Sunday, April 10, 2016

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 10 "Progeny" Review and **SPOILERS**



Director: David Geddes
Writers: Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim
Air Date: April 7, 2016

Legends of Tomorrow has been a melting pot of astonishingly different concepts. Week after week we get what can only be described as a different show as far as quality goes.  Last week we got one of the best episodes yet and we follow it up with...well, this. What does that mean?  You'll have to read this review to find out, you big dummies.  This week's episode is all about the team coming face to face with baby Hitler.  How crazy is that?!?!  Do they kill this horrible abomination? I know I would, but I am a horrible person...or am I?  I guess killing Hitler isn't a bad thing, but he is a baby...now I'm all confused.  Read my review while I sort my problems out...


Explain it!

The story begins as the crew of the Waverider arrives in the year 2147. It's the height of humanity's greatness and the gang can tell as they are greeted by the wonderful city of modern-day Vancouver. But of course, if they've reached the peak, then there must be a fall. And indeed there is as they have to contend with the future dictator, Per Degaton. For the unaware, Per Degaton is a classic Golden Age DC villain and his inclusion here pleases me. Anyways, as advertised, the team must make a choice and Per Degaton's life hangs in the balance...




The debate has split the team as such: Rip and Cold advocate for death, whilst the rest do not. Unfortunately that is not the only plotline in the episode. We are forced to deal with more of Hawkman and Hawkgirl's past relationship drama and Ray questioning his descendants.  Suffice to say, neither of these stories are very interesting. And yet the main plotline advances and the team decides to kidnap Per Dega Jr., and here's where the episode gets really stupid...




They kidnap Per Degaton successfully and yet are apparently unable to alter the future. Well, then I ask of you dear readers, what the fuck is the point? The team starts arguing about maybe killing the kid, but since the future (as stated earlier is fixed) it doesn't really matter. Rip taking the kid aside and almost killing him doesn't matter. And honestly, I only mention that he does, because while he has Per Degaton at gunpoint, the kid calls him weak and frankly I agree. Anyways, Rip decides to give the kid back and the episode comes to a close...




Before all that, though,  Rip is attacked by Per Degaton's Father and Vandal Savage. Rip calls in his team and they all get ready to rumble in the jungle. As Ray deactivates some of the attacking robots, he gets some news that makes his sub-plot even more pointless. Finally though, the team succeeds as Degaton's Father shows compassion. Yet, once again, they've really accomplished nothing and in fact, Degaton takes over even earlier after being inspired by their weakness. Truly, a waste of an episode and more importantly, my time.

Bits and Pieces:

Everything that goes up, must come down and that seems to have happened this week. That said, it wasn't irredeemable.  The action was all right and the performances by the cast were solid as usual. The rest, well...better left unsaid at this point. I'm sorry, but I have to say it anyway...STOP USING VANDAL SAVAGE!!! Every time he appears, he becomes less and less threatening. Sheesh. Anyways, I give this episode a....

6.5/10
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9 comments:

  1. Hawkman and Hawkgirl had a kid?! I wanted to know more about that but they didn't tell us shit.

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    1. Professor Boardman from the first episode was their and it's probably safe to say that he was that small child in this episode as well.

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    2. They didn't tell us shit about shit in this episode.

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  2. Someone edited this review. Hmmmm.....

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    1. I'm gonna put my money on Jim, because I don't think Eric has the motivation.

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    2. Damn, a good Batman I would not make.

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  3. You'll hve to settle for "world's kind of okay detective"

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    1. " World's kind of okay, surprisingly, debonair detective."

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