5 reasons to watch Doom Patrol (and none of them are because of Mark Sheppard)

Doom Patrol — Ep. 102B — “Donkey Patrol” — Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mark Sheppard is a few episodes of Doom Patrol. As much as he is definitely a reason to watch the DC Universe Original as a Supernatural fan, he’s not the only one. Here are five other reasons the SPN Family will love it.

Supernatural fans will adore Doom Patrol. We all know that Mark Sheppard is now guest starring in the series. As while he’s certainly a reason to watch, he’s not the only one. The SPN Family will love this show in its own right.

Whether it’s story, characters, or the visual effects that you want to see, this DC Universe Original has it all. However, I will state that this is NOT for children! So, as long as you’re ready for slightly more mature superhero content, here are five reasons to watch Doom Patrol.

5. There are other SPN Family members involved

Mark Sheppard isn’t the only member of the SPN Family involved in the series. One of the big reasons this show immediately came up on my list of shows to be interested in was because of the showrunner: Jeremy Carver.

Recognize the name? As a fan of Supernatural you should. He was the showrunner for the Winchester-led series between Seasons 8 and 11 — although he is still listed as an executive producer for the series according to IMDb. Carver was actually involved in the show long before he became showrunner, writing “Sin City” as his first episode.

Carver wrote the pilot episode of Doom Patrol (although there was technically a backdoor pilot during Titans) and has been running the show since. If you loved Seasons 8-11, then you’ll want to check out his storytelling for this series.

Doom Patrol — Ep. 101 — “Pilot” / Photo by Bob Mahoney / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

4. It’s full of quirky characters

One thing we love about Supernatural is the quirkiness of the characters. They are their own people and unapologetically so. Each character is distinct. And yes, there’s part of Eric Kripke’s mind, but Carver was one to be able to continue it (along with Sera Gamble, Robert Singer, and more).

So, if you want more quirky characters, Doom Patrol is the place to turn. They all have something you’ll love. Each one is unique and will draw you in. And while there are more than just two brothers on the road, you don’t feel like the show is overcrowded.

3. Each character has good development

One of the downsides of Supernatural has been the development for some of the characters. It can seem like some backtrack for long periods of time and others can just stagnate. Then as characters get a chance, they’re killed off.

Well, that’s not what’s happening with Doom Patrol. If you want to see characters get some good development, then this is a show you want to check out. Every single one of the main characters is fleshed out over the course of (so far) six episodes. This is despite there being more main characters than Supernatural.

Doom Patrol — Ep. 102 — “Donkey Patrol” — Photo Credit: Bob Mahoney / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

2. The cast is diverse

Fed up of the straight white man issue in a number of shows? Not a problem when it comes to Doom Patrol. Based on the DC comics, the show is full of diverse characters. Men, women, people of color, different sexualities, there is something for all within this small show — Titans is just the same, by the way!

This also focuses on disabilities as well as abilities. There are mental health issues, as each of the characters have been “broken” in some way and needed to be “fixed.” You’ll understand the reason for the quote marks when you watch the series.

One thing is for certain, there are plenty of lessons to learn through different and unique characters. You won’t be disappointed.

1. The writing is on point and funny

While it may be a more mature DC series, it’s still got the humor. You just have to look at the promos to see just how funny this is. And then there are the serious moments, the magical and heroic storylines, and the threat to the Earth.

This is a show with writing that is on-point and brilliant. Storylines have been fully fleshed out, characters have their own voice, and the episodes will have you on the edges of your seat.

It is an adaptation of the comics. If you love to see exactly what happens in comics happen on the screen then you may be disappointed. But then there have been so many iterations and storylines of the comics that this should be treated as another iteration — it’s good enough to stand on its own and you don’t need to know the comics to understand.

What are you watching right now other than Supernatural? Are you checking out Doom Patrol? What do you think of the DC Universe Original? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Doom Patrol is currently available on DC Universe.