DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 Reviews

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Like the "legends" themselves, it's got plenty of potential, but ultimately it may leave us wishing its harmful and outdated depictions of consent had been jettisoned in the past, where they belong.
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 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 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-
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
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 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 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 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
As someone who feels screens are oversaturated with such fare, it takes more than flashy effects to win me over.
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 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.