DC-Ember #97: Legends Of Tomorrow


Now it’s time to take a look at how DC has ventured into television over the last year with the first new series since the last one, Legends Of Tomorrow:

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, or simply Legends of Tomorrow, is an American superhero action-adventure television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Phil Klemmer, who are also executive producers along with Sarah Schechter and Chris Fedak; Klemmer serves as showrunner. The series, based on the characters of DC Comics, airs on The CW and premiered on January 21, 2016. The show is a spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. On March 11, 2016, The CW renewed the series for a second season, which debuted on October 13, 2016.

When Vandal Savage murders his family, Time Master Rip Hunter goes rogue. Intending to stop him, he recruits a team consisting of Ray Palmer/The Atom, Sara Lance/White Canary, Martin Stein and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, who together become the hero Firestorm, Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Carter Hall/Hawkman, Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, and Mick Rory/Heat Wave. They discover that the Time Masters are backing Savage in his domination of the world in 2166 to facilitate a successful repulsion of a Thanagarian invasion. Due to Snart’s sacrifice, the Time Masters are destroyed. Savage attempts to rewrite history with a temporal explosion, but is killed by the team when he is rendered mortal by the same meteor he used for his scheme. With Savage dead, Kendra and Carter leave the team.

Following the demise of the Time Masters, Rip decides to take their place guarding history with Ray, Sara, Stein, Jax and Mick. However, they are warned by Rex Tyler/Hourman that they will die in 1942 New York City. They ignore the warning, landing Mick in stasis and themselves scattered through time. Historian Nate Heywood, aided by Oliver Queen, finds Mick and rescues the team; however, Rip’s fate is left unknown. During their mission to protect the timeline, the team meets the Justice Society of America, led by Hourman. When Tyler is murdered by Eobard Thawne/Reverse-Flash, Amaya Jiwe/Vixen joins the Legends to find Tyler’s killer. However, Reverse-Flash is gaining allies throughout time, including Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn and Snart.

Since this same team has now entered well into the production of both Arrow & The Flash, you would think that Legends Of Tomorrow would be strong right out of the gate, and you’d be right.

I’ll be honest, the first couple of trailers for Legends weren’t particular that strong or enjoyable but those trailers don’t do this show justice at all.

I gotta say, of all the Arrowverse shows, this has the strongest pilot episode of all the shows, the writing was really good, the characters were well acted, the acting was really good, the action sequences were great, they did a good job setting up this storyline and keeping you invested and pumped for what their adventures are going to be like going forward.

As the series goes on, the stories do get more enticing and more epic, the characters are more developed, the acting is very good, the action is very good, the overall series just gets better and better as the series has gone on into its’ second season, there’s definitely a lot to appreciate about this series and it is well worth the watch. You love Arrow or The Flash, you’ll definitely find yourself enjoying Legends Of Tomorrow as well.

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