Legends Of Tomorrow Series Premiere

Last week, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premiered on The CW, and because it’s DC, and The CW, we were looking forward to this show. I finally got around to watching it, and now I’ll make a quick post.

Spoiler-free! This is just a review, no recap or anything. I’ll do my best to keep it short.

Shall we?

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First of all, it’s important to say that these are not unknown characters – all of them (except Rip Hunter) have appeared in previous episodes of either The Flash or Arrow; so there is no real character introduction necessary to kick this show off. I think that was a huge plus for this pilot, because there was no time wasted on presenting us with no less than 8 new characters. That would probably have killed this episode. But it didn’t, and that’s good.

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So this was a very plot-centric pilot episode. There is only a short introduction done for Rip Hunter, showing where he comes from and why he does what he does. After that, the story starts with him picking the characters up.

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The writers did a good job with that. It might have been a bit fast, and they all decide whether or not they wanted to join the team or not a bit too fast at times, which seemed irrational and illogical – but it’s a TV show, and they’re (anti-)heroes, so that’s just the way they are. I enjoyed the writing of this episode, especially because they manage to make all 9 (!) characters relevant, which is an achievement in itself.

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The acting is good, too. Hawkgirl and Hawkman might need to work a bit on their acting – or that’s just the way the characters are supposed to be. It just felt like they were under-acting (is that even a thing?) at times. But I think they’ll work that out pretty fast, once they’ve had more time to get used to their characters. Everyone else was doing a great job.

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The effects are well-done, too, and the fight sequences are great. Especially White Canary’s. There is not too much cheesiness or super unbelievable sci-fi stuff, which is nice.

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I also like the premise of this show. It’s kinda complicated, because time travel is always complicated, and there’s a lot of characters to focus on – a lot of enjoyable characters, if they’re done correctly. For now, they are. And I like “kinda complicated”. And time travel. Time travel is always good. Time travel and (anti-)heroes? Awesome! 

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© 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Now, the rating: Exceeded Expectations. I wasn’t really sure what to expect of this show, and I was sceptical about the amount of characters – but it was all very well done, and I’m impressed. I am looking forward to the rest of the season!

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