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Blazing Ownager
Jun 2, 2007

I ain't got time to bleed.

Bored posted:

She is actually watching it. No questions, no texting people, just watching the show. I'm not sure I've ever seen her this rapt in a show.

Welp, that's my story. Bye.

It really is one of the most unique shows on TV. Definitely not like other genre shows.

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Bust Rodd
Oct 21, 2008

Pull up dem pants, Cuphead

The weakness of season 1 is that it starts much more off the rails than it ends and some of the “promises” set up in the pilot and ep. 1 just peter out. Daniel’s psychosis tapping into his mutant abilities and warping the world around them was more severe and psychedelic and as the show goes on he becomes more of a pew-pew super hero (culminating in like a literal Goku energy ball fight).

My biggest wish for S2 is they try to get back to weirder expressions of his ability.

Aleph Null
Jun 10, 2008


Bust Rodd posted:

The weakness of season 1 is that it starts much more off the rails than it ends and some of the “promises” set up in the pilot and ep. 1 just peter out. Daniel’s psychosis tapping into his mutant abilities and warping the world around them was more severe and psychedelic and as the show goes on he becomes more of a pew-pew super hero (culminating in like a literal Goku energy ball fight).

My biggest wish for S2 is they try to get back to weirder expressions of his ability.

It was obvious that he still has the capacity based on what he did to those goons when Shadow King was in charge of his body for a bit. He just has to learn to get to it without losing control.

I'm also worried about the final minutes of the season finale. It seems like a setup for a different show or at least a completely different genre. It came out of nowhere. I guess that makes about as much sense as anything else that happened.

Field Mousepad
Mar 21, 2010
BAE

The end was definitely puzzling. I have no idea where they're going from here and I don't know it that's a good or bad thing.

Habibi
Dec 8, 2004

We have the capability to make San Jose's first Cup Champion.

The Sharks could be that Champion.


Binged this show over the past week and just caught up on the thread. drat. That was some wild eight episode ride, holy hell.

I don't think I've seen it mentioned, but in addition to all the other subtle(ish) nods to the X-Men origins of the character (such as the various Is), in the forest fight scene, Cary (gently caress, Kerry?) appears to be wearing essentially a classic blue X-Men style jumpsuit. At least, that was my takeaway.

Affi
Dec 18, 2005

Break bread wit the enemy

X GON GIVE IT TO YA


Rewatching this with my girlfriend. Or rather my ex girlfriend because that gently caress didn't like this show. Fucker makes me sit through greys anatomy and she thinks this is bad.


(I kid but she really has horrible taste in what she watches)

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

Deal With it Midgardian

It's hard to recommend this show to people who know about X-men because I find a lot of people don't like comics Legion, and find it hard to believe a show about him would be interesting.

MOVIE MAJICK
Jan 4, 2012



What's wrong with comics legion?

Sinners Sandwich
Jan 4, 2012

Give me your friend's BURGERS and SANDWICHES, I'll put out the fire.

I havn't read the modern stuff but he's kind of a very different character. Straight up non verbal autistic in his first appearances. More of a setpiece or plot hook than a character

Bust Rodd
Oct 21, 2008

Pull up dem pants, Cuphead

And in the Ultimate X-Men he is a truly horrific villain

He mind controls one of Proffessor Xavier’s old girlfriends, uses his powers to rend time and space asunder and eventually Collossus, thinking quickly, crushes him under a city bus like a cockroach in the split second he is distracted my Ice Man impaling him.

Hakkesshu
Nov 3, 2009



Comics Legion has gotten a lot of love in recent years, including his self-titled book by Simon Spurrier which probably helped this show see the light of day.

Pussy Quipped
Jan 29, 2009



I've been having fun recommending this show to people while purposefully avoiding any mention of X-men or mutants.

Field Mousepad
Mar 21, 2010
BAE

That is absolutely the best way to do it. I got so many people hooked on this show because I described it like that.

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

Deal With it Midgardian

Yea, sadly, the majority of people I know know who legion is.

Sinners Sandwich
Jan 4, 2012

Give me your friend's BURGERS and SANDWICHES, I'll put out the fire.

Clicking this thread every new message thinking it's season 2 details

Slightly Absurd
Mar 22, 2004


twistedmentat posted:

Yea, sadly, the majority of people I know know who legion is.

The comics aren't that bad. They probably watched Batman V Superman or Justice League, or worse suicide squad, Legion [The TV Show/really any form] is way better than that

kuddles
Jul 16, 2006

Like a fist wrapped in blood...

Slightly Absurd posted:

The comics aren't that bad. They probably watched Batman V Superman or Justice League, or worse suicide squad, Legion [The TV Show/really any form] is way better than that
When I heard about it, I just thought how tired I was of superhero comic materials in general, let alone how generic a lot of the stuff had become, especially with how defenders would go "No, this one is different in style because XXXXXX" and I would watch it and find those claims to be heavily overstated. If I hadn't googled Noah Hawley after finishing with Fargo, there is zero percent chance I would have gotten around to watching it.

Bust Rodd posted:

The weakness of season 1 is that it starts much more off the rails than it ends and some of the “promises” set up in the pilot and ep. 1 just peter out. Daniel’s psychosis tapping into his mutant abilities and warping the world around them was more severe and psychedelic and as the show goes on he becomes more of a pew-pew super hero (culminating in like a literal Goku energy ball fight).

My biggest wish for S2 is they try to get back to weirder expressions of his ability.
While I loved what Legion did for the first season, my biggest complaint with it is the same as with a lot of these series in how they feel compelled to jump to "the world is in peril because of a big bad entity" as quickly as they can. I think they could have drawn out the "how much is it legitimate superpowers and how much is it he's an unreliable narrator with schizophrenia" narrative for much longer.

Same with Jessica Jones. Maybe it's just me, but I would have been satisfied with a whole season or two first where you just watch a functioning alcoholic detective who just happens to have super-strength solve minor mysteries in New York.

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Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


I also weirdly wanted Jessica Jones to have some more procedural elements even though I hate procedurals. It would’ve worked better to pad out Marvel’s unnecessarily long seasons than stretching the Kilgrave arc did.

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