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 UnknownfearContributor
Feb 9, 2017 2:48AM EST
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This Review is based on the pilot of "Legion" which premieres 2/8/2017, Wednesday's at 10:00 on FX.

As far as pilots go, this is one of the very best I've seen. (I've seen hundreds).
The series is thought-provoking, has immaculate attention to detail, and is presented to us through the mind of a deeply disturbed individual -- or so he thinks. There are definitely similarities to be drawn between David (Dan Stevens) and Eliot of Mr. Robot. But whereas Eliot is introverted and anti-social, David is more like this sane guy who sees things and now believes he's crazy and his thoughts are all over the place. He's scared of whats happening to him, and so are we. The pilot is masterfully done and you really grow attached to the characters. It's a full 90 minutes, and when it was over, I found myself wishing it would go on forever. This is truly good TV.

I have no idea where they plan to go with this show, but I'm really excited to tune in next Wednesday and find out. Maybe we'll get to see some TV re-imaginings of Mutant's we've seen on the big screen.

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Feb 9, 2017 2:39PM EST

It is one of the most compelling pilots in years!

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