Sunday, May 17, 2020

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5, Episode 12 “Freaks and Geeks” (B-)

This show is over-the-top on a regular basis, and sometimes it feels like there isn’t much of a point to it. Nate recognizing the “chug cup” as the important item they needed to get in order to use the loom of fate somehow led to the legends dressing up in jerseys to infiltrate the fraternity scene and impress the party king Dion. The fact that Astra was willing to do it was the most surprising, and she seemed to enjoy the opportunity to tap into her queen bee for the sake of appearances, until she got angry enough with Charlie to keep her cool. Making a sorority on board the ship with the top outcasts who would be willing to join them was a storyline I’d rather not remember, but I do enjoy when the legends split up by gender and get stuff done. These days, it feels like there are more women than men, and the women are certainly much more productive on a regular basis. My favorite part of this episode was the bonding that happened between Lita and Mick. The other prospective students and parents were indeed obnoxious, and I like that, after he had Nate step in to pretend to be her father, he went back in time to donate a building so that she could be all set to get in. Eventually she’ll have to return to regular life, but I wouldn’t mind if she officially became one of the legends and started partnering with her dad on a more frequent basis.

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