Ultimate '10s superhero show: ‘Doom Patrol’ or ‘The Umbrella Academy’? | The Tylt
Ultimate '10s superhero show: ‘Doom Patrol’ or ‘The Umbrella Academy’?
In the first round, it's DC Universe's "Doom Patrol," which follows a misfit band of weirdo heroes versus Netflix's "The Umbrella Academy," which chronicles the lives of a dysfunctional, adopted family of damaged heroes. Don't forget to click on the bracket below and cast your vote for your other superhero show matchups!
"Doom Patrol" may have other hero shows beat in campiness, and it's arguably the ultimate hero show for breaking the fourth wall. The comedic action-adventure superhero series follows a band of misfits turned bizarre heroes—consisting of the lineup of Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Crazy Jane, Negative Man and Cyborg. In season one, which premiered in early 2019, the weirdo heroes must save the Chief and world from the supervillain Mr. Nobody. The campy series holds a fresh rating of 95 percent and an audience score of 90 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication).
"Doom Patrol" isn't the only strange hero superhero team series on the block. "The Umbrella Academy" follows a dysfunctional family of heroes who were adopted shortly after birth—all born on the same day—by the cold and eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves. Hargreeves trained the superpowered kids to become heroes, but not without giving each kid their own version of daddy issues, damage and baggage well into their adulthoods. Oh, and of course, the broken superpowered family must reunite to save the world and stop an apocalypse. You'll never guess who causes the end of days! "The Umbrella Academy" holds a fresh rating of 77 percent and an audience score of 86 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication).
Watch a clip of the each character's powers below.