Thursday, November 8, 2018

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4, Episode 3 “Dancing Queen” (B-)

This episode didn’t do much for me, and I’m really starting to feel that having only five legends around, one of whom is Constantine, is considerably less exciting than everything up until this point. Ray trying to infiltrate a punk rock band that was going to rewrite history by sending the Queen of England to a psychiatric ward wasn’t nearly as enticing as even the disco effort by the legends a while ago that showed up on the front of a newspaper in this hour to blow Ray’s cover. After Ray tried to out one of them as a leprechaun, the more plausible (at least for this show) explanation of Charlie being a shapeshifter was revealed, leading to a clever reintroduction of one familiar face in a completely new role. I thought Maisie Richardson-Sellers was one of the best parts of this show as Amaya, and though it’s not clear how long she’s still around as Charlie’s frozen face following Constantine’s spell-casting, I think it should be a lot of fun to see her in a totally different part. It is probably the worst possible time for Nate to try to get back out there following his many misadventures in time with Gary, who’s probably my least favorite character right now after Constantine. I’m finding Zari’s many barbs to be a bit anachronistic given when she’s supposed to come from, but I guess there needs to be someone smart and sarcastic aboard the Wave Rider aside from Sara, whose alleged unprofessionalism according to Ava was quite entertaining.

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