Favorite new superhero team show: 'The Umbrella Academy' or 'Doom Patrol'? | The Tylt
Geeks are rejoicing! The highly anticipated freshman seasons of "The Umbrella Academy" and "Doom Patrol" are out for streaming pleasure. "The Umbrella Academy" follows a family of disbanded superheroes who reunite after their father and mentor dies, with the whole world in peril. "Doom Patrol" is the anticipated spin-off to "Titans," following a mad scientist's team of weirdo super-powered misfits. Which series are you most excited to watch?
Favorite new superhero team show: 'The Umbrella Academy' or 'Doom Patrol'?
Below is the synopsis of "The Umbrella Academy," per Rotten Tomatoes.
On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeve's passing.
Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
"The Umbrella Academy" holds a fresh rating of 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication), and religious Netflix original followers will mostly eat up this new comic book adaptation. Watch the trailer below, and let us know if this series has you excited to binge.
Below is the synopsis of "Doom Patrol," per Rotten Tomatoes.
A re-imagining of one of DC's most beloved group of outcast Super Heroes: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Crazy Jane, led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The Doom Patrol's members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities--but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence--and to protect Earth from what they find.
Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of super-powered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them. Picking up after the events of Titans, Doom Patrol will find these reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.
"Doom Patrol" holds a fresh rating of 93 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (at the time of publication). DC fans have been anticipating the DC Universe spin-off to "Titans."
Like "Titans," the service will stream a new episode every Friday, which we're sure will leave thirsty fans in suspense each week. Check out the trailer below and tell us if you love the new superhero show about outcasts.