DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
DC's Legends of Tomorrow

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Fancy effects, comic-book nostalgia, and an alluring cast help keep it afloat, but DC's Legends of Tomorrow suffers from an overloaded cast of characters that contribute to a distractingly crowded canvas.



Critic Ratings: 36


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Air date: Jan 21, 2016

A time-traveling rogue assembles a group of heroes and villains to prevent the world's destruction. In the opener, Time Master Rip Hunter puts together his diverse team to fight immortal villain Vandal Savage who is on the verge of destroying humanity in 2166.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2016

The team battles Vandal Savage, and Atom's suit falls off and lands in the wrong hands. Stein realizes the best way to retrieve it is by contacting his younger self. Meanwhile, Snart and Rory plan to steal a key element in defeating Savage; and Carter helps Kendra remember something vital.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2016

Rip decides to weaken Vandal Savage by going after his financial assets. Rip and Sara infiltrate Savage's bank, but are discovered by his men. -- (C) CW

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Air date: Feb 11, 2016

Nuclear scientists mysteriously disappear when Vandal Savage retreats behind the Iron Curtain in the early 1980s. The team follows Vandal's trail in an effort to find his next target, while Ray bonds with a beautiful Soviet scientist. Meanwhile, Stein pushes Jax to be better, which frustrates Jax and ultimately threatens the Firestorm matrix; and Rip asks Sara to train Kendra.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2016

Some of the Legends are captured and thrown into a Russian gulag during the height of the Cold War in 1986, so Snart leads the team in an elaborate escape plan to free their comrades. But Rip gives Sara a secret side mission that could prove fatal to the team.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2016

A malfunction sends the Waverider crashing into 2046 Star City and the heroes face a startling version of their own future where they never stop Savage and never return home. The city is in ruins and overrun by criminals, which thrills Rory. But Sara is despondent over the destruction of her home and stunned when she learns what happened to her old friend Oliver Queen.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2016

Rip tries to rescue a timeship stranded in space and uses the other ship's computer to track Savage. But the situation turns into a trap and the team ends up battling time pirates.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2016

The team tracks Savage to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s where a recent string of murders has occurred and they suspect Savage is involved. Stein and Sara go undercover at a psychiatric hospital where Savage is working as a doctor to find out his plan. Meanwhile, Ray and Kendra pose as a married couple to gain the neighborhood's trust, but an interracial couple in the 1950s isn't something that goes unnoticed.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2016

Ray, Sara and Kendra are shocked when they watch the Waverider fly off without them, leaving them stranded in the 1950s. After waiting months for their teammates to come back, the three realize they must move on with their lives. Ray and Kendra bond as a couple, but Sara decides to return to the League of Assassins and Ra's al Ghul.

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Air date: Apr 7, 2016

Rip tells the team they are headed to the future to take out a powerful ally that Savage needs to conquer the world. But when they learn the target is a 14 year-old boy who will one day become an evil dictator, the team is split about the morality of killing a child, even if it does save the world. Meanwhile, Sara talks Snart through a rough patch; and Ray learns something that could impact his future with Kendra.

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An action-adventure series that follows Rip Hunter, a time-travelling rogue who assembles a group of heroes and villains to prevent the world's destruction at the hands of Vandal Savage.

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Critic Reviews for DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

I found Legends, in which time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) unites various heroes to stop the future destruction of humanity, surprisingly engaging.

Jan 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 21, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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.

Jan 21, 2016 | Full Review…

Legends simply feels too loose, too campy. The perils here don't seem as perilous as much as comical - unintentionally so.

Jan 20, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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.

Jan 20, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

DC's small-screen super-hero team-up is some of the most fun you're going to have this season.

Jan 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

But once said conversations have been had, after the i's are dotted and t's crossed, the times ahead promise to be spread across the ages and a whole lotta fun.

Jul 25, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow," like its quirky ensemble of characters, shows great promise in living up to its grandiose title.

Dec 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 18, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Aug 24, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

By the final two episodes, and Legends Of Tomorrow finally seems to have found its feet. It may have taken a while to get there, but now there's the sense that it knows what it is and what it has the potential to be.

Aug 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1

  • Jan 06, 2021
    Probably one of the best seasons that doesn't deserve the hate!
  • Dec 10, 2020
    Just too cool dude radical
  • Oct 19, 2020
    This will not go down well with many legends viewers but i really liked season 1 and the serious tone to the show (reminded me a bit of arrow) but after season 1 it became a bit of a humor show and kinda lost me
  • Aug 09, 2020
    Maby not the best but its alright
  • Aug 03, 2020
    It spends far too much time with the Hawks but the series is a blast and the cast is great.
  • Jun 02, 2020
    This first season of Legend's of tomorrow was very good, with a first fantastic episode the series remained good for all episodes of this season, showing the team traveling back in time to stop the villain Vandal Savage.
  • May 27, 2020
    Started a bit rough as it was trying to figure out what it was supposed to be. Decided it wasn't "Arrow" - serious and gritty - and decided it wasn't "Flash" - nice and shiny. Found its direction by season's end. A bunch of disposable outcasts that writers can be free to put in harm's way - which means stories that could be about anything, anywhere, any time, and even any genre.
  • Apr 15, 2020
    Feel free to call it my guilty pleasure, but I love Legends. They don't try to be yet another generic superhero show, and instead, embrace the total goofiness and becoming one of the funniest things on TV.
  • Mar 29, 2020
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow's first season was average. Some characters just aren't interesting Hawkgirl and Ray are both terrible they're just so bland, boring and uninteresting and that stupid love triangle got really annoying. Thankfully Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell are genius here Leonard Snart and Mick Rory save this show and the performances of these two are so good it's actually worth watching. Overall a decent series but problems that need adressing.
  • Jan 25, 2020
    DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 packs lot's of heroism, humor, drama and above all else chemistry between it's leads that makes up for whatever issues it might hold in the end. (9/10)

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