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Legion (2018 FX) Season Two *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    Watched ep3 & 4
    A lot of work goes into the opening credits for 1-3 and in 4 the opening credits come in 56 minutes into the episode (the end of the episode)!

    Great show.
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2018
  2. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I've mentioned a couple times how I'm not feeling it this season. Here's an article from TVLine's Dave Nemetz in which says the same thing, but much better worded (and ten times as many!).

    Heading into Tuesday’s Season 2 finale, FX’s Legion remains one of the most visually inventive and ambitious shows anywhere on television. But as a fan, after nearly full two seasons, I’m left wondering: What are all those mind-bending visuals adding up to, exactly?

    I was a huge fan of Legion from the very first episode — enough to give it an “A” grade in TVLine’s original review last year. I loved creator Noah Hawley’s offbeat, psychedelic take on the standard comic-book drama, and was instantly hooked on David Haller’s transformation from troubled mental patient to telekinetically blessed mutant. Season 1’s eight episodes were a bit confounding at times, yes, but they told a complete story, and set up an intriguing universe that was ripe for exploration in Season 2. Legion‘s hopelessly fragmented, damn near impenetrable sophomore run, though, has felt more like it’s running in circles.

    More at the link...
    Legion Check-In: Has FX's Comic-Book Drama Lost the Plot in Season 2?
  3. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2017
    I'm now at ep 5 and i think this season is excellent. Very Lynchian. :)
  4. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I just finished the season, and I still like it a a lot. This year was oddly simpler and more linear than last at its heart...David and Farouk raced to find Farouk's body, as David turns to the Dark Side. Certainly not a conventional way of telling the story, but a surprisingly straightforward story. I'll be very curious to see where they go from here...it's hard to see how David can be redeemed, so I kind of hope he'll be the Big bad next year.
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    I thought this season was self-indulgent. Amazing, incredible, stylistic, but without a story strong enough to support it. Beauty without a beast.

    The race to Farouk's body almost seemed a side-show to all the other story lines. Which ended up having -zero- consequence on anything. Minotaurs, chattering teeth, announcements in the background, food rivers, yada yada... all irrelevant graffiti in the end. Characters came, characters went (Ptonomy? Melanie?) with no reason.

    I did like the end. David becoming (or being) the bad guy (maybe) is a nice twist, with potential. I'll come back for Season Three, at least at first, and see how it goes. With a slightly tighter, more focused story (it doesn't have to be a CBS procedural, but it can't be a continuous LSD trip either), maybe I'll stick around.

    I agree with Rob's comment that it was a straightforward story. I just wish they hadn't used ten episodes to tell a two hour story. This show could be so much more.
  6. Shakhari

    Shakhari Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    I'm OK with David going to the dark side, because everyone is right, he really is insane. What I don't get is why Farouk, who really is a monster as well and has done some truly terrible things, including murdering countless people, is suddenly forgiven and walking around free just because David lost it. Yeah, OK, they need him to fight David, but he gets a pass? Really? Especially since he already went head to head with David and got his ass kicked.
  7. KDeFlane

    KDeFlane Active Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Silicon Valley
    And thus we end on Episode #11 for this season (but script #210, because they were originally picked up for a ten-ep season which was expanded to eleven). The episode was titled "Chapter 19" (for the 2-season run), with slate markers for "CHAPTER TEN: Three Years Later" (which seemed plunked in the middle of the action) and "CHAPTER TWELVE: Trial of the Shadow King" (followed by pages of text).

    It feels like at least some of that could have been quoting another source, but I haven't found any originals.

    And the closing song over the credits was saying something like "This isn't real, this isn't happening." I choose to believe this storyline was real, not all inside David's head, but...
  8. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    It was a cover of Tori Amos's "Cornflake Girl," so the line is technically "this is not, this is not, this is not really happening." But then the next line is "You bet your life it is."

    Don't worry, I'm sure it will all be explained in Season 3. :D

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