Okay I wouldn’t consider myself a die hard Sean Bean fan. I’ve watched many movies with him because he’s in a ton of movies. Black Death, Lord of the Rings, Troy, Silent Hill 1 & 2, and there is this cool flowchart somewhere of the list of movies where he lives or dies. (On a side note I’d have loved to have seen the Odyssey with Sean Bean as Odysseus made into a movie.) However I do like Sean Bean, and I saw the previews for this show and there are a few shows I actually watch the pilot for when they are released. So many shows I’ve come into a couple seasons after they’ve been on.
Then there was the trouble I went into trying to DVR Legends, thank goodness they re-aired the episode 4 times. When it came on at 7 (I’m CST) I missed the first five minutes, watching another show, but I had set the DVR to record it, and I enjoy being able to fast forward through commercials. The DVR wasn’t recording! I instructed it 2 more times to record, nuffin. So I had to reset the router (I have AT&T U-Verse). That didn’t work. I had pressed and held the power button for 10 secs at least three times before unplugging it from the power supply. By this time I’ve missed 20 minutes of the episode. When I finally decided to call AT&T and give them a piece of my mind (I’ve had this problem before, I lost an episode of Supernatural due to the cable box needing updates it didn’t receive) the TV popped on, and Legends was recording! So I decided well now I can watch it from the beginning, nope, only recorded the second half of the episode. I missed the 10 PM airing cause I was eating, and managed to catch the 11PM on TNT-W.
I was impressed. It watched a lot like 24, but gave me a Long Kiss Goodnight feel to it. Remember in Long Kiss Goodnight Geena Davis’ character has amnesia and is living her cover as a school teacher but she’s really a secret agent? Reminded me a lot like that.
The ‘Legend’ is the term used for an undercover agent’s cover story. So Sean Bean plays Martin Odum, whose legend is Lincoln Dittmann. Now to see him switch between these two personas is awesome. It gives testament to Sean Bean’s acting ability, and I dig the excuse (Sean Bean’s character was an Air Force brat) that allows him to sound English in an American TV show. The real intrigue of the show for me, other than the fact I forgot how good looking Sean Bean is, is the Long Kiss Goodnight part. A man, looking rather homeless, tells Sean Bean that Martin Odum is just a legend and isn’t real. So who is he? Can’t wait to follow the series to find the truth.