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Posted by mrmonster (15568 posts) 3 months, 7 days ago

Poll: Which show are you more excited for: Doom Patrol or Umbrella Academy? (43 votes)

Doom Patrol 67%
Umbrella Academy 23%
Results 9%

Both shows premiere tomorrow. Which are you more excited for and why?

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#1 Posted by mrmonster (15568 posts) - - Show Bio

For me, it's Doom Patrol.

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#2 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom Patrol, but Academy will be easier to watch.

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#3 Posted by shroudofsorrow (6001 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest, I'm not really that interested in either, but I care a little about Doom Patrol whereas I have zero interest in Umbrella Academy.

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#4 Posted by godzilla44 (7455 posts) - - Show Bio

One has Brendan Fraser in it and the other one doesn't

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#5 Posted by mrmonster (15568 posts) - - Show Bio

Having seen the pilots of both, I definitely say Doom Patrol is better.

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#6 Posted by Heatforce (6268 posts) - - Show Bio

Going by the piolts both are really good. Imo Doom Patrol had a bit more feels, which was nice.

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#7 Posted by EICHHOLTZ (574 posts) - - Show Bio

real brave of Ellen page to go after Chris Pratt for being christian... curious why she hasn't gone after any Islamic actors for their beliefs and how they treat the LGBTQ? community.

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#8 Edited by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom Patrol is far superior as far as pilots were concerned. But since no one has DC Universe, no one even knows it exists.

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#9 Posted by Michaelbn (2407 posts) - - Show Bio

To be honest, I'm not really that interested in either, but I care a little about Doom Patrol whereas I have zero interest in Umbrella Academy.

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#10 Posted by MICKEY-MOUSE (36840 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman: So True. DC Universe Such a stupid idea. WB you’ve already got this platform called HBO...why are you trying to push another streaming service?

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#11 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

@mickey-mouse: And to make it worse, WB is making their OWN streaming site this year. If they were smart, they'd merge DCU into it.

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#12 Posted by tensor (8503 posts) - - Show Bio

Having seen the pilots of both, I definitely say Doom Patrol is better.

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#13 Posted by Mister_Surreal (10999 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the Umbrella Academy?

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#14 Posted by mrmonster (15568 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the Umbrella Academy?

In short, it's a Netflix show based on a Dark Horse Comics series about a family of superpowered adopted siblings who are told by their time-travelling brother that the world is ending in 8 days, but none of them know why or how to stop it. I'd highly recommend it, I'm 4 episodes in thus far and I really enjoy it.

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#16 Edited by Super_ninja (3598 posts) - - Show Bio

DP.

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#17 Posted by TJD2814 (510 posts) - - Show Bio

Been holding off on anything to do with doom patrol but umbrella academy is pretty great so far

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#18 Posted by deactivated-5cb3fdda884d4 (141 posts) - - Show Bio

I like both from what I've seen so far. Brandon Frazier is nice surprise as Robot Man.

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#19 Edited by MegaCityOne (214 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom Patrol is better I think, will watch both soon

old Dude in Wheelchair was in a ton of movies and shows, Timothy Dalton was in Penny Dreadful, Chuck, played Bond, was in Flash Gordon, Hot Fuzz

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#20 Posted by Gotoucanario (2986 posts) - - Show Bio

Umbrella is unique but the show was kinda meh. It's not written well enough for a deconstruction of the genre.

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#21 Posted by mrmonster (15568 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I loved Umbrella Academy, it's not even close to Doom Patrol. And I'm saying that after watching just 2 episodes of Doom Patrol vs the entire first season of Umbrella Academy.

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#22 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

After finishing Umbrella Academy, I can safely say Doom Patrol is vastly superior.

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#23 Posted by Ghostodoofus2 (899 posts) - - Show Bio

@godzilla44: Hell yes! Glad to see Brendan getting work again, thank DC.

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#24 Posted by godzilla44 (7455 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah I really liked Umbrella Academy one of my favorite Netflix MCU shows, but Doom Patrol only after 3 episodes might be my favorite comic book show ever.

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#25 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

@godzilla44: you're joking about the MCU thing, right? XD

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#26 Posted by godzilla44 (7455 posts) - - Show Bio

@godzilla44: you're joking about the MCU thing, right? XD

Ehhh not really I think DD S1 & 3 and JJ S1 are better but that's it.

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#27 Posted by the_stegman (40235 posts) - - Show Bio

@godzilla44: It's not apart of the MCU. it's actually based on a Dark Horse comic.

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#28 Posted by beatboks1 (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

I've got umbrella academy down on my netflix watchlist for soon. Let you know when Ive watched a few episodes. Honestly though considering just how much I'm loving DP its got an uphill battle to be more impressive

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#29 Posted by deactivated-5c9465e8847d0 (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Man...I really, really need to watch Doom Patrol. :/

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#31 Posted by Doofasa (2173 posts) - - Show Bio

@gotoucanario: @the_stegman: Yeah I found Umbrella Academy to be really underwhelming. Several characters were so poorly done that they were cringe-worthy, particularly Luthor and Diego. The plot was also predictable as hell. Number 5 was well done though.

What streaming service is Doom Patrol on? I couldn't find any info about it relevant to Australia.

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#32 Posted by beatboks1 (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

@doofasa: its on DCU, DC's own streaming service. The same one that gave us Titans before they released it to Netflix for outside the US. DCU atm is only available in America. Only way I can get it is by using an American proxy/VPN

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#33 Edited by beatboks1 (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

@alphaelli: you do you really do

by episode 2 they were up to where the Defenders got to in about episode 6

we're already introduced to and gotten quite a bit of backstory of most of the characters (still getting more fleshed out in issue 3 though) and they were in to Battle (gatting their buts kicked and saving themselves by pure luck that is)

it's a great mix of quirky comedy and badassery in a story that doesnt take itself seriously at all.

"Are we seriously the best people to be hunting down a super villain" (elasigirl)

"Hell No" Cyborg

While hiding the bus keys from Vic Robotman ribs him saying some leader I bet Aquaman doesnt loose the keys

In three episodes so far we've gotten more depth of the four characters (IMHO) than in how many seasons of CW Arrow/Flash and SG combined.

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#34 Posted by deactivated-5c9465e8847d0 (245 posts) - - Show Bio

@beatboks1: Yeah, almost everywhere I look, people only speak highly of the series(Some even saying it's the best superhero show so far). After reading some posts in this thread, it pretty much confirms to me that I need to watch as well.

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#35 Posted by beatboks1 (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

@beatboks1: Yeah, almost everywhere I look, people only speak highly of the series(Some even saying it's the best superhero show so far). After reading some posts in this thread, it pretty much confirms to me that I need to watch as well.

The Underlined is my Opinion as well so far

If DCU continues at this quality I cant wait for Swamp Thing, Stargirl and Harlequin.

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#36 Posted by Super_ninja (3598 posts) - - Show Bio

i couldn't get in to Umbrella Academy

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#37 Posted by beatboks1 (10053 posts) - - Show Bio

Im half way thru ep 3 of umbrella academy. I like it but much prefer DP.

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#38 Posted by Doom_Phd (1567 posts) - - Show Bio

Doom Patrol and it’s not even close to be honest