I watched the two-part pilot for Legends of Tomorrow, and it was totally dumb, and I totally enjoyed it. Every fight scene made me think, “This is so a party of superhero RPG characters.”
Player: “My guy is like Iron Man, but he can shrink down to the size of an atom!”
Other Player: “My PC carries a big gun… that shoots ice!”
That One Guy: “I made a ninja. Who is super-hot.”
GM: “Okay, so Time-Master Rip Hunter…”
That One Guy: “Seriously?”
GM: “Shut up. Anyway, Rip has recruited each of you to travel with him on his time-ship…”
Still, the show is totally a hoot — save for Carter, who comes off to me like a gaslighting creep. The main downside is that no one in the cast seems to be able to punch in Victor Barber’s weight class, save possibly for Brandon Routh, and maybe Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell given that they consistently out-camp and joyfully chew scenery harder than anyone else on the show.
I’ll keep watching when I find spare moments, and I really want to rip (ha!) off the premise for a supers campaign, because it’s eminently game-able.