Legendary: Season 1 (2020)


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: 21

91%

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User Ratings: 23

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Air date: May 27, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Legendary Season 1

All Critics (21) | 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…
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The show nails the mix of personal backstories and barn-burning performances, and the teams are insanely charismatic.

May 27, 2020 | Full Review…
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"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…

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…

That breakneck pace makes this glitter-packed competition series an engaging (if slightly overwhelming) watch, but it's unlikely to serve as an easily digestible introduction for anyone who's not already interested in voguing.

May 29, 2020 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Legendary: Season 1

  • 16h ago
    O...M...G!!! I need more.
  • 17h ago
    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.
  • May 29, 2020
    INCREDIBLE! One of the best shows on television. With the largest trans cast in the HISTORY of TV - this show is breaking barriers, breaking records and breaking down what it means to LIVE! With a cast of incredible humans and a panel of mesmerizing perspectives - Legendary is doing something more important than entertaining for an hour. This show is shining a light on stories + souls that have never had a voice and deserve our time, attention and respect. Ballroom was always here, but now is there time to be seen in the limelight! 10's across the boards, darling!!!
  • May 28, 2020
    I loved the way they showcased every house and backstory. I love the diversity. This show is a HIT.

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