Legends of Tomorrow is a show that I have a love/hate relationship with. I blogged some time ago about this show and how I was very excited to start watching it. Being that I’m indeed a Doctor Who fan, this felt like Doctor Who with superhero companions. Plus any reason to see Arthur Darvill back on TV is good enough for me. Also, I absolutely adore Caity Loitz. She’s my favorite version of Black Canary as I have never been a fan of Laurel’s portrayal of the character.
So I start watching and I thought this show had a lot of potential. The episodes were creative and still action-packed. Plus the amount of crossovers with Arrow is fantastic. However, I’m not sure if I love the direction in which Legends of Tomorrow is going. I contemplated dropping this show out of my TV schedule.
Let’s talk about the Kendra/Chay-Ara and Ray Palmer romance. I’m not a fan. Kendra just realized she’s this ancient Egyptian goddess from another life. Let’s explore her feelings behind that. Obviously, the TV creators were more focused on giving her a lover especially since her main squeeze was killed off in the second or third episode.
This is the problem with putting women on TV. I want strong, independent women who don’t need a man to be happy. In the first couple of episodes, they focused on a friendship between Kendra and Sara Lance. That would have been really cool to develop that friendship so they both can kick ass together. Instead, they start this love triangle between Firestorm and Ray Palmer. I could not be more disappointed. Love triangles need to be trashed and I’m tired of seeing them in every form of media. UGH. Kendra has the potential to be a really cool female character, but the writing is really ruining it for me.
I think Legends of Tomorrow can end on a high note if they dump the love triangle. We shall see if I continue watching the series.