Legion is my new favorite T.V. show!
Legion is the most remarkable new show on television! FX really put together the most visually creative T.V. show I have ever seen. The cinematography is so unique and unconventional. They are constantly finding new ways to innovate the aesthetics and visuals within Legion. Legion is gorgeous fun and smart entertainment.
Legion is an X-Men spin off show that adapts the most underrated and insane character know as David in Legion. He is actually crazy with mind powers that he cannot even fathom. Legion uses very unique and engaging film shots, color schemes, eccentric costumes, dazzling effects, beautiful pans, and focused direction to portray a completely crazy character. Legion will keep you guessing about what is going to happen next. Meanwhile, you'll be impressed by the care put into the direction, character development, and the narrative subversion that is constantly surprising you.
The acting is absolutely phenomenal. Dan Stevens has proven that he can be more than the dramatic mope Matthew from Downton Abbey or the melodramatic Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Stevens plays David as a thoughtful man that is clearly depressed. He is so uncertain of himself that he has trouble controlling his mind. Stevens portrays insanity, confusion, depression, isolation, desperation, and uncertainty all while maintaining a certain level of charm and charisma.
Lastly, Aubrey Plaza is inspired as Lenny. She comes into her own as one of the greatest actresses working right now. I swear that is not hyperbole as she is breathtakingly brilliant in Legion. She has instantaneously catapulted herself into a respected actress that is operating on another level. Her role is so multi-faceted that a lesser actress would play it monotonously. Plaza is spectacular as she blends Lenny's curious and crazy nature with the conniving creature that is The Shadow King. Plaza plays a simultaneously sweet, sexy, and sultry tease while also diving deep in David's subconscious with a garish glee. Aubrey Plaza deserves all the praise she is receiving for her performance as Lenny in Legion. She is devilish divine!
You must make take the time to watch Legion right now. Experience the greatest mind destroying show out there.