DC's Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1 Reviews

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
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
There are other moments where you recognize you're watching something that wants to be a cross between Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy. Even if it never gets close to fulfilling that destiny, I'm sticking around to watch it try.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2016
Maybe they'll be legends at the end of it all, but an even greater victory is finally being satisfied with who they are, legends or not.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 22, 2016
I found Legends, in which time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) unites various heroes to stop the future destruction of humanity, surprisingly engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
DC's Legends of Tomorrow wears its intentions, like its future tech, on its sleeve - you're either in for the ride or you're not, no character deconstruction or cinematic analysis required.
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
With luck, the show will settle into a more sustainable norm. If it wants to keep having fun, it had better.
January 21, 2016
Legends of Tomorrow's action sequences are eye-popping, taking all that the Arrow and Flash creators have learned about stunts and special effects and fitting them into complexly choreographed fights, resembling the splash pages of comics fans' dreams.
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
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 19, 2016
DC's small-screen super-hero team-up is some of the most fun you're going to have this season.
January 19, 2016
The resulting hour is certainly impressive from a visual standpoint, with bountiful dollops of action. Yet based on the mix of personalities, this colorful series will have to improve significantly to achieve even near-legendary status.
January 14, 2016
The charming cast and some poignant, surprising turns hooked me.
Full Review | Original Score: B