Airs: Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW
Review: Pilot Episode
Holy back-story, Batman! Wait, wrong comic. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a spinoff of both The Flash and Arrow. The writers spent the entire show introducing the characters and setting up the season arc. If you watch both shows, you probably spent the episode yawning and felt like you were watching the longest “Previously on…” in history. If you watch only one of the shows, it was probably a decent recap of the other characters’ backgrounds that you don’t know from the other show. If you watch neither show, you were probably lost as heckfire (no really, if you don’t watch either show then you aren’t going to tune into this one either).
Vandal Savage is a near-immortal who has taken over the world in the future. Dr. Who Rip Hunter tries to convince the other Time Lords Time Council that Savage is a serious threat and needs to be dealt with. Rip gathers a rag-tag group of superheroes and criminals to fight Savage. That is your entire synopsis. Rip gathers the heroes and tells them why he gathered them.
I would have liked to see more from a pilot (a two-hour premier would have been better.) But, I love Captain Cold and Heat Wave and their constant snarky comments. I will tune in for a few more episodes to see where it goes. For now, I’ll give it an average rating.
WWYT Rating: 6.5
Nielsen Rating: 1.2 A solid premier on The CW. I expect it to drop a little, but not too much. That will be enough to get it renewed, and eventually the network will become all comics all the time as their other programming ratings are less than half of the comic-based shows. Chance of Renewal 80%.