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FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:27:14 AM »




This looks promising. I've been wanting a comic book show that actually does something really, really different. This might be it.


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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2017, 02:30:43 PM »
So yeah, this is the best new show of the year so far. Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza in particular are great in this, and it's a wonderful mindfuck to boot.

Come on, I'm not the only one watching this, right?


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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 01:32:23 AM »
I have been recording them but I am a few weeks behind on my TV now.  Good to hear a solid review so far, hopefully I can enjoy a chunk of episodes soon.
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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2017, 08:37:00 AM »
2 episodes in and I think it has a shot at being the best show of the year. Noah Hawley is making the best stuff on TV right now.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2017, 11:24:21 PM »
This show is just fucking phenomenal.



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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 01:12:55 PM »
I binged the show to catch up and love it. The whole cast is fantastic but Aubrey Plaza especially stands out especailly since I only know her from comedies.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 02:48:48 PM »
I binged the show to catch up and love it. The whole cast is fantastic but Aubrey Plaza especially stands out especailly since I only know her from comedies.
Performance of her career so far. She deserves an Emmy for it.


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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2017, 12:09:31 PM »
I started catching up on these and didn't post because every post I'd see in here called this amazing and it never really struck a chord with me.  Visually, stylistically it was cool.  Plaza steals every scene she was in but I never really connected much with the show.  My favorite scene, which was probably my favorite episode, was when David was figuring stuff out on the chalkboard.  I really thought maybe it would come around.  I was intrigued by things in the finale but last night when I read this article after, I really thought this summed up my feelings well, which was refreshing because I am used to just seeing the comments in this thread about how great people find it.

http://www.polygon.com/tv/2017/3/29/15113860/legion-finale
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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2017, 02:10:21 PM »
I started catching up on these and didn't post because every post I'd see in here called this amazing and it never really struck a chord with me.  Visually, stylistically it was cool.  Plaza steals every scene she was in but I never really connected much with the show.

In the same boat. Just finished up tonight.

Stylistically and visually this show is a 10 out of 10. Nothing else like it on TV. But the way they've made David so powerful, and aren't really super clear on his powers, it feels like there are no rules and anything can happen. So much WTF randomness coming out of nowhere on this show. I don't mind seeing Plaza dance around to "Feeling Good" ...but, why?

It was a fun ride, but I wasn't in love with it. I think it'll be good for the series if they stick with 8-10 episode runs.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2018, 01:48:22 PM »
so they upped the weird on this show like 150%. still really digging it.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 05:08:10 AM »
Just started Season 2 and this show does horror imagery better than 90% of current horror movies. The people frozen and chattering their teeth was beyond creepy. I sometimes forget this is connected to the Marvel universe with how weird and strange some of the scenes are. I understand the weirdness being too much for some people, but its the hook of the show for me.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2018, 07:08:27 AM »
All caught up now and Aubrey Plaza is so good on this show. I thought she was snubbed at the Emmy's last year, but her work in episode 5 might even be better than last season. The whole cast is pretty great. Only character I kind of don't care about is Ptonomy who feels like he's just there to give out exposition at times.

Episode 5 might of been the best episode of the show yet for me. That ending was fucked up.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2018, 08:49:37 AM »
Ep 5 was my favourite for sure. Agreed about Ptonomy and I have to say I really love the actor who plays the "real" Shadow King this season. They're really great at casting.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2018, 05:47:29 PM »
Ep 5 was my favourite for sure. Agreed about Ptonomy and I have to say I really love the actor who plays the "real" Shadow King this season. They're really great at casting.

He's great. I remember him as Abu Nazir in the first couple seasons of Homeland.

I'll give some love to Dan Stevens, Jermaine Clement, Rachel Keller, and Bill Irwin as well. Stevens deserves an Enmy nomination alongside Plaza and nails every level of this character, while Clement plays menacing perfectly. Keller has been really good the last few episodes, and Irwin nearly steals every scene he is in.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2018, 10:39:54 AM »
I could see people hating episode 6, but I found it extremely powerful and touching. Dan Stevens deserves all the emmys.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 11:02:34 AM »
I liked it a lot although a few of the segments missed for me. I can see why people would though as well as why people would hate it. The two best sections for me where the one with over-medicated David, and at the end where she takes him to the hospital. They both hit close to home personally.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2018, 03:26:42 PM »
Renewed for a third season.

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2018, 03:47:25 PM »
really great news as this season has been fantastic

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2018, 06:16:27 PM »
Well that finale was daring as FUCK. There's a serious backlash about

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 david drugging and having sex with Syd. Everyone seems to forget that Syd used her mom's body to have sex with her mom's boyfriend and he went to prison for it. The only "good" people on this show are Cary and Kerry. I'm also betting on it being revealed at somepoint next season that SK has been doing some heavy manipulation behind the scenes.


The opening part of this ep with the Behind Blue Eyes and animation was fantastic.


Also, imagine if this show hadn't gotten renewed and this was how it ended?

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Re: FX and Marvel's 'Legion'
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2019, 04:29:05 AM »
Confirmation has come out that Season 3 will wrap the show, as originally intended.
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