Legends of Tomorrow really hit the ground running this season, with the first two episodes making a strong case for the idea that Legends has become the best of The CW’s DC lineup. But that claim might be a little premature. “Shogun” served as a perfectly enjoyable new installment, but it didn’t do much to continue the momentum of the previous two weeks.
Last season’s “The Magnificent Eight” delivered an enjoyable homage to Westerns in general and The Magnificent Seven in particular. But as The Magnificent Seven is just a Wild West-themed remake of Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai, perhaps it’s only proper that Legends go back to the original source material. “Shogun” was very much in line with “The Magnificent Eight,” focusing equally on the Legends as they adjusted to life in Feudal Japan and culminated with them defending a village from an attack by ruthless samurai.