Legends of Tomorrow- Season 4, A Review
Screwing up time for the better.
In the past few days I have posted my reviews for season 5 of The Flash and season 4 of Supergirl and some could say I have been quite negative towards both- for good reason of course- with Legends however this will not be the case. Legends of Tomorrow is by far my favourite of the 3 arrowverse shows I watch and it keeps getting better and better.
After an agruably rocky start back in 2016 in its first season, I feel like Legends has finally found its wacky self and is now completely rolling with it. Often criticised as the “least serious” of the arrowverse shows, Legends has fully embraced its weirdness and has taken a considerably lighter tone when compared to its fellow shows. Whilst the Legends once hunted fearsome villians such as Vandall Savage and even the Reverse Flash, the team now tackle more comedic, yet just as dangerous, mythical and demonic creatures- all with the help of resident demon hunter John Constantine (Matt Ryan). Whether they are fighting fairy godmothers, unicorns or even werewolves the Legends stand out, whether that puts you off or draws you in is all up to personal preference but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Aside from its wacky and hilarious writing, Legends also has a great team and great characters. The thing I love about Legends is that it constantly mixes the team up, creating team ups you would never expect- both platonically and romantically. Whether its Sara (Caity Lotz) and Ava (Jes Macallan) developing their relationship at a monster infested summer camp, Ava, Nora (Courtney Ford) and Mona (Ramona Young) setting up a book club, Mick (Dominic Purcell) and Charlie (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) conning audiences at a book tour or even just Ray (Brandon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) hanging out it all just works. The whole cast has such great chemistry with each other, meaning they are free to mix up who they share scenes with and I can honestly say there isn’t a single Legend I dislike– and for a team so large that’s quite an impressive feat.
I also love how diverse and sexually open the characters are, not many shows out there would have their lead character in a gay relationship but Legends does it anyone. Sara and Ava are just like any other couple, they fight and break up and get back together- because they are just a normal couple. On top of this the show also includes some very heavy flirting between Zari (Tala Ashe) and Charlie as well as a confirmed past history with Constantine and Gary (Adam Tsekhman). Not many other shows would be so open with its character’s sexualities and relationships and I commend Legends for this- at this point it’s basically just LGBT time travellers.
Late last year the Legends missed out on the annual crossover, so what did they do? Well they created their own of course. Instead of joining forces with Batwoman, the Legends faced themselves as Charlie and Constantine, along with Cat-Zari attempted to change the timeline to their own needs resulting in some of the greatest television comedy I’ve ever seen. Who needs a crossover when you have the Custodians of the Chronology and the Sirens of Space Time?
Legends may have a great team and cast but I do have my favourites, Sara Lance is the bisexual/assasian/team captian/ hero we all need in our lives and Lotz does a great job at front running the show. Season 4 also upped Nora Darhk to a series regumar, something I was very happy about, I love Nora and her journey from demon to Legend, her unexpected friendships with Ava and Nora and romance with Ray have hilighted that anyone can be a Legend- even a former demon. On a sadder note season 4 also said a possible goodbye to Zari, choosing to save Nate and risk losing her memories and time with the Legends is this the end of our sarcastic hacker, who by the way gave an amazing musical performance during the hilarious Bollywood number. I really hope not. Legends writers have stated that actress Ashe will be back it may be another Amaya/Charlie situation? It may be sad but looking at how the show handled Amaya/Charlie it could also end up being brilliant. Speaking of Charlie, Richardson-Sellers did a fantastic job at coming back and playing such a different character. Charlie is everything that Amaya was not and she honestly looks so much fun to play, and she has already become a fast favourite.
Legends may get the short straw compared to its other arrowverse shows but it will always be my favourite, and I can’t wait to see what wacky adventures are in store for the team next year!