Legion, an FX Network Original series, debuted in February 2017. The main character is based on the Marvel Comics character by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. The show offers an amazing and talented cast, namely Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, and Rachel Keller. If you missed the premiere run, you really should buy Legion Season 1 on Blu-Ray/DVD as of March 27, 2018. As soon as you’ve seen it all, you’ll be glad you didn’t just stream it online.
Legion Season 1 Synopsis:
Legion follows David Haller, a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic as a child, David’s been in-and-out of mental hospitals his entire life. Currently institutionalized, David spends his time with his chatterbox friend Lenny (Plaza), a life-long drug and alcohol addict and fellow patient, with boundless optimism that her luck is about to change. However, an explosive encounter with a new patient (Keller) forces David to confront the shocking possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees may actually be real. Haunted, David escapes, and with the help of a nurturing but demanding therapist (Smart) and her team of specialists’ unconventional methods, he embarks on an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that leads to a new world of possibilities… and a new level of unexpected danger.
I am always wary of new superhero or comic book-inspired television shows. What makes a good comic doesn’t always translate to good TV. It’s also my policy to never trust studios and networks to give a show time to find an audience. So, it’s with great pleasure I can unequivocally say Legion knocks it out of the park.
Legion Season 1 offers an incredibly creative adaptation of a dark and twisted Marvel Comics character, David Haller. He’s one of the few Omega Level Mutants and Noah Hawley (Creator/Writer) has taken this uncanny character to a whole other level of greatness. With a challenging storytelling style and brilliant world building, Legion needs to be on your current watchlist.
Legion Season 1 Blu-Ray/DVD Content
Fractured Reality: A Different Kind of Hero
Make-Up (Making the Devil with the Yellow Eyes)
The behind-the-scenes footage and featurettes will absolutely push this to the top of your favorite comic-inspired series. You’ll learn more about how this show came to be and how its style blends nostalgia with the unreliability of the infinite possibilities of futurism.
Legion returned to FX on April 3, 2018, for Season 2. Trust me, you definitely want to catch up and see what’s in store for David and the Mutants of Summerland. The first several episodes already prove Season 1 was no fluke.
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