Legendary: Season 1 (2020)

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Season 1
Legendary

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With host Dashaun Wesley's charms, talented houses, and seemingly endless joy, Legendary is a ballroom extravaganza for die-hards and newcomers alike.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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User Ratings: 57

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Air date: May 27, 2020

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Cast & Crew

Megan Thee Stallion
Dominique Jackson
David Collins
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Rob Eric
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Michael Williams
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Jane Mun
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Josh Greenberg
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Critic Reviews for Legendary Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8)

It all comes together in a mind-boggling fantasia of ingenuity and beautiful queer culture.

Jun 2, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The show nails the mix of personal backstories and barn-burning performances, and the teams are insanely charismatic.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…

"Legendary" feels like a celebration, just by existing.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Not even Wesley's talents can turn these muddled proceedings into an event.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

This is history in the making. A major streaming service offered up an honest look at a long-overlooked sub-culture, and it looks so fierce!

Jan 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Legendary is a profoundly fun show, and despite all the drama and eliminations, it's still great to see Black and Latinx entertainers win prizes and succeed on a national stage.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Individual backstories, shared from an empty industrial space before the camera cuts to performers on the dimly lit dance floor, come across as perfunctory, lacking the depth that makes you want to root for someone you get to know on TV.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

When Legendary gets into the competition gig, it slays. The performances in the first episode are, well, legendary.

Jul 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Though the producers clearly try to set it up as a dance competition, this show is far from it. A combination of fashion and death-defying stunts, Legendary serves us a product that feels unlike any other project on television.

Jul 7, 2020 | Full Review…

There's a wealth of talent being showcased here, some vital LGBTQ, specifically trans women of colour, representation and potential for improvement in the show's format.

Jun 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Legendary is an attempt to dethrone RuPaul's Drag Race and court the queer reality-competition market that has been dominated by one show and its pretenders for much too long.

Jun 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fierce dance competition has profanity, positive messages.

Jun 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Legendary: Season 1

  • 6d ago
    This show makes me so happy on so many levels. I love seeing the ballroom scene in action - queer/POC being beautiful, creative, and strong in face of adversity. It's so extraordinary and such a privilege to watch this community. The judges are a dream team: Law Roach - THE fashion icon who's always looking good and ALWAYS cracking me up. Jameela Jamil - She might legit be the most beautiful woman on the planet, I mean my god. She's also hella funny and has the biggest heart on the show. Megan Thee Stalion - She is the baddest mothafuckn bitch on the planet, OK?! I really can't think of anyone cooler than her. Leiomy - MOTHER! She is legendary herself and all her feedback and scores for the houses are always on point. Host is the best: Deshaun West who is dreamy and fabulous. I also should add that the cinematography and music is the best out of any reality tv show I've ever seen! OMG. HBO: well job. Bring on more POC/queer representation please.
  • Aug 16, 2020
    I literally live for this show.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    Fantastic! This is what Ballroom looks like when the participants have money, designers, and professional choreographers. For years I have binged youTube videos of Ballroom performances. This is next level.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    Best tv competition on television right now! It's not even close!
  • Jul 10, 2020
    O...M...G!!! I need more.
  • Jul 10, 2020
    What a glorious celebration of dance, vogue, costumes and so much more. A true experience for the eyes and the soul, one cannot watch legendary and not feel at least a tingle of pride in our LGBTQ culture
  • Jun 17, 2020
    One of best tv show 2020. After old Rupaul formula and same scenery ,this is new and really better
  • Jun 11, 2020
    I think this show was needed. Ballroom is here !
  • Jun 03, 2020
    This show is amazing
  • Jun 03, 2020
    Loving it. It feels generally authentic yet accessible. I enjoyed Episode 2 better than 1, especially the judging. Looking forward to the rest of the season.

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