Legion (Season 1)

Noah Hawley’s visually stunning, mind-boggling take on the superhero genre is a classic-in-the-making.

“Who teaches us to be normal when we’re one of a kind?”

Spawned from the mind of Fargo creator, Noah Hawley, Legion is a vivid head trip into the delightfully bizarre corner of the Marvel mythos. There are no restrictions here. No universes to adhere to, or impatient blockbuster audiences to placate. FX have offered a unique platform for Hawley to just do his thing – and viewers are reaping the rewards. It’s as visually ambitious as television can get – and not just in terms of VFX. DoP Dana Gonzalez never allows the show to settle into a groove. There’s a surreal silent film homage, a surprisingly riveting piece of animated exposition, and enough Inception-esque optical bait-and-switches to make your head hurt. It’s dynamic, in every sense of the word.

Read my full-length season review at Movies | TV | Comics.

Episode Highlights: Chapter 7 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 8Chapter 1

4.5 Stars


Random Thoughts

I think I’m going to start using this blog as a semi-portfolio, collecting any and all articles of significance I write about TV/film. As a result, I’ll be liking to any full-length reviews I write over at Movies \ TV | Comics from now on – it serves as both a helpful plug and a nice way of collecting all the stuff I’m writing.

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