Where do I begin?
Legion will change the way you look at comic book adaptations presented on TV. It’s without a doubt, a flawless visual masterpiece. It presents itself with a unique visual style that itself, in my opinion, makes it the most compelling comic book show to watch unfold.
You don't have to be a comic book fan to watch Legion. It's the perfect combination to please fans on both sides of the spectrum.
There are a few themes highlighted throughout Chapter 1, such as isolation, love, and fear. This is first and foremost a show about David Haller and the journey he faces as he realizes that he's not so insane as he's made to believe he is. That in itself is an incredibly important topic, fear, why else does one make you believe or at least allow you to think in such a manner, it's something the X-Men comics and television adaptations have dealt with, which therefore made them so appealing, that same principle is executed here quite well.
The supporting cast of characters, all with their own quirks and characteristics are memorable and intriguing at first glance, some more than others.
I've found many comic book shows, such as the DC/CW ones for example (and this isn't because I don't enjoy them, I do, it's just easy to notice such markers) to be quite repetitive in their narratives. They follow this structure that recycles itself which can become monotonous. Few shows have defied such nature with the likes of Gotham, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and now Legion. I think as viewers, it's rewarding to be thrilled, surprised and unable to predict where the destination will be, at least for me, and that's what Legion does. There may be a confusing scene or two due to the nature of David's mind, don't be discouraged by this, stay with it, it makes sense. It's a real labor of love.
Do not miss such an evocative feat, Legion starts Thursday, February 9th at 9 pm on FOX and Wednesday, February 8th at 10|9c on FX. I hope you all will enjoy it then. Please head to the comments to share any thoughts, I'll try to answer whatever I can.