Of all the television shows that feature the DC Universe’s characters, Legends of Tomorrow is one of those programs that are viewed to be not on the same level as its counterparts. However, giving the entire series a serious viewing will show that not only is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow massively underrated, it also possibly is the best and the most fun show in the comic book company’s TV universe. Here are a few reasons why:
The Characters are Awesomely Obscure
Get ready for a new group of superheroes — and villains!
While comic book fans totally know the characters of the show, the mainstream audience have very minimal exposure to the mostly B-level to C-level characters that the show features. This allows for a fresher superhero series, as there are less preconceived notions to deal with. For example, Green Arrow has a lot of very loyal fans out there, and they have formed several expectations as to what should the character Oliver Queen be like and what he does. The puts the creators of the TV show Arrow in a difficult position with regards to staying fresh while still remaining loyal to the source material. A show like Legends of Tomorrow, featuring guys like Rip Hunter and Mick Rory and others, does not have that problems. These relative unknowns hit the TV screens and made their presence known and felt.
(Left to Right: Captain Cold, Rip Hunter and Atom)
The Legends represents the entire universe
White Canary, The Atom, Captain Cold With The Flash
By universe, we are, of course, pertaining to the universe established in the television shows that feature DC’s heroes. With White Canary and The Atom originally appearing in Arrow, Captain Cold, Firestorm and Heatwave initially introduced in The Flash, with villains like Vandal Savage, Malcolm Merlyn, Eobard Thawne and Damien Dark all coming from the other DC shows, each Legends of Tomorrow episode feels like it’s a part of something bigger. When Rip Hunter assembles these misfits, he formed a team that combined the unique style of each show they originated from and showcased something new and exciting.
Every episode is unpredictable
As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship.
With the element of time travel, the Legends can zip back and forth through time allowing the show to be very hard to predict. Almost every episode is set in a different time (or timeline) and place, putting the Legends in a lot of fish out of water situations wherein anything can happen and often times, everything does.
They’re not the Super Friends
Hawkgirl and Hawkman
One of the great aspects of the Legends’ team dynamic is that is does, at several times, seem like they couldn’t stand each other. From Snart’s cold practicality, to Ray Palmer’s geekiness, to Prefessor Stein’s uptight personality, it does seem that being in the presence of one another drives each member of the team crazy, being stuck in the Waverider with people they normally would not hang out with. These make all of their interactions so fun to watch.
Nice one White Canary!
(Sara, Amaya, Mick, Nate, Ray and Rip)
If you are a fan of superheroes and you have not seen DC’s Legends of Tomorrow yet, then you are definitely missing out. The show is a great combination of action, comedy, and the right amount of camp, making it one of the most entertaining hours of TV.
You can Binge-watch this awesome series on JACKTV -- April 15 (Saturday), Starting at 5:15 PM!