Review of Legion

Tuesdays, 10:00 PM ET on FX

60 minutes

Follows the struggles of David Haller, a diagnosed schizophrenic who has an odd encounter with another psychiatric patient that raises the question: are the voices he hears and the visions he sees real?
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by Lucy
Jun 18, 2018 6:10PM EDT

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This is a fantastically creative show. Visually stunning, ingeniously written and acted well with mesmerising special effects, Legion was a wild ride that kept me guessing all the way through. The best way I can describe it is a cross between Inception, Stranger Things and X-Men, with Hannibal like visuals and a timeless 60's retro look.

Although it's technically set in the X-men universe, it makes no references to this, apart from using the word "mutant". It's definitely not a traditional superhero story, closer to a character exploration piece, combined with a mystery and a love story?! Either way, it's a refreshing change to watch a show that breaks out of narrative norms and executes itself so creatively.

I would go into more detail about the plot, characters etc, but I think Dan Stevens (David Haller) summed it up best at Comicon when he said that whilst watching Legion we should "enjoy the confusion". So just go watch this magical piece of art, and enjoy being confused and entertained immensely.


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