The BEST Episodes of Legendary
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 5, 2020
Network: HBO Max
The fabulous HBO Max original reality competition series Legendary follows legit voguing Houses, some established, some new to the scene, as they compete for the largest ballroom grand prize ever: $100,000. This season kicks off with the iconic Houses of Escada, Ebony, Ninja, Gucci, West, St. Laurent, Lanvin, and Balmain in a heated, jaw-dropping competition to secure the bag and claim legendary status. Hosted by MC Dashaun Wesley, with beats by DJ MikeQ, each new episode finds these chosen family units facing off in fashion and dance challenges that culminate in nightly "Superior House" designations, while judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion determine who has what it takes to move forward, and who gets chopped.
#1 - Circus Bezerkus
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 4, 2020
The voguers unleash their inner freaks at the world's shadiest "Circus Bezerkus" ball, where cut-throat competition meets drama so infectious, it just might rub off on the judges. Be forewarned: this function is serving bone-chilling performances and holding no bars, and ballroom hall-of-famer Dominique Jackson's guest judge appearance is not one to be missed.
#2 - Capes & Tights
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 2, 2020
Another Money Ball finds the Houses duking it out for $25,000, but this time, an evil band of supervillains threatens to snatch their cash at any moment. The Houses must defend their honor in: "Queen Titans," where runway meets vogue; "Elastic Fantastic," where angular arms and wavy hands reign supreme; "Super Fashionista," a best-dressed category that calls for unwavering confidence; and "Wonder Twin Power," where duos from each House step up to save the day. Model Winnie Harlow weighs in as the judges arm the Superior House with a fateful decision.
#3 - Remember the Times
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 18, 2020
Ancient civilizations may rise and fall, but which House will last forever? This function throws it back to "old way" vogue for "March of the Mummies," where competitors emulate the performance style of their founding mothers. Next up, the Houses draw their swords, and push their bodies to the limit, to deliver unforgettable floor performances in "Warrior Guardians." Guest judge Kelly Osbourne shows some major ballroom love as an emotional battle between the bottom two Houses unfolds.
#4 - Wild Wild West
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 11, 2020
Giddy-up, y'all! It's time for Legendary's first ever "Money Ball," where a $25,000 bounty awaits the winners of three rowdy showdowns: "Come Up & See Me," where voguers slip into their finest gowns to hit eye-catching spins; "Sheriff of Seduction," where confidence and self-love are key to selling that body, honey; and "Mannequin Showcase," where fabulous window displays meet runway. Which House will gallop its way to superior status? Actor Nico Tortorella helps the judges decide.
#5 - Once Upon a Time
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 27, 2020
The Houses get ready to slay three challenges at a fairy-tale ball: "Rapunzel Effect," where hair performance is queen; "Mirror Mirror," where competitors serve smooth skin, white teeth, and cut bone structure; and "Three Fab Mice," where trios from each House walk runway in perfect unison. Guest judge Tyson Beckford helps select the Superior House, and decide who gets chopped.
#6 - Welcome to My House
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 27, 2020
The inaugural ball kicks off with an epic Grand March, which finds the iconic Houses of Escada, Ebony, Ninja, Gucci, West, St. Laurent, Lanvin, and Balmain leaving it all on floor to make a killer first impression. Who will claim the first "Superior House" title? Judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion weigh in.
#7 - Heaven and Hell
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
Judgment Day has arrived, and a battle of biblical proportions is about to go down. Before storming the runway, three incomparable Houses reflect on their greatest wins, losses, and lessons - but only one House will deliver a $100,000 performance and go down in history as the first ever Legendary champion. The stakes are life-changing, and the moment is about showcasing the power of a once-underground community that's changed the world.
#8 - Atlantis
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 9, 2020
The semi-finals find the four remaining Houses joining forces to create two iconic "Megahouses" that compete across five deep-sea categories: "Tales from Atlantis," "Octo Pus Pus Party," "Merfolk Physiques," "To Sea or Not to Sea," and "Rich Fish B***h." Each of these monumental battles debuts unstoppable inter-House pairings as competitors serve face, runway, vogue, couture, head-to-toe overness, and more. As the Megahouses give everything they've got, Tamar Braxton helps the judges decide which of these sea gods have earned a spot in the finals.
#9 - Intergalactic
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 25, 2020
The Houses summon their inner extraterrestrials for a function that's truly out-of-this-world. "Rise of the Fembots" finds select members from each House in a vogue femme throwdown before competitors serve daring, high fashion bizarre in "Take Me to Your Leader." But can they bust a move fabulous enough to shake the judges' mounting boredom? Rapper Taylor Bennett helps the panel decide whose gravitational pull is strongest.