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Title: Legends (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2014, 07:53:31 am
Legends (Season 1)

Title: Re: Legends (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2014, 08:06:07 am

Out of all the new shows premiering this season, Legends has been near the top of 'must-see-TV' for me for a couple of reasons. For starters, it has the man behind 24, Homeland and the hugely underrated Awake, overseeing the series. Howard Gordon has yet to disappoint me. Another reason that I had to tune it was over course Sean Bean. He's great in everything he has done. So, before watching a single frame of the Pilot, I had built this up to high and unrealistic expectations. The episode isn't bad, but the first 3/4 of the episode was blowing up my skirt. I was expecting to at least get something on par with a typical episode of 24. It's not until the last 10 minutes does it pretty much lay out what the series will be about. But I can already see people complaining that they are basically going down the road already taken by Jason Bourne by having Martin Odum (Bean) who doesn't 'know who he is'. It looks like someone or the government has wiped his memory and this kicks off Martin's quest. The Pilot was a bit slow at times, but there is a huge amount of potential here. I'm definitely on board for the time being. I have faith the show will become what I want it to be. Doesn't hurt that Ali Larter and Tina Majorino are also on board as well.
Title: Re: Legends (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2014, 07:08:06 am

This episode ended pretty quickly. When it cut to a commercial break at the last scene, I thought we were just getting started and were going to see Martin in action. Obviously they are setting it up for the next episode in hindsight. It just took me by surprise that we really didn't see much in the way of full-on action that shows like this thrive and live off of. Decent episode. Surprised they killed off one of their agents so quickly.
Title: Re: Legends (Season 1 - 2014)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 01, 2014, 05:23:25 pm
Lords of War

The pacing of the show is kind of wonky. I keep waiting for some serious chaos that never comes and just when something "big" happens, it fades to black and the credits roll. I think I am spoiled because of 24, which offers non-stop, pulse pounding excitement with a cliffhanger before every commercial. So far, Legends has none of the that. The show isn't bad, but it's not doing anything to stand apart from other shows at the moment. I will stick with it till the end and hopefully there is a deeper story coming our way.