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Old 02-09-2017, 12:09 AM   #1
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Did anyone else watch this tonight on FX? I thought it was absolutely brilliant, very unique, deceptively funny and absurdly interesting. It was created for FX by Noah Hawley (Fargo), it's based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name and is connected to the X-Men film series. If you missed it the pilot episode is being replayed Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 on FX (channel 267 on Shaw)

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David Haller was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, and has been a patient in various psychiatric hospitals since. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow psychiatric patient, he is confronted with the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness.
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:12 AM   #2
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:49 AM   #3
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Like I said I the comic book thread I found it pretty strange to start with. However, since watching breaking bad, I knew to stick with a show for a few episodes and then decide. Turns out just needed to wait a bit during episode 1. Really enjoyed it and I do not know anything about the comics as I never read any as a kid
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:27 AM   #4
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It is filmed like no other tv show that I can think of. The effects and the camera angles alone kept me interested. I have no idea what's going on after one episode but I'll stay with it for a few more.
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Haven't watched it and was planning on waiting for the entire season to air before starting but rethink that. Listening to the NPR podcast Fresh Air this morning Legion was given such a growing review I'll probably end up checking it out now.

Show creator and runner Noah Hawley isn't afraid of a challenge. He also created and continues to run the Fargo show.
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Old 02-09-2017, 02:18 PM   #6
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Saw it... loved it. I wonder if they're going to have him have Dissociative Identity Disorder like they did in the comics or if it'll only be something resembling Schizophrenia.

Either way I'm watching. Great creative team, great cast, great soundtrack.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:35 PM   #7
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If I had to describe what's going on in Legion so far:

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Am I the only one legitimately creeped out by "the devil with the yellow eyes"?
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I thought the second episode was even better then the pilot, this show is going to be awesome.
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Last night's episode was awesome. The last 10 minutes was an amazing display of film making.

One of my favorite shows on TV currently that I look forward to each week.
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I'm not going to be able to watch last night's episode until later today. I thought last week's episode was a nice step towards unraveling some of the mysteries in the show.
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Visually its fine.

But the show seems to be losing its way. The characters just aren't interesting.

I can't imagine it lasts long on Fox. The story line is just too obtuse.
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It's not on Fox.
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Didn't know anything about Legion before jumping into this series, was recommended by a friend.

I can't be bothered with all the other "Network / Polished" comicbook TV series.

This one looks and feels different, something unique in an over-saturated genre.
I'm a couple episodes in and both me and the girlfriend are really enjoying it.
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It's not on Fox.
Ah, d'oh, FX.

Still, its pretty terribly written.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:28 AM   #16
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I've really enjoyed this. Something different for sure.

Not a huge fan of the female lead though, although to be fair the role isn't much either.

Anyone else notice how the world in that series doesn't actually fit with any real-world timeline? It's quite subtle, but obvious enough that it has to be deliberate. Cool stuff.
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Loving this show so far.
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Renewed for a second season that will be released in 2018.
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So any idea who the fat blobby monster is inside David's head? Is it Mojo or someone similar?
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So any idea who the fat blobby monster is inside David's head? Is it Mojo or someone similar?
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Have not watched the latest episode, so this is just speculation. I've heard they actually reveal the identity in the latest episode.
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