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NFT: Anyone else watching Legion on FX?

j_rud : 4/11/2018 10:42 pm
Have to admit, I'm a complete fanboy for this show. One of the few shows I think benefits from watching weekly, allowing things to marinate, reading reviews and what other viewers are thinking, and re-watching (Westworld is another). It can be jarring and unsettling, but also triply and just really fun to watch with a lot of the visuals, and packed with subtle nods to the dialogue. Take Lenny's conversation with Farouk in the field. Just prior Farouk tells David they are gods, and describes himself as "the sun...the moon". When Lenny is asking for another body she keeps shifting from his left to right but due to the camera panning, Farouk continuously eclipses the sun in the background.

I also love the addition of these little "educational vignettes" narrated by Jon Hamm in the nature of delusion and insanity. Really interested to see where they're going with these season and David's uneasy partnership with Farouk. Noah Hawley has said last season explored insanity in the mind of an individual while this season will look at group or societal madness. Sounds interesting, especially with David and Farouk's conversation about effectively altering reality by manipulating people's minds.

Just wondering if anyone else is enjoying this as much as I am...
I'm not yet caught up  
santacruzom : 4/11/2018 10:56 pm : link
In this season, but I agree... it's quite the achievement. It's a very oblique show, almost like a good Radiohead song. It affects you regardless of whether what you're observing makes much logical sense initially.

And its use of music is usually outstanding.
Agree about the music  
j_rud : 4/11/2018 11:00 pm : link
Last season use of Radioheads Daily Mail was just...I don't even know. Beyond perfect, if that's even possible.
Guess I should have put "potential spoilers" in the title.  
j_rud : 4/11/2018 11:01 pm : link
Sorry sc
The show is so interesting  
NJ_GIANTS : 4/12/2018 12:35 am : link
Not just the story, but the way the film and present the landscape. The environment is such a well developed character too. I really enjoy the acting. It's so different from any other marvel show or movie. I'm really enjoying it.
No sweat  
santacruzom : 4/12/2018 3:25 am : link
A show like this, this early in the season... you almost can't spoil it because it's so much more than witnessing events.
I watch it  
Bill L : 4/12/2018 6:57 am : link
I just don't understand it.
What Bill L said!  
X : 4/12/2018 8:21 am : link
Easily one  
tyrik13 : 4/12/2018 2:42 pm : link
of the best shows on TV, outside of Donald Glover's Atlanta. Absolutely love what Noah Hawley is doing and Dan Stevens is a got damn genius with bringing Legion to life
I've been DVRing it since it began  
T-Bone : 4/12/2018 2:48 pm : link
and plan on binge watching it one day when I don't have anything to do.

Don't know much about the series so I'm a bit surprised to see the name 'Farouk' mentioned above as in the comics I know he was technically the first mutant that Charles Xavier met (the same time he met Storm as a child in Cairo) and is the person most responsible for Xavier starting the X-Men. I'm going to now have to watch this show a lot sooner than later....
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