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Legion: The Marvel TV Series (SPOILERS)


#41

I think the people who know the Legion character (well) may have an upper hand in terms of where the character might be going.

EDIT: I also think the comment that it’s all style and no substance is pretty unfounded - People weren’t saying that about the first episodes of Fargo or Twin Peaks or Mad Men. I get that this is a trippier narrative than those, but it’s definitely not just pure style.


#42

Yeah, I mean, I’m no fanboy, so I’m not gonna defend the show stupidly… it could be that the writers didn’t do a good job, but the fact that they put sooo much detail and care into the visual style makes me think that they also made the effort for the script. It’s a little bit early to judge this show, tbh. Could go both ways… But I hope it’s good… or at least entertaining. If this is somewhat similar to Preacher in terms of raw entertainment, it’ll be a win for me.


#43

Considering Noah Hawley’s excellent work on Fargo, I think he knows exactly what he is doing and exactly where the show will go.


#44

I have a slightly different view; given Hawley’s TV experience I think the show’s narrative IS planned out, but that he’s so intent on holding his cards close to his chest at this point that the scenes, in themselves, are a little underwhelming sometimes.

The style isn’t only there to compensate for that, it has a narrative purpose in that it refuses to let the audience settle on a time or a reality that they can count on, but it is also there to amp up the interest and keep you watching.


#45

#46

Visually interesting, but I’m generally not a fan of hallucinations or “trippy” editing (Mr Robot tries my patience)
Ill still give it a go, but I hope future episodes are more straightforward.


#47

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#49

Really good second episode.

It might have toned down the trippiness, but it amped up the dire threat and madness that David endured within himself.


#50

I thought it was still plenty trippy, which is good… Oh And I was glad the directorial change didn’t lower the quality. Very solid 2nd episode… =)


#51

Well, I think Legion is great and it seems to be far more loyal to the comics then what might seem at first glance.

[spoiler] So living in David’s head seems to be;:

  1. The Yellow Eyed Man
  2. The Father in Shadow / The Astronomer
  3. The Angry Boy…
  4. Lenny. [/spoiler]

He’s displayed 3 powers I think I’ve identified so far.

Telekinesis
Telepathy.
Matter Manipulation

My guess is that: [spoiler]

The Angry Boy is telekinesis, the Yellow Eyed Man is matter manipulation, and Lenny is telepathy (as it’s only a power he’s demonstrated in the contemporary narrative, and easily masked by schizophrenia anyway [/spoiler].

I wonder if they’re going to go the whole hog and have the father be revealed as Xavier. It seems like they could go that way.


#52

I dunno… there’s something weird going on with Kerry and Carey… so that makes me wonder…


#53

The fact that he couldn’t see his fathers face, even after trying, screams that the father in that scene might be a fake memory/psychic block.

Also, you forgot that he’s displayed psychokinesis.
Since none of the mutants who saved him were a pyro.
It must mean it’s come from him.


#54

Well…

Pyrokinesis was the first power he “found” (in the comics).


#55

Yeah, and I think Lenny is most similar to the personality who controlled that power in his mind.


#56

Yeah… There could be something to that.


#57

I’m watching the first episode right now and it’s wild, but also really deserves credit for taking it’s time with the characters and not rushing anything. It feels really well-realized as a show in terms of what it wants to be and where it’s going, which has me reeled in for the foreseeable future.


#58

It’s still playing a few too many games for me, but I’ll stick with but for the time being.

It desperately wants to be great. I admire the ambition. I hope it gets there.


#59

I thought this was a good analysis of the first ep… spoilers, obviously =P


#60

I’mma just leave this here: