Doom Patrol: The Complete Second Season

I’ve had the opportunity to briefly overlook the blu-ray for season 2 of Doom Patrol and I’m here to let you know if it’s worth checking out.

I’ve never seen Doom Patrol before now, so I had to do some research to learn about these characters to better understand the show properly. As I understand it, the titular Doom Patrol is made up of superpowers “misfits” who gained their powers through trauma that alienate them from the real world in some way. In other words, this isn’t a traditional superhero story like Supergirl, Batman or even Stargirl or Batwoman.

The second season of Doom Patrol, then, continues the story of Jane, Rita Farr, Larry Trainor, Cliff Steele, the Chief and Cyborg. Unlike the first season, which had 15 episodes, the second season is almost half as long, consisting of nine episodes. Though the shortened season hasn’t stopped the positive reception, as fans have liked it just as much as season one. In this season, the Doom Patrol comes up against the mysterious Candlemaker who is after Dorothy for reasons unknown. The mystery of the Candlemaker endures for most of the season.

This show reminded me of Stargirl, in that it’s a superhero show but not focused on the superheroes everyone is used to seeing. For that reason alone, I can recommend checking the second season of Doom Patrol out, because it’ll give you the chance to experience a new group of superheroes instead of seeing the umpteenth iteration of the Justice League. That being said, this blu-ray set appears to be light on special features as there are only two featurettes: Doom Patrol: The Magic of Makeup and Doom Patrol Season 2: Come Visit Georgia PSA.

If you enjoyed the first season of Doom Patrol, then you will like this blu-ray release of season 2.