory.

Den of Geek review.

EW recap.

I'm still not sure what to make of this, but I think I'm down for a season of it either way.
posted by mordax (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A satisfying conclusion to what clearly should have been a single two-hour episode. Rita is becoming my favorite, and my inner comic book purist is less annoyed by Cyborg showing up here than I was expecting, mainly on the strength of Joivan Wade's performance.

Mr. Nobody continues on awesome. Glad that Grant Morrison got his weirdly oblique credit at last.
posted by Ipsifendus at 11:08 AM on February 23, 2019 [3 favorites]

I'm liking the camerawork and colour palettes.

In the pilot (agreed Ipsifendus, this should've been a contiguous episode), I wasn't sure the narrator was Tudyk or not until the end scene. Ivan Fyodorovich pointed out the difference in his narration voice vs. his character voice. The difference is really noticeable, but I like the artistic choice to have a a different cadence for narration vs. in-character, kind of like the character is choosing to ham up his normal voice when narrating.

Is Cyborg supposed to be a jerk, or is it just a big-time/ small-time misunderstanding? I can see a lot of it is because of daddy issues, but he isn't completely blameless.

Larry coming out of the donkey dyed red was a cute gag.
posted by porpoise at 2:02 PM on February 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

I have the opposite reaction that you do, Ipsifendus, I wasn't impressed by the idea of Cyborg joining this team, but I thought maybe I was wrong and that it could work. So far, I don't like the way the character is being presented or the way the actor is portraying him. It could be that he's younger and more inexperienced than the rest, or that he hasn't had as much chance to inhabit the role as the other actors have, but at this point, he seems like the weakest acting link.
posted by sardonyx at 7:49 PM on February 23, 2019 [1 favorite]

Quick question: This is only available on DC's tv network, which requires a subscription, right?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 8:09 PM on February 24, 2019

Sadly, that's right.
posted by sardonyx at 11:12 AM on February 25, 2019

I don't know about anybody else, but I've got no idea what network or streaming service new shows are on. How difficult would it be to convince the FanFare Powers That Be to start putting that info in the "Show Info:" block at the top of the right-hand sidebar?
posted by Nerd of the North at 6:11 PM on February 25, 2019 [2 favorites]

I've been watching it the same way I watched Titans, through... less than legal means. I know we can't give out those links on MetaFilter in general though.
posted by numaner at 2:40 PM on March 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

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