Thursday, May 20, 2021

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 6, Episode 3 “The Ex-Factor” (B+)

This episode was a bit over-the-top but actually worked pretty well, and it was a clever vision of a future where technology has evolved mainly to further fuel entertainment more than actually better society. I like that Lord Knoxacrillion was searching right away for the king of Earth without any knowledge of how its countries really worked, and the completely clueless graham cracker-head DJ S’More Money nearly got himself killed in the process. It was fun to see Zari spring into action, doing what she does best to distract the cameras so that the rest of the team could sneak in to the studio and then performing to get the votes so that she could ensure her place as the final-round competitor to beat. Lord Knoxacrillion shrewdly calculated what song and voice would net him the best possible scores, but Zari managed to win with the help of Constantine, whose participation in their spontaneous duo was a real highlight. It’s hard to know if this recent relationship will last, but it’s more rewarding than expected at the moment. Spooner and Mick are not getting along right now, and it would probably be helpful if some other legends were around to act as a buffer between those two distinctly incompatible personalities. Sara got creative in suggesting that Gary shift back to his alien form to eat all of the invading enemies, though she’s going to be in for more than she bargained for when she gets the full details on where and why she is following Gary’s discovery that the entire army was made up of Ava clones. So much for Sara being reunited with the Wave Rider crew anytime soon.

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