DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW - THE COMPLETE SIXTH SEASON (Blu-ray Review)
FROM WARNER BROS
Review by Carl, the Couch Potato😺
One of the big drawbacks of many serialized television shows - especially after they’ve been airing for a while - is the continued expectation of commitment on the viewer’s part. And as for curious newcomers...well, good luck digging into a new season without having seen all the others. Sure, you could use your Google Fu to dig-up some recaps, but what’s the fun in that?
However, the good ones do compel you to go back to see what you’ve been missing, which Season Six of Legends of Tomorrow does. Not necessarily to bring you up to speed on the new story arc (which was apparently established during Season Five’s last episode), but because this amusing, eclectic team of time travelers are interesting enough that we’re intrigued about their pasts, which are sometimes important to the narrative.
|"I thought he didn't roll on Shabbos."|
It’s these side stories that make the show fun, since the individual episodes - each with great attention to period detail - are entertaining enough out of context. And even with limited knowledge of their pasts, certain characters endear themselves to us pretty quickly. As someone new to the show, my favorites were Matt Ryan’s take on demon hunter John Constantine, and Dominic Purcell as Rory, a perpetually drunk meathead who’d rather solve everything with violence.
While Season Six of Legends of Tomorrow certainly relies on longtime viewer commitment, at least it isn’t required. Most of these 16 episodes are engaging enough that newcomers might still get a kick of them. That’s always the sign of a good show.
FEATURETTES - Never Alone: Heroes and Aliens; VFX Creature Feature; Animation Split Screen; Actors Split Screen.