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Thread: Legion. X-Men Spin-off TV series

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    I am only 2 episodes in, but... how is nobody talking about this show!?! Is there another thread somewhere? I am loving it so far.

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    Never heard of it until now?
    When you say Its hard, it actually means Im not strong enough to fight for it. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!

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    It's great so far!

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    Not for me. Couldn't get through the first episode. Too much like a Wes Anderson film and I do not like Wes Anderson films.
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    I almost stopped watching the first episode, but stuck it out. I'm glad I did. It got better at the end.

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    You'll see the promo I cut for episode 6 tonight, after the end of ep 5


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    I like that it's totally weird, like a bad acid trip.
    There are enough classic superhero stories around, no need to repeat that.
    The lead character is messed up, and the story should be told this way.
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    I've been enjoying it so far. Quite trippy.

    My wife just pointed out the lead is Matthew from Downton Abbey.

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    /puts on comic nerd hat

    OK, firstly, this show IS AMAZING!!!! (And this is coming from a DC fan, so I hope you understand the weight of that statement).
    I kept hearing about Legion but only discovered it was on Hulu earlier this week so I marathoned it. W00T!
    I, do, however, have to admit that I have not read Legion. So I cannot nit pick about accuracy. I am not a big Marvel reader. What shocked the hell out of me was discovering in the credits who wrote the comic!!!!
    CHRIS. CLAREMONT.
    I was floored because he is my favorite Marvel author! He created some of the most iconic stories of the 80s; he is the one who invented Mohawk Storm. Other than her looking like she is a bass player punk rocker, why does this matter??
    Mohawk Storm was not just a costume change to sell comics the way they do these days *cough Thor cough*,
    it was plot induced. The reason it is one of my favorite X-Men Stories (kind of a tie with Wolverine gets married) is because it is about the vulnerability of human emotion and that identity can be fragile regardless of who you are. Storm actually has an identity crisis and her punk look was part of her trying to find where she belonged. Amazing storyline, and if you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. Bonus, she cuts a b1tch who has an eyepatch.
    Basically, Chris Claremont understands humanity and imperfection. Delivers it beautifully. So I shouldn't have been surprised that Legion was his.
    /puts Psychiatric hat on top of Comic Nerd Hat
    I know a lot about Psychiatric issues and the thought pattern of a chemically unbalanced mind. I didn't get my degree in it cuz I didn't want to go to school for that long, but I learned what I have from experiences in my life, I will leave it at that.
    An unbalanced mind does not have a linear thought process. So when you were halfway through the Pilot and like "why is the story jumping all over the place and half of this stuff seems irrelevant?" A few of the episodes thus far have followed this pattern, and it is very much intentional. We experience the story the way he experiences life. Almost unstuck from time, confused and not always certain if what is happening is real or in his head. For some this is not entertaining to watch. For nerds like myself, I am like "DAMN, that is some good writing right there."
    It can totally mess with your mind ala Westworld style, but it is also a great storytelling device that allows us to see other sides of the character (s) we may otherwise not have access to from a linear perspective. It creates immense character depth within the existing plot. And being able to pull it off is extremely difficult. I feel like the writers have such control on this uncontrollable seemingly endless character.
    Just 2 reasons why Legion is epic and might be worth a 2nd look.
    Thank you for anyone who took the time to read this <3

    -Diana (who should be re-rooting and not raving right now)
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