Legion, a tv show review

A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan

1hr (2017-) Action, drama, sci-fi

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“Human beings are the only animal that forms ideas about their world. We perceive it not through our bodies but through our minds. We must agree on what is real. Because of this, we are the only animal on Earth that goes mad.” – Narrator

An intelligent and sophisticated show that is so different that it is barely in the superhero genre where it’s story is based on. Legion is about a man named David Haller who was diagnosed as schizophernic but later on discovers he may be the most powerful mutant of all time. The writing and development is very trippy and you are not spoon fed information. It requires you to think and question everything which motivates you to discover the depths of the characters.

The trailer below features what the first episode is all about and it only gets better from there. Creator and writer Noah Hawley from of the tv series of Fargo and much more has given this show so many layers that it is one of the most fresh and unique shows I have seen in a long time. As a writer, my mind was blown to see how his style took me to the edge of confusion and kept my attention without being completely lost.

More than action, drama, sci-fi it also has black humour, some romance and most importantly becomes a psychological thriller. Using all the concepts of these genres you can see each performance from the main actors are very memorable that I have been going back to rewatch some of them. Some scenes are so epic that they need no dialogue and have an equally impressive soundtrack to them.

Overall its how David’s powers are shown make the show stand out. By far it is the best Marvel television series ever made taking the top spot from Daredevil. I guarantee you will binge watch the whole thing if you watch the entire first episode. Thank you to one of my friends for this recommendation and now I wish to read some of the comics this show is based on. Sadly, there is only going to be one more season but the final season 3 will be out in June this year.

8.4/10

PS – There are many more ways to desribe this tv show but I do not want to give away any spoilers

“A delusion starts like any other idea, as an egg. Identical on the outside, perfectly formed. From the shell, you’d never know anything was wrong. It’s what’s inside that matters.” – Narrator

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