I am back home after some time off and trying to get back into the blogging routine. This is kind of a dead period on TV, in between fall and winter seasons and with most shows taking a break for the holidays, but we are thoroughly enjoying a show that came back for its second season (and was completely revamped) in late fall:
My husband and I enjoyed season 1 of Legends
last year, but in an odd twist, TNT kept the series and its basic
concept but completely revamped it and started over with a fresh story
for season 2. So, I'll start with season 2, the current season. As it
opens, Martin is stumbling around London and very confused. He is wanted
by the FBI for murdering a top U.S. official - a crime he didn't commit
- and has completely lost his memory prior to an accident and head
injury. His only contacts are a couple of old friends in the CIA, who
are trying to help him covertly.
It comes to light in
the first episode of season 2 that one of Martin's past legends was
Dimitry, a Russian gangster who is still being sought by the FBI and the
Czech police for crimes he committed while in that persona over a
decade ago. The CIA never gave up Martin's cover as Dimtry, so those who
still seek him have no idea that the criminal they are after was
actually a CIA agent. The action moves back and forth from
Czechoslovakia in 2001 to the present day in London, as Martin
desperately tries to find someone from his past who knew him, and an FBI
agent named Curtis Ballard relentlessly searches for Dimitry, both then
It's a fast-paced and action-packed story but
with plenty of emotional depth, as Martin struggles to find out who he
is and has to face some of what he did in the past as Dimitry, including
the mother and daughter whom he adopted as his family - and loved -
back then. Sean Bean is excellent in it. We really love this intricate,
compelling story, as does our 21-year old son.
TNT restarted the story fresh this season, you can start with season 2,
episode 1 and not miss a thing. All 10 of the season 2 episodes are
currently available for free On Demand or on the TNT website (though you have to log in with your cable ID and password). Legends is also available for $1.99 an episode or $14.99 for the season on Amazon Prime.
Oh, no! In looking to see if Legends
was available elsewhere online, I just discovered that it was canceled
two weeks ago! So, I guess it won't be back for a third season, but it
is still well-worth watching season 2, which provides a complete story.
What TV shows have you been enjoying this past month?