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Legion is one of those X-Men characters that I've always liked in small doses but I feel like there is the potential for people to take things wrong with it's reflection of mental illness. I mean, they have the right definition for schizophrenia there.

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Legion is one of those X-Men characters that I've always liked in small doses but I feel like there is the potential for people to take things wrong with it's reflection of mental illness. I mean, they have the right definition for schizophrenia there.

Yeah, if anything, he has multiple personality disorder.

They'll really neuter him for TV I think.

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Is there are recording of the meeting where they settled on Legion? I really want to hear that meeting. 

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The pressers have been specifically pointing to the Spurrier run on Legacy recently as one to look at for this, and if that's the case, I am super fucking encouraged by that. 

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Dan Stevens as David Haller (or whatever the hell they're going to call him)? I'm in.

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Looks delightfully bonkers.

 

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Three episodes in and I want to say I like the show, but I don't. It's trying so hard to be smart that it just ends up being hard to follow. Seriously, if you turn your attention away for just a few seconds you might be lost when you look back. The one thing that surprised me that I did end up liking was Aubrey Plaza. I am not a fan of hers but she is really good as a crazy person and isn't her usual annoying character she plays in everything. There are no tie-ins with the X-Men at all. The evil demon guy reminds me of John Leguizamo as the Clown/Violator in Spawn and it just makes me laugh every time it is on screen. 

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Watched the first four episodes today.  And it's interesting.  The fractured nature of the storytelling has a point in that 'he's crazzy~!' and all that.  But it can be really difficult to follow at times.  The two leads have a very awkward chemistry, which again, I think is the point.  It just isn't that enjoyable.  And I don't really know what I was hoping from this series, but this feels like it is taking forever to move along.   I have the next two episodes ready to go.  I'm still interested enough to continue with them, but that might be my jumping off point.

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I think it started getting good at episode 5. I've completely turned around how I feel about it. I also think Aubrey Plaza deserves an Emmy. I never thought I would say that. 

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So, I watched the first five episodes in the span of roughly 30 hours about ten days ago.  Came back around to watch episode six and holy fuck was that a mistake.  Not the episode itself, which I think is par for the course (with bonus weird dance Bond opening for some reason), but the show in general.  I had forgotten just how 'different' the show is and it took me awhile to adjust.  And I don't think I did.

I'm out until the season is over.  Still interested enough to finish the season at least, but I think I need to watch it over a few days rather than week to week.

Randomly: Is this set in current time?  I'm getting a big 1977 vibe and don't know if I'm supposed to. 

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I was unaware that the season was only 8 episodes.  So I watched the last two today.  And they may have been the most straightforward of the season.  And I still really do not know how I feel about this show.  Really feels like it slipped into style over everything.  They Bond sequence, the silent movie and the Pink Floyd all felt inserted just to be weird.  I have no idea.  Polly in for a season 2, but maybe not weekly. 

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