ByMatthew Chapman, writer at
Male. Australian. Nerd. Twitter: shuey1984
Matthew Chapman

Focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Beware! of spoilers!
Beware! of spoilers!

I was very excited about this show; I loved the preview trailer and made sure to watch the lead up episodes of The Flash and Arrow before the premiere.

A new show with some of my favourite characters from the DCTV Universe – what could go wrong?


I do have to congratulate Legends of Tomorrow on making probably one of my most hated characters from any movie or TV show I’ve ever watched!

Rip Hunter is a d*ck; he lies, omits the truth, willing to sacrifice any and all of these characters at the drop of a hat, right up to the second to last episode, is a horrible leader and is so narrowly focused that it, more often than not, lead to mistakes and even worse, in some cases during the season, their mistakes would actually lead to teaching and helping the enemy.

Throughout the season it got to a point where the relationships on that ship was like a yoyo; one episode they’re friends and the next they hate each other and will leave someone behind. One episode Person A and Person B will be the best of friends and then the next they are enemies. Now repeat this over and over.

Another thing that got repetitive over the season was the constant reminder that after every trip through time, the crew will suffer things like blindness, loss of hearing, vertigo and more but every time it happens everyone is ‘Oh my god what’s happening.’ ‘Oh yeah that’s a result of jumping through time.’

I found this hard to watch most of time, I would watch an episode a week and by the time the next came around, I wouldn’t want to watch it but if I left it for two or three episode in a group, I like it even less.

The only highlights of this show is the costumes and set designs for the time periods but also Sara Lance and Martin Stein, who are always amazing in every episode. More often that not, Victor Garber would always steal the focus.

I did like how some characters grew, namely Mick/Heatwave, who was just the dumb muscle but has now been given a better storyline and character. On the flipside is Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, who started off with so much potential starting with her appearance on The Flash and the beginning of the show but when we got to the end, she had become kind of useless and one dimensional.

At the moment, I’m really torn whether I will be watching the second season.


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