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Legends of Tomorrow

The CW’s superhero romp is TV’s wildest show.

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Emily St. James was a senior correspondent for Vox, covering American identities. Before she joined Vox in 2014, she was the first TV editor of the A.V. Club.

It’s a good time to be alive if you like movies and TV shows about superheroes. But even the silliest of those movies and TV shows tends to take superheroes extremely seriously, with a level of gravitas that can work but make viewers roll their eyes. The cure is Legends of Tomorrow, simply the weirdest, wildest superhero show out now.

Actually, it’s probably the weirdest, wildest TV show out there. What began, inauspiciously, as a show about supervillains racing through time via a time machine has since become a repository of the nuttiest notions its writers can come up with, from a battle with a possessed guitar (which our heroes lose) to a giant, lovable Furby-like creature named Beebo. Legends of Tomorrow, now in its fourth season, is the definition of a cult show, one where everybody who watches tends to turn to you with a glazed expression and say, “Come. Join us.” Well? What are you waiting for? Come! Join us!

“[Legends of Tomorrow] has become, in Season 4, the most flat-out enjoyable show on television.” Liz Shannon Miller, Indiewire

Metacritic score: N/A (58 out of 100 for season one)

Where to watch: New episodes of Legends of Tomorrow air Mondays at 9 pm Eastern on The CW. The first three seasons are available on Netflix.

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