I hope you are not tired of the DC Comics related television shows on The CW Network because we have come to the second season premiere of “Legends Of Tomorrow” which will air this evening. It’s a time-hopping good time with a few minor bumps along the road but let’s check out some premise and casting and then I will toss in my two cents.
About The Show:
After the murder of his family by immortal dictator Vandal Savage, time master Rip Hunter travels back in time to the present day where he brings together a team of heroes and villains (Atom, White Canary, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Captain Cold, and Heat Wave) in an attempt to prevent Savage from destroying the world. However, they are opposed by the Time Masters, an organization from the future dedicated to protect and manipulate the timeline as they see fit and a body to which Hunter had sworn allegiance. During their early adventures, they are hunted by the Time Masters’ agent Chronos. (thanks Wiki).
The Cast and Characters:
Victor Garber as Martin Stein/Firestorm
Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom
Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter
Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary
Franz Drameh as Jefferson Jackson/Firestorm
Ciara Renée as Chay-Ara/Edith Boardman/ Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl
Falk Hentschel as Khufu/Joe Boardman/Carter Hall/Scythian Torvil/Hawkman
Amy Pemberton as Gideon
Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave/Chronos
Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold
Nick Zano as Nathan Heywood
Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen
John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
Matt Letscher as Eobard Thawne/Reverse Flash
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve been on the fence with this show since the middle of the first season but I will say that I enjoyed it far more than I did with “Arrow” on their last go round. I like the idea of a team and the chances to interact with other DC Universe characters across time. Some that I would like to see being involved in some sense are of course Sgt. Rock who I thought we would have gotten in the first season, and perhaps even Adam Strange in some far flung future. Considering the Vandal Savage story is over and that some of the listed villains are cited as the Legion Of Doom I am very intrigued. Let’s not forget the closing moments when the team met up with one of The Justice Society of America. We might never see the Justice League on the small screen but the JLA is a perfect inclusion. Keep up this sort of thing and the show will succeed since fans want more varied characters during the action. It can be a version of “DC Comics Presents” in some sense. So what do you readers think of this show? Are you watching at all or haven’t you given it a chance yet. Let me know in the comments section below.
Official Show Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_Tomorrow