Legion

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Legion, based on the Marvel Comics, follows the story of David Haller – a troubled young man who may be more than human.
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English [CC]
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  1. 1. Chapter 1
    February 7, 2017
    1 h 7 min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    David considers whether the voices he hears might be real.
  2. 2. Chapter 2
    February 14, 2017
    47min
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    English [CC]
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    David reflects on his past with the help of new friends.
  3. 3. Chapter 3
    February 21, 2017
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    David searches for answers, while a threat looms.
  4. 4. Chapter 4
    February 28, 2017
    55min
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    David's in trouble, while his friends search for answers.
  5. 5. Chapter 5
    March 7, 2017
    52min
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    David faces a new threat.
  6. 6. Chapter 6
    March 14, 2017
    51min
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    David goes back to where it all started.
  7. 7. Chapter 7
    March 21, 2017
    44min
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    David tries to find a way out of his predicament.
  8. 8. Chapter 8
    March 28, 2017
    47min
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    David faces his biggest challenge yet.

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  1. Bonus: Legion First Look
    January 21, 2017
    2min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Take a first look at the new series from Fargo creator Noah Hawley produced by FX Productions and Marvel Television.

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2017
Network
FX
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G. MosleyReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsA television show worthy of cinema
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There are not that many television shows that reward DVD purchases immediately, but "Legion" does. The DVD set has minimal extras -- no actor or director commentaries at all and only a few production promos tacked on. At only a few episodes, the disk set seems expensive. However, the visual density of the show is incredible. Noah Hawley deserves a great deal of the credit he is receiving, but he was not the director for most of the episodes, and the producers/directors did phenomenal work. Needless to say, the special effects are extraordinary, but these are meaningless without a vision to integrate them, and that's what "Legion" has. Whether it is dance or 1960's/1970's rock or Futurist or Futurism fashion (1920's vs. 1960's), all of the pieces are synthesized and not a pastiche. In the hands of other shows and directors, the effect is like going into a theme restaurant, where 'nick nacks' are plastered on the walls without intent or effect. In "Legion," there is an aesthetic, and that's worth looking at as well as watching.
35 people found this helpful
Heather AbbottReviewed in the United States on July 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsA Visionary & Innovative Masterpiece!
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I got into the show recently and after getting recommendations from friends I saw the first episode and was hooked plus I love the backstory in the comics with Legion being Xavier's son and it would be great to see him next season. The characters are dynamic and bold, the directors and writers have done an amazing job giving us a visionary show like this to enjoy. I am now re-watching the episodes with my husband who is loving it as well as he is into this stuff anyway. The Shadowking is the perfect villain and Dan Stevens has taken this role and made it his own in every way. I could not really see anyone else doing it now. The other actors are superb as well. I love the way the writers and directors have utilized such a massive amount of symbolism and color effects to depict the two different sides of David. I even noticed more hints when I re-watched it, as you can see X's and O's everywhere and the dog becoming the angry boy, to Lenny and the Shadowking worked really well! Amazing show and cannot wait for next season!! We need more shows like this one!
19 people found this helpful
Matthew D'SouzaReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsLegion Is My New Favorite Show!
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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.
18 people found this helpful
PublicNameReviewed in the United States on March 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsFantastic storytelling
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There is so much to love about this show that it is difficult to know where to start. Dan Stevens's performance is incredible and different from what I have seen him do before. I won't sing the praises of any other actors so as not to spoil the story line (trust me, you don't want to know how many episodes some of the actors are in, so stay away from the IMDB page until you've finished the season). But I will confess that I cheered out loud (and very inappropriately, given the events on the screen) at the end of the penultimate episode when a certain fantastic character appeared who I had not expected to see again.

The writing is great, too. Both the dialogue and the story itself. The show is visually beautiful, and definitely does not suffer from the oppressive sameness in palette that afflict other Marvel shows/movies.

Yes, this does take place in the Marvel universe. But the only time I was reminded of this fact was at the end of the show when the big red screen with MARVEL on it popped up. Otherwise, it barely feels like a show based in a comic book universe. Yes, there are many characters running around with mutant/super powers. But those powers aren't used to solve problems faster/better than a normal human could solve them. Rather, those powers are used to fashion a world that is recognizable but distinct from our own, in which we are given a taste of how many people in our own world might be experiencing life everyday.

I have already re-watched several episodes and I look forward to re-watching the entire season at least once before season 2. Great job, Baranskis!
61 people found this helpful
NicoleReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsUnexpectedly fantastic
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The first season of Legion completely blew me away. The main character, David Haller, is Legion of X-Men fame, but this doesn't feel like a comic book spin-off. The main focus on the first season was David's mental illness. The audience struggles with David as he tries to determine if his powers are truly real or another product of his illness. The whole show has a trippy vibe that's absolutely delightful. Can't wait for the next round!
10 people found this helpful
Andrew BReviewed in the United States on April 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsIt is like if Wes Anderson and David Lynch had a cloned ...
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E. WhiteReviewed in the United States on October 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsCerebral and Eccentric
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Noah Hawley delivers again! Legion is another great production. It's cerebral and full of little details. It can be enjoyed on two levels: casually and intensely. While the plot and cerebral aspect of the show may go over some heads or frustrate others, it is undeniably refreshing. The use of light is outstanding, possibly even groundbreaking. It is almost like the use of light and color is it's open character in the show.
It's based around mutants, but you don't need to have any understanding of Marvel/X-Men to enjoy this show. It feels as though it's in it's own universe. This was the best show of 2017 as far as I'm concerned. It's multi-dimensional, cerebral, and a wild ride.
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QReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2018
1.0 out of 5 starsHorrible
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The plot premise of the mutant boy with special powers is such a cliche, and the evil government agents trying to kill or capture him. Then, the dialogue is terrible. The camera work tries hard to be "creative," but it ends up just being annoying. The whole show is just so jittery and fragmented and cliched that it's an intolerable watching experience.
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