Thursday, 4 February 2016

Leg ends of Tom Orrow

From Arrow to Flash to... this series. Only the pilot is out so far, but it builds off the previous serieses.

The premise is that Rip Hunter comes back in time to get heroes of today to fight Vandal Savage (who killed Rip's family). And so they leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home... er wait. Anyway, we don't really have the typical episode, but the set up is to go to events in time and fight Savage. Which, to me, sounds like it's going to get boring really fast.

Which means that we'll probably also have episodes where we have various characters with their own agenda suddenly active in some time line that conveniently occurs. Because that always happens, and this production team isn't that innovative. They'll do some things that are interesting, but basically look out for various heroes and villains crop up for cameos before disappearing again, because that is how this series works.

Oh, and it's hard to see Rip as anything other than Rory.

Fine, it is just the pilot so far, so there's a chance it could develop greatness... but it's going to take a while to convince me.


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