I’ve been waiting for this thread:
In 2015 or so, the CW announced that they were adding a new superhero show to their stable: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. They were going to shuffle a bunch of their side characters plus Dr. Who veteran Arthur Darville onto a time traveling spaceship and send them off to fight Vandal Savage. Cool, right?
The first season of LoT is about 98% a disaster. They clearly don’t have the budget to make a lot of their superpowers work. The writing is passable at best. The main focus of the season is on their worst characters. You can tell a show is bad when the season finale is mostly spent getting rid of things. Much to everyone’s surprise, LoT got a second season.
And then something extraordinary happened.
They got rid of the bad characters. They let Sara Lance, the bisexual assassin who came back from the dead, actually get romantically involved with women (and have jokes!). They brought in good villains. The writing got far better (thanks to some imports from The Flash). Legends of Tomorrow turned…fun?
And then a true television miracle happened: Legends of Tomorrow somehow got even better?!
To say much more beyond this would be a travesty, because Legends of Tomorrow is easily my favorite show on television and it’s not close, so the remainder of my sales pitch is this: