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The Legends’ trip to Victorian London sets up this season’s Big Bad

After a series of standalone episodes sending the heroes through time to take care of anachronisms, DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow starts to delve deeper into this season’s overarching storyline with “Return Of The Mack,” which features the resurrection of an old foe as the show prepares to introduce its new Big Bad. Mallus…

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery in Legends’ superhero riff on E.T.

Ray Palmer is a beam of sunshine on DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, a perpetually positive presence who always hopes for the best and genuinely thinks it’s possible. He preaches the benefits of a hopeful attitude, and he wants the people around him to feel that same spirit. Sure, it makes him look like a goober a lot of the…

Legends Of Tomorrow comes back strong with screw ups galore

“Sometimes we screw things up for the better.” It’s the new catchphrase for DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, and it taps into one of the things that makes this show so delightful. Despite the team members calling themselves “Legends,” they’re really a bunch of superhero fuck-ups that occasionally save the world when they’re…

Legends Of Tomorrow needs Tolkien’s help to save all of reality (and fails)

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow has really hit its stride in the back half of its second season, and frankly I’m surprised by just how much I’ve enjoyed the last two episodes. For a long time I wouldn’t consider Legends an especially high-quality TV series even if I liked what it was doing, but since it’s come back from…

Legends Of Tomorrow shoots for the moon with one of its best episodes

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow often feels like it’s squandering its full potential as a show about time travel, but “Moonshot” shows how effective the series can be when it finds a way to tie its central conceit to meaningful character development and genuinely tense plotting. This week’s episode sends the team to 1970 to…

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Despite ongoing flaws, Legends Of Tomorrow offers a fun trip to Camelot

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is The CW’s silliest superhero show. Sure, Supergirl had a 5th dimensional magical imp in this week’s episode and tonight’s The Flash features a city of intelligent gorillas, but these series aren’t as consistently and gleefully immature as Legends. “Camelot/3000” plays like the fan-fiction of…

The Legion of Doom takes the lead on another satisfying Legends Of Tomorrow

At the end of my review of last week’s DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow, I wrote about how the Legion of Doom needs some sort of firm motivation if it’s going to make a compelling Big Bad for this season. That’s exactly what the show delivers tonight with an episode appropriately titled “The Legion Of Doom,” exploring why…

George Lucas helps Legends Of Tomorrow achieve a big boost in quality

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow is at its best when it doesn’t take itself too seriously, and “Raiders Of The Lost Art” is far and away the show’s silliest episode yet. There are some major developments involving the Spear of Destiny and the Legion of Doom, but the real delight of this episode is a plot that has the Legends…