Saturday, February 11, 2017

Legion Pilot Review - Chapter 1

Network: FX

Genre: Superhero, Science Fiction, Psychological Thriller

Airs: Wednesdays at 10/9c

My Rating: ★★★★☆

Synopsis: David Haller was diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, and has been a patient in various psychiatric hospitals since. After Haller has an encounter with a fellow psychiatric patient, he is confronted with the possibility that there may be more to him than mental illness.

My Thoughts: This show is going to be a ride! Even though I came out of the pilot episode with some confusion still, it was overall a great start to a new show. For those whose don't know, this show takes place in the X-Men universe (but is unrelated to the movies from what I have read). As someone who personally is obsessed with most comic book related media, I was very much looking forward to this show and it did not disappoint. The visual effects are trippy, the storytelling is cerebral, and the main character - David Haller (played by Dan Stevens) - is an unreliable narrator that we can all root for. David has been placed in a psychiatric hospital by his sister and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but what he doesn't realize is that he may not have a mental illness at all. Overall, I'm very excited to continue on with this show. The premise is interesting and the first season has been set for only 8 episodes, which should allow for a concise and engaging season of television. I personally don't think you need to have any X-Men comic knowledge to watch this show, so I would recommend that everyone try it.

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