The Legends of Tomorrow wrap their third season with, “The Good, The Bad, and The Cuddly.” The name works both based on what happens in the episode and as a nod to the Western classic movie. Starting off just where last episode ended, Mallus is on the loose, stunning the team and even temporary ally…
The Legends of Tomorrow are almost done with their season. Things are coming to a head with the battle against Mallus in “Guest Starring John Noble,” which actually is exactly what it sounds like for once. There are a lot of twists and turns and surprises along the way as the Legends have to deal with a cliffhanger from last episode, as well as the constantly looming threat of Mallus and the Darhks.
This week’s Legends of Tomorrow goes for a classic sci fi novel for their title parody. “I, Ava” is, I suspect, a nod to Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot. We do finally learn some of the secret behind Ava Sharpe, now Director of the Time Bureau, that Rip Hunter hinted about. It comes as a surprise to everyone.
Among the many things I enjoy about the Legends of Tomorrow is the sense of humor and pop culture references. They have fun with that in their titles from time to time, and did for this one. “Necromancing The Stone,” is a call back to the Michael Douglas/Kathleen Turner action comedy, Romancing the Stone.
The Legends of Tomorrow manage to throw me off once again with their titles. “Amazing Grace,” had me wondering if were finally going to see some of the New Gods.
The Legends of Tomorrow are carving out a fun niche in the CW/DC Universe. Not only is it usually the most light-hearted of the shows, it wanders from genre to genre easily enough given the diverse nature of the crew and the time travel element.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been working more towards being an action comedy than the other shows, and they’re doing a good job of it. “The Curse of the Earth Totem” continues that trend with another mash up kind of episode. Last time was Abba and Groundhog Day. Now, it’s a sort of romantic comedy and pirate adventure.