Wednesday, October 26, 2016

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2, Episode 2 “The Justice Society of America” (B+)

This show has always felt very crowded in a great way, with so many characters part of the team, and therefore it’s great to add even more for one hour. The opening action scene with the members of the Justice Society of America taking down all the legends was great, and the relationships formed over the course of the episode were very entertaining too. I guess I had forgotten that we already met Patrick J. Adams of “Suits” fame in the season one finale as effortlessly calm team leader Rex Tyler, and he exuded an incredible sense of leadership for a team that felt far more united than the legends ever have. The fact that they presumed that Stein was the captain was interesting, and I like that he ultimately ceded that honor to Sara when push came to shave. Impersonating Hitler’s famous singer was quite the gamble, but it did give Victor Garber a chance to show off his musical talents, which I remember first experiencing in the TV movie “Cinderella” back nearly twenty years ago. Nate is turning out to be a very interesting character, honored to meet his grandfather and spend some time with him. Not needing an ingestible translator because he already speaks like eight languages was impressive, and now he may actually have some superpowers, which is cool. Jax flirting was a highlight of the episode, but the best relationship of the episode was between Vixen and Ray, who did a great job escaping certain torture and death together. I would be happy to see this team guest star anytime.

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