Friday, October 13, 2017

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow (Season Premiere)

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3, Episode 1 “Aruba-Con” (B+)

This show has really grown on me since it started, and I couldn’t be more excited for this season. It’s come far from being just a mishmash of characters from other shows, and now they feel at home here. The dinosaurs-in-2017 thing didn’t end up being too problematic since a much fancier Rip from five years in the future was back with his sleek new time bureau to clean up the mess and ensure that the timestream remains uncorrupted. Seeing the team trying to adjust to normal life was fun, and I’m glad that it only lasted the duration of this hour. Sara working at a department store was my absolute favorite, and I loved that both Nate and Mick were on the dating app with up-down swipes where Ray worked, wasting away his talents. Julius Caesar showing up on a beach in Aruba where Mick was trying to relax was great, and I enjoyed their interactions very much. Leave it to Nate to wipe Caesar’s memory before checking the history book to make sure that everything was back on track, and he personifies the legends’ motto that they’re going to mess everything up and then fix it – their way. Sara has done a superb job of adjusting to the role of the captain, and all of her crew, including Mick, respect her even if they vocally disagree with her on a regular basis. Now, they just have to grab Amaya, who is an unusual place in 1942 which finds her using her powers but expressing a far more violent sentiment than we’ve come to know from her.

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