TV Club: Legends Of Tomorrow’s adventure in “Doomworld” plays it too safe

Alternate reality episodes are among the most reliable and popular genre television standbys. The cast gets a chance to break out of their typical performance styles, the writers can indulge what-if scenarios, and everyone, audience included, is given a little space from whatever drama has been driving the narrative. When balanced correctly, alt-reality episodes are whimsical, engaging, and even insightful, helping characters uncover or explore new aspects of their personalities and relationships. For a recent example, look no further than The Flash‘s charming musical episode, “Duet.” With the Legion of Doom’s successful use of the Spear of Destiny in “Fellowship Of The Spear,” the stage was set for a deliciously entertaining penultimate adventure. What would a reality shaped by Eobard Thawn, Damien Darhk, Malcolm Merlyn, Leonard Snart, and Mick Rory look like? It turns out, not that different than the reality they came from. The Legion, and Legends …

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