DC’s strangest group of heroes are back again to save the world – that is if they can find a way to grow up…both figuratively and literally. Following the defeat of Mr. Nobody, the DOOM PATROL now find themselves mini-sized and stranded on Cliff’s toy race car track. Here they begin to deal with their feelings of betrayal with Niles Caulder aka The Chief, while confronting their own personal baggage.
The first season of Doom Patrol was more of an origin story for everyone and the team itself, though there was still a foe to overcome. But this season focuses mainly on Nile’s daughter Dorothy, a girl who has been forced to stay young – in order to keep a monstrous evil at bay. Though the season is only 9 episodes, there is a lot of complex stories interwoven in this fantastic new installment. Full of humor, interpersonal drama, intense suspense – this sophomore season doesn’t disappoint. We get a deeper look at Jane’s past, Larry’s family, and Cyborg finds love. But this is the Doom Patrol, so no one seems to have happiness that lasts very long. Dorothy is a wonderfully complex girl. She emotes such sweet innocence, so it’s easy to feel for her. But soon the creepiness factor comes along. I enjoyed this season almost as much as the first. This season gets a bit darker than before, and even more heart-wrenching. And the climactic ending leaves off in a major cliffhanger that made me impatient for the next season!