First things first. I’m employed by CW44 so I imagine some people would think I’m biased concerning this review of the new show DC’s Legends of Tomorrow premiering Thursday, January 21st at 8pm on The CW. Well you would be wrong. I was taught by my employers that if you don’t have anything nice to say about our product, then don’t say anything at all. I like my job, so I adhere to my employer’s terms. That’s probably why you never read a review of Gossip Girl from me, but that is not the case with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. This new series is a lot of fun.

Both an Arrow and The Flash spinoff, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow focuses on our favorite side characters from the two popular CW series. Both heroes and villains are assembled by Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) to fight the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) throughout different periods in time. Having the heroes and villains team up makes for an interesting dynamic. We have The Atom (Brandon Routh) and the resurrected White Canary (Caity Lotz) from Arrow. The new and improved Firestorm duo (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh) are joined by our favorite new couple Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée) from The Flash.

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Finally we our wild cards of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The scene stealing Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (Dominic Purcell) are without a doubt the standouts of the new series. As an audience we secretly root for the villains so putting this pair into the mix is sure to make for some interesting story telling and character arcs. The two are not there for personal glory, but rather personal gain which is great for fans of the show. We don’t expect these two baddies to become good with the snap of a finger. That would have been a disappointment for Snart fans. We want to see these two crooks evolve which should make for some great TV over this first season.

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What’s refreshing about DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is even though it’s a spinoff of The Flash and Arrow, it feels different. Legends is a more of a wild ride where anything goes compared to the grittiness of Arrow or the all out superhero fun of The Flash. The time traveling angle will make for some uncanny and amusing situations. Instead of our ragtag team of saviors fighting in modern-day, we get to see the team battle in the late 1970s among other destinations. We even heard that DC fan favorite Jonah Hex will make an appearance this season so expect a trip to the Wild West at some point. The time hopping aspect opens the door for many possibilities for locales, characters and wardrobe changes. This allows the show to change its theme each week if it pleases making DC’s Legends of Tomorrow one of the best new shows to watch in 2016 so far.

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