We know what you're thinking -- you already have too much TV to watch, you gave "Legends of Tomorrow" a shot in Season 1, and for whatever reason, it simply didn't click. It's time to let those notions go -- because "Legends of Tomorrow" Season 2 is not only head-and-shoulders above the first season, but it's also become one of the shining jewels of the "Arrow"-verse.
A big reason behind that shift in quality is the giant shift in the show's story. The name Vandal Savage hasn't been uttered once this year -- thank goodness -- and the one-track mission behind "Legends of Tomorrow" was put to rest.
Now the team of time-traveling legends is doing what those who were disappointed in Season 1 were hoping for in the first place: They're jumping around in time, having all kinds of adventures. They also happen to be fighting a formidable foe -- or rather, a group of them -- in the Legion of Doom.
Any superhero is only as good as the villain they're up against, which is what makes "Legends" Season 2 plan of pitting the heroes against "Arrow" and "The Flash's" best baddies such a good idea. After all, when you put Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and her team of time misfits up against Reverse Flash (Matt Lescher), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), it's a recipe for success.
The changing dynamics of the team are also a major improvement. It's not a knock against Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), but putting Sara in the role of team captain was a stroke of genius and has allowed her character to mature in ways nobody could have expected.
Additionally, having her at the head of the ship will create an interesting situation when Rip returns. Naturally, he's going to want to assume the lead, but Sara is flourishing in the captain's chair. A step back into a supporting position could suit him perfectly.
Beyond that, the series has added two characters that have integrated into the team well in Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Steel (Nick Zano). Whereas the Hawks felt like little more than a dead-end in Season 1, these two have become full members of the team and fit in as if they've been there all along.
Many shows have rough first seasons that can easily turn people off. "Parks & Recreation's" inaugural season was so out of touch with what the show would eventually become that to this day it's a very hard thing to watch. But as "Parks & Rec" fans know, it rose above that to become one of TV's next comedies of all time.
We're not saying "Legends of Tomorrow" is going to redefine the superhero genre. However, what became sort of tedious and not fun to watch in Season 1 has been rectified. It's a whole new show and has become one of the highlights of the "Arrow"-verse.
So when "Legends of Tomorrow" returns on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 9 p.m. on The CW -- do yourself a favor, and give it a chance.