I was visiting a friend this last weekend. He is big into superhero movies, but not necessarily the comic book genre, essentially if its not playing on a big screen in theaters, he’s never heard of it.
I suggested we watch an episode of Doom Patrol, told him how great it was and how it was just bizarre, but ridiculously enjoyable. He was interested, but when I pulled up the 4 minute trailer (Doom Patrol | Extended Trailer) and it didn’t hook him. We ended watching a Sabres hockey game, never a bad thing, but it left me thinking the trailer wasn’t a great introduction to the series.
Certainly wasn’t enough to convince him to want to watch an episode. I also thought back and wondered if even the Pilot would have been enough to convince him to spend time watching the series, although I think if you get someone to watch through the second episode “Donkey Patrol” I think you would have them hooked.
So, how would explain Doom Patrol to someone who has no clue about them (or comic books in general outside of blockbuster movies), and what clips would you show them to hook them on the series?