Legends of Tomorrow: Meat: The Legends
May 9, 2021 7:35 PM - Season 6, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Sara and Gary crash-land and meet an unexpected ally. Meanwhile, the Legends track an alien to a burger joint in 1955 San Bernadino.
posted by oh yeah! (2 comments total)
Personally, this one missed the mark for me.

I'm not really a fan of alien attack B-movies, so if this is an indication of what the rest of the season is going to be, I'm not looking forward to it.

I suspect the guest stars (burger chain owner and his wife, etc.) were acting in the way they thought actors performed in those same B-movies from half a century ago, but their performances felt off and were kind of annoying.

I don't know if I just don't recall Behrad mentioning his burger-flipping days or if this is the first time that part of his past was mentioned, but either way, I don't really care. Yeah, sure I can see why he'd want to step out of his sister's shadow, but I just couldn't get invested in his devotion to transferring positive vibes to the burgers.

It was nice to see Zari 1.0 again. She's missed, even if the 2.0 version of the character has grown on me.

I don't know what happened to Mick. At first, it felt like he was actually part of the story again, and working with the team, and then, all of the sudden, he vanished, and the team seems to have forgotten about him. That didn't make any sense.

I really wish they could have figured out a way to get Gary into space with Sara without making him an alien.

I didn't really need an origin story for Big Belly Burgers. Some things in the world of comics are best left unexplained (like the Phantom Stranger's origin or Logan's past). Other things we definitely need more of, and in this case, it was rollerskating Nate.

I did like some of the hair (Behrad, Ava) and make-up (Ava and Zari) and wardrobe choices (Ava's black and white outfit and Sara's sweater), although I couldn't help noticing them some of the women had issues with notoriously breast-hating evil buttons. I did get a kick out of John's attempt to "blend in" clothing wise.

Oh, in case anybody is interested, after whining about how bad the rest of the Arrowverse has been lately, I can say that the past two episodes of Supergirl were a bit of a return to the show's first season form and charm, and that's despite a couple of plot points that don't make any sense. (One character being too young and in a very strange place and another character being dragged into a high-school plot.) It's a wacky, time travel episode where everything goes wrong (so a familiar scenario to Legends viewers), where part of the current team has to travel back to Alex's and Kara's past in Midvale, and it brings back the two young actresses who played the younger versions of Kara and Alex in an earlier season. It's worth watching if you were a Supergirl viewer.
posted by sardonyx at 4:47 PM on May 10, 2021 [3 favorites]

It was silly and forgettable. A C for a LoT episode, a B for what I needed emotionally.
posted by heathrowga at 1:31 PM on May 11, 2021 [1 favorite]

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