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DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 Reviews

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August 24, 2018
If we can just get some sharper writing, a better villain, and someone to fill the hole left by Snart's tragic departure, Legends might just level up.
January 18, 2017
Like the "legends" themselves, it's got plenty of potential, but ultimately it may leave us wishing its harmful and outdated depictions of consent had been jettisoned in the past, where they belong.
January 21, 2016
Of course, it's supposed to be like a comic book, but the clumsy dialogue and stiff acting can be a bit much to get past.
January 21, 2016
The prospect of jumping from era to era to stop Savage holds promise, but there isn't enough interplay between the characters to add any dimension to the early episodes. If only they could go back in time two hours and make a different show.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 24, 2016
Legends of Tomorrow certainly did have a lot of potential, but with so many problems in its foundation, it comes as no surprise that the show isn't able to maintain interest even for its short 16-episode premiere season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 29, 2016
At this early stage, Legends of Tomorrow feels more like Agents of SHIELD at its outset: a way to extend the brand by any means necessary, and worry about what the show actually is later.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 11, 2016
DC's Legends of Tomorrow is an overstuffed paint-by-numbers affair that will test the number of comic book series one network can viably sustain.
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January 20, 2016
Legends simply feels too loose, too campy. The perils here don't seem as perilous as much as comical - unintentionally so.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 21, 2016
After the first two episodes, I'm not convinced the crusade against Savage is enough to keep Legends from feeling like a waste of temporal effort.
January 20, 2016
While some of the action is impressive, it's in service of such silly, borderline nonsensical storytelling that even hardcore geeks might find it a bit much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 22, 2016
The hope is that it will be a show ultimately defined by fun moments and action rather than its muchness. But for its pilot, the muchness weighs heavy.
January 20, 2016
Unlike The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl, there arguably are too many characters to service here. Add a lot of attendant gobbledygook and mostly shopworn banter.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 19, 2016
The more crowded the field becomes, the more incumbent it is on series creators to do their best work. Legends of Tomorrow doesn't qualify.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 20, 2016
Despite springing from those two platforms, Legends of Tomorrow can't make its characters jell, can't clarify its narrative mission and can't get out of its own way and stop talking.
January 19, 2016
As someone who feels screens are oversaturated with such fare, it takes more than flashy effects to win me over.
July 26, 2018
These guys aren't legends yet, but if they play their cards right they just might get there one day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 11, 2016
While the show clearly has its flaws... there is more than enough to enjoy here, and we look forward to seeing what happens next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 15, 2016
There's relatively little blood, and the ethical thrust of the series -- a team of unlikely heroes save the earth from a murderous dictator -- is a positive thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 28, 2016
It does a nice job setting the stage for what looks to be one of the most fun and eye-popping shows on TV this spring.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 19, 2016
Fast-paced and frenetic - occasionally to a fault - Legends of Tomorrow's first claim to fame isn't the impressive visuals or logically sound time travel, but an endearing swath of emotion amidst the bombast that damn near approaches poignancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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