DC’s Legends of Tomorrow features the supporting characters of CW shows Flash and Arrow having adventures throughout time and space. Think Doctor Who but DC, with Arthur Darvill playing Captain Rip Hunter, just to solidify that Doctor Who comparison.
In the second season of the show, Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Martin Stein (Victor Garber), Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), Jackson (Franz Drameh), Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), Nate Heywood (Nick Zano) and Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) join Rip Hunter to protect history from changes in time, after they destroyed the Time Masters in the finale of the first season, thanks to the sacrifice of Captain Cold. (Wentworth Miller)
As it’s a CW DC Show, don’t expect anything as well written or serious as Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead, but you can sit back and enjoy what is a simple, yet enjoyable show. The first season really suffered from a weak plot, which focused on the weakest characters of the show. These characters included the villain Vandal Savage, who only ever “won” due to some incredibly convenient plot twists and real stupidity on behalf of the writers, and Hawkeye and Hawk “I used to be a barista” girl, both of whom were particularly one-dimensional as was their poorly written love story. For the second season, all three characters are simply removed, with the villains of the season being The Legion of Doom, The Reverse Flash (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman).
It’s a prime example of how the show has evolved for the better, removing what people didn’t enjoy in the first season, and focusing on the aspects that worked well. It achieved this by really embracing the wackiness of the show, with episodes including Zombies in the American Civil War, as well as an Alien Invasion. More personal plots were also included in this season, such as Mick dealing with the death of his friend and partner, Captain Cold. The villains were also explored much more, rather than being evil for the sake of being evil, which was the long and short of Vandal Savage. Malcolm Merlyn wanted his life to be back as it was before the destruction of the Queens gambit, Damien wanted to prevent his future death at the hands of the Green Arrow, and Reverse Flash simply wanted to live. This could all be achieved through the Spear of Destiny, the Spear of which impaled Jesus Christ on the cross, and has the power to rewrite reality, and generally serves as this Season’s McGuffin.
While this season is a large improvement, it is definitely not without its flaws. Some episodes are definitely lacklustre, as well as a number of “What?” moments and another forced Romance sub-plot which really have been a plague in both this Show, Arrow and The Flash. But if you’re a fan of the Superhero Genre, these drawbacks are outweighed by the entertainment this show provides the viewer, with the Characters and how they interact with each another being the highlight of the series.
In short, if you’re looking for something more serious, or just not a fan of Superheroes in general, give this show a miss. But if the idea of Superheroes saving people throughout time and space sounds appealing to you, then Legends of Tomorrow Season two is definitely something you should add to your watch list.