DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has been among the most highly anticipated comic book shows around. That’s not without reason, seeing as it’s the closest fans will get to a TV Justice League, and Doctor Who vet Arthur Darvill is starring. And while it employs many of the same silly mistakes that keep Arrow and The Flash from being top-tier, it’s far from disappointing.
When Barry Allen first showed up on The CW’s Arrow back in its second season, fans were freaking out. Grant Gustin’s portrayal of the character was humorous, ironic, light-hearted, everything that Arrow wasn’t, and everything that Barry Allen should be. There was just one hiccup: he wasn’t the Flash. Not yet, anyway. So when a lightning strike at the end of his last guest appearance left him unconscious, and a show starring the “fastest man alive” was announced, excitement tore off with resounding speed. The question is: does it live up to the hype?