Friday, November 16, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4, Episode 4 “Wet Hot American Bummer” (B-)

This show is getting sillier and sillier, and I guess I’m going to have to get on board with that if I want to continue enjoying it. I’m not a big summer camp person, and therefore I don’t think I liked this episode as much as many others likely did. It is admittedly clever that this show continues to reframe common tropes like hippies hallucinating at Woodstock and campers sneaking off into the woods to make out into opportunities for demons to try to mess with history. It was amusing to see how different Sara and Ava approached dealing with their campers, with Ava being the victim of a prank because she was far too serious and didn’t understand how to deal with kids in the way that Sara was apparently excellent at thanks to her own experience as a counselor. I suppose that Zari stayed behind because she definitely didn’t go to camp, while Constantine had to come because he’s the only one who can cast spells, which is the major way that the legends are going to deal with all of their nemeses this season. I enjoyed seeing Mick bond with Charlie, who appears to have accepted her fate and will now, post-makeover, help the legends as the new Amaya. We all knew that another familiar face, Nora, would be back eventually, and I’m eager to see how she gets involved with the legends on an official basis and whether she’ll be happy to see them again.

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