DOOM PATROL SEASON 3 SERIES REVIEW
Time to get weird again as we dive into the third season of HBO Max’s adaptation of DC Comics’ “Doom Patrol”. After having its second season cut short due to the pandemic, the new batch of episodes starts off with wrapping up what was left hanging last year before going into its new weird adventures, which this year include time travel and Sisterhood of Dada, both courtesy of new cast member Michelle Gomez as Madame Rouge. Our titular group of heroes (Jane, Rita Farr, Larry Trainor, Cliff Steele, and Vic “Cyborg” Stone) all continue to deal with their own deep-seated problems and find pathos in the most unusual ways. Here to run down how this season stacks with the previous two are Rose, Jordan, Neil, and Eliot. Will it save the day or turn into a universal reflection of its own angst as expressed through the large intestine of a purple flying donkey (or you know, something like that)?
CREATED BY: Jeremy Carver
STARRING: Diane Guerrero, April Bowlby, Matt Bomer, Matthew Zuk, Brendan Fraser, Riley Shanahan, Timothy Dalton, Joivan Wade, Skye Roberts, Michelle Gomez, Phil Morris, Bethany Anne Lind, Mark Sheppard, Charmin Lee, Jon Briddell, Skye Roberts, Abi Monterey, Karen Obilom, Lex Lang, Jonathan Lipow, Michael Harney, Walnette Marie Santiago, Stephen Murphy, Billy Boyd, Sebastian Croft, Ty Tennant, Madalyn Horcher, Rose Bianco, Ruth Connell, Erik Passoja, Micah Joe Parker, Wynn Everett, Miles Mussenden, Anita Kalathara, Gina Hiraizumi, Richard Grant, Nik Shriner
Rose Mattox (Screener Squad, Eye On The Prize)
Originally hailing from Austin then Houston, Rose has been an avid movie and TV fanatic pretty much since birth. She spends spending her days watching Star Trek reruns, 60’s spy fiction, and Audrey Hepburn movies with her beloved minion (see: dog Riley). She also occasionally dabbles in comedy, screenwriting, as well as graphic and interior design. Rose has been contributing to One of Us since 2019 as a member of the Screener Squad, as well as making regular appearances on Eye on the Prize during awards season. She can be found on Twitter at @nightattheopera.
Jordan Cobb (Screener Squad)
Born with a comic book in one hand, a camera in the other, and in front of the television as WrestleMania played out, Jordan Worth Cobb was thus birthed into this crazy world. A Digital Filmmaking major from the University of Central Arkansas, Jordan has done it all in film from directing, writing, editing, and producing in addition to skills involved in film and TV criticism, journalism, and years of podcasting experience. On any given day, her ADHD riddled brain bounces focus from film to pro wrestling to TV to superheroes to noir to video games to espionage and yes, even to sports. She played little league you know. For more of this eccentric nerd, you can follow her on Twitter here and read her original writings on Deepest Corners of My Notebook.
Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)
I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.
Eliot Nelson (Screener Squad, Staff Writer)
Soaked in the soggy rains of Seattle, Eliot developed a love of sci-fi, movies, cartoons, heavy metal, and all of geekdom. Pursuing his passion for the written word, he got his BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. He has since worked exclusively in the foodservice industry, like any liberal arts major worth their salt. Eliot wiles away the hours listening to movie reviews, writing his epic sci-fi novel, and consuming as much media as possible. His favorite movies include The Lord of the Rings, City of God, Dawn of the Dead, and Groundhog Day. When not rambling to himself about the ineptness of entertainment executives, Eliot posts infrequently on Twitter and squawks regularly on his podcast The Debasement Tapes.
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