*Spoilers Contained Within*
When I first covered the release of the character posters for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, it was a challenge because I had not watched The Flash or Arrow before and did not know any of the characters other than Hawkman and Hawkgirl. As I wrote the article and researched the characters, I could not help but take a liking to them. As news of Jewel Staite guest starring and Jonah Hex appearing broke, I knew I had to watch the show. Well, I watched the show and I was not disappointed.
The show opens in London 2166 where Vandal Savage (Caspar Crump), an immortal villain dating back thousands of years, has destroyed it as part of his path of destruction and world domination. He kills a woman and child who speak out against him. It turns out the woman and child were the wife and son of time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). Hunter recruits the Legends, telling them he is on a mission to make Savage pay for what he did. He travels to various cities recruiting Dr. Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh), Dr. Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm (Franz Drameh), Sara Lance/White Canary (Caity Lotz), Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) and Carter Hall/Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and the villainous duo of Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Mick Rory/Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell). Along the way, they meet Dr. Aldus Boardman (Peter Francis James) who recognizes Hawkman and Hawkgirl from Egyptian mythology and lore.
The show had me hooked right from the start and kept me hooked when they showed Stephen Amell doing a cameo as Arrow to set up The Atom’s introduction. Katie Cassidy made an appearance as Laurel Lance, setting up the introduction to White Canary. The best part was how the characters react to being transported back to 1975. It was humorous and helped enhance their personalities. Canary, Cold and Heat Wave decide to sneak off the ship and get a few beers at a bar. When Canary starts dancing she is approached by a man who doesn’t take no for an answer, the fun starts as she and the guys fight off a whole bar of guys to the tune of Love Will Keep Us Together. The Legends of Tomorrow premiere gave us the right balance of action, drama, emotion and laughter which for me is enough to keep watching.
I knew this show was going to be a hit just by following the news surrounding it. The creators have made the show easy to follow even without watching The Flash and Arrow just by introducing each character one by one in their original settings. DC and the CW have yet another hit show to add to their line up and one that looks like it will be around for a long time. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is so good, I can’t even pick a favorite character because they are all likable in their own ways. I give this show FIVE VERY BIG STARS and will surely be tuning in next week for the next episode. We at What’cha Reading would like to hear what your thoughts were on the show. What was your favorite scene? What character(s) do you like? Do you think the show will be a hit over time?
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DC’s legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8pm on The CW. Check your local listings.