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TV REVIEWS: FTN Reviews The Legends Of Tomorrow Season 03 Premiere!

October 11th, 2017 by Todd Black Comments

Without a doubt, Legends of Tomorrow Season 02 was the best season of television from the CWverse. It had amazing episodes, fun stories, fun timepieces, great twists, great villains, and most of all…consistency! And a lot were hoping for Season 03 to be the same. Well…it’s off to a great start!

“Aruba-Con” (a pun on the season finale of Aruba) showed the immediate aftermath of the Legends breaking time in order to save Amaya. Time was breaking and only the Legends can stop it…or not. Apparently, Rip Hunter found out about the problem the Legends had created and made the Time Beraeu to fix it, and spent five years making it happen. They were doing so well in fact that Rip disbanded the Legends…

…six months later, just about all the Legends are miserable. And they want back in, so when Rory meets up with Julius Caesar (the real one) in Aruba (the real one), you knew the team was going to get back together and was going to save the day.

What really made the episode funny wasn’t just all the jokes, but it’s that the team spent two seasons trying to make themselves Legends (and they did that) and then the Time Beraeu comes in and considers them jokes because of their mistakes. It was understandable in one way, but you also had to feel for the Legends as you KNOW they did good work, and they saved the timestream many times over. So you wanted them to get a win over the Beraeu, and sure enough, they did. Though maybe not in the way they expected.

With Rip’s reluctant acknowledgment of the teams usefulness (which shows how far he’s come in the “five years” he’s been away), the team now can go and do what they do best. Which is good, because something called “Amalas” is going to be stirring up trouble soon.

I was a bit saddened by the sudden “release” of Amaya, but it appears as though she’s not too far gone…though she is acting extremely evil…

There were some oddities that I didn’t like. Like how Sara could only work at a Bed, Bath and Beyond knockoff? She knows the mayor of Star City! He couldn’t get her a better job? And don’t get me started on Ray. I did love the cameo by Wally West as he’s now buddies with Citizen Steel, that was a nice touch. Oh, and Stein is going to be a grandfather! I like that, and I do hope they don’t make him miss his grandchild’s birth.

Either way, the premiere was funny, was fun, and a nice tease of what’s to come. Long the live the Legends…and their new motto!

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Todd Black is reader of comics, a watch of TV (a LOT of TV), and a writer of many different mediums. He's written teleplays, fan-fictions, and currently writes a comic book called Guardians (guardians-comic.com). He dreams of working at Nintendo, writing a SHAZAM! TV series, and working on Guardians for a very long time!

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