Thwip! Watch is all about what goes on our screens, namely TV. Whether CW or Fox or NBC or what-have-you, you can be sure that we here at Thwip! have been watching it. Today we are going to talk about DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
The Legends are back and they are just as goofy and as fun as ever. I have been talking about how the tone of this sophmore season of Legends of Tomorrow has figured out the tone of the series and they are running with it.
Whether by happenstance or planned, this episode was essentially a love note to George Lucas and Carrie Fisher, and it is pitch perfect.
Last episode we found out that Rip Hunter possibly is hiding as a director in the old days of Hollywood…but in fact he is only a student director whose film thesis is apparently a rip-off of the adventures he has been having with his crew (he obviously has amnesia, come on, keep up).
Despite Steel being a very boring, blank character, he still somehow is surviving in this show (I think of him as an over-eager puppy that you just can’t bring yourself to kick away…so I guess he is Scrappy-Doo to Ray Palmer’s Scooby) his naivete to how everything works with time travelling at least allows Jax to be a big boy now. Ray Palmer is awesome of course and so are the rest of the cast (you even start feeling for Heatwave, a guy who was becoming clownish by the second).
Now that the Legends crew has established their dynamics, let’s talk about the “Legion of Doom” (seriously? Three do not make a Legion…). They are such cartoonish buffoons, that it makes up for how crap Damien Darhk was in Arrow (Malcolm is such a badass that even as a cartoon character he is great). So they are the least menacing villains ever to grace the superhero-verse that you kind of love them.
The story barely hangs on by a thread, but just seeing everyone interact with each other helps to propel the plot (that George Lucas’s movies were the impetus for Steel and the Atom, it was actually kind of clever, but cheesy as hell).
This series is campy as hell and it has finally learned to accept that and run with it, making it all the more stronger for it.
Even if you thought the first season was crap, I think if you just jump on the second season you won’t regret it.