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TOPIC: Legion: The best superhero show on TV

Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 10:50 #266867

And it returns tomorrow! Finally.

Then again, it doesn't have much competition.

This is a show that benefits from a shorter season from the rest, because it's so tightly paced and gets to avoid the "trace by numbers bad guy of the week" bullshit other shows fall into. It's smart, dark (and dark humor!), and thrilling. It has characters that are more than just "the annoying one" and "the one who bosses people around" and "the one with that one useful power or does science things"... who knew that was possible!

I could spend 4 pages shitting on the other superhero shows (especially the CW ones), but I'll save that for anyone that wants to actually defend them. Anyway, just watch Legion. And if you haven't watched Season 1, do that first.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 10:51 #266868

..but Supergirl is hot
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 11:26 #266869

Agreed that Legion is the best superhero show by far.

Supergirl is hot but her show flat out sucks.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 11:28 #266870

LEGION is good. I watched the whole first season in a binge on a flight to India. I like the character of Legion, too. Bill Sienkiewicz (sp?) work on this was mind-blowing to my adolescent self.

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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 11:28 #266871

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..but Supergirl is hot
I recommend the google searches rather than her shitty show. I can only handle so much middle school level relationship drama.

Also I thought PMS only liked average looking women... WTF IS THIS WORLD COMING TO?
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 11:30 #266872

That’s a good recommendation. Mad Dog is right, I can’t sit through more than 12 seconds of that show. Who’s writing those scripts?! They’re awful.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 11:32 #266873

I assume they hired a bunch of former Nickelodeon writers to handle the writing and 8 year olds to do the action.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 02 Apr 2018 11:38 #266874

Yes to Legion. It's so, so good. And its sense of style is incredible, it creates this eternal psychic 60s vibe that I just wanna live in.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 05 Apr 2018 08:57 #266984

Great season premiere. Loved the dance-off scene even though I had no idea what was going on.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 06 Apr 2018 12:13 #267062

It was their way of showing a psychic battle rather than just displaying random rays shooting from their heads.

I'd rather watch the dance off.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 06 Apr 2018 19:59 #267079

jeb wrote:
LEGION is good. I watched the whole first season in a binge on a flight to India. I like the character of Legion, too. Bill Sienkiewicz (sp?) work on this was mind-blowing to my adolescent self.


Binging Legion then walking off the plane into India had to be pretty surreal. I remember watching The Matrix for the first time and immediately walking into a Staples where all the employees were wearing white shirts and ties.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 07 Apr 2018 09:31 #267091

Legion is the smartest thing on television right now. It could be described as experimental in today's media world except that it isn't really original, only original for 2018 in a world of copycat dead duplicative tv series. The best comparison of Legion to any other tv show would be The Prisoner (1967-68)--this makes it unique. Who is number 1? I am number 6.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 07 Apr 2018 19:11 #267100

Santorum wrote:
It was their way of showing a psychic battle rather than just displaying random rays shooting from their heads.

I'd rather watch the dance off.

I watched the premier last night and do not recall a dance off. Maybe I drifted off. Now I'll have to rewatch it.

Ok, this was not in the version I torrented. Serves me right.

Edit: I just dozed off during the dance off.

Warning: Spoiler! [ Click to expand ]
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 14 Apr 2018 11:04 #267524

Episode 2 explains it further. So watch that.
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Legion: The best superhero show on TV 14 Apr 2018 11:52 #267528

I tried watching this the other day but the guy looks too much like the kid from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so I gave up
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