TV Club: Legends Of Tomorrow disappoints with a tepid Cold War mission

With “White Knights,” DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow loses its grip on the elements that brought charm and style to its first episodes, delivering an uninspired adventure set against the backdrop of the Cold War. The stakes are very high—the episode starts with the team breaking into the Pentagon and ends with the Soviets capturing multiple members of Rip’s crew—but that’s part of the problem. The show is trying to deliver a blockbuster story in every episode, but big events are diminished when they’re not balanced by smaller, more personal stories. Right now that balance is off and the sweeping superhero elements take far more precedence in the series than the character development, making it difficult to connect with the series on a deeper emotional level.

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