Legion: Chapter 20
June 26, 2019 3:20 PM - Season 3, Episode 1 - Subscribe

David gets a new friend.

Ok. So...I never watched Legion before, but I saw it was on last night, and it was the season premier, so I went with it. Glad I did. I have no idea how it relates to the first two seasons, but, man, that was some captivating hallucinatory eye candy going on in this episode.

Anywho, it sure was fun.
posted by Thorzdad (16 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I think it's fair to say "captivating hallucinatory eye candy" just about covers the series as a whole, so you might enjoy going back and watching it from the beginning if you can (there have been some major shifts in allegiance over the series, you might be surprised).

Personally, it's one of my favourite things ever - definitely at or near the top of my list of Marvel adaptations - and I'm really glad it's back and even more glad it's coming to an end, because I'd rather have a limited story with some sense of structure. I'm looking forward to watching the whole thing through to see how it plays.
posted by Grangousier at 4:09 PM on June 26 [2 favorites]

My one word review of this episode, and most of last season: "What?"
posted by Marticus at 4:10 PM on June 26

I’m very glad to see that it starts with some real narrative drive. Season 2 had a tendency to lock up into navel gazing way too frequently. More like this please.
posted by hwestiii at 4:33 PM on June 26 [2 favorites]

Looks like they're going to deal with the whole end of season 2 Rapist David plot by ignoring it happened.
posted by fullerine at 1:38 AM on June 27

Yeah, I was worried about this after the awful heel-turn of last season, but I enjoyed this episode. It seems like a smart move not to tell it from David's POV any more.
posted by whir at 5:54 AM on June 27

Yeah, certainly one way to get around totally imploding your protagonist is to just introduce a new protagonist. Plus, they made some effort towards bringing Ptonomy back, even if his time in the mainframe seems so far to have just turned him into Basket-Head-Guy 2.0.
posted by mstokes650 at 9:35 AM on June 27

Oh wow, that was Lauren from the Hawaii season of Terrace House.
posted by cazoo at 10:06 AM on June 27

I still predict they're building to a big reveal of how deeply Farouk has twisted everything (including Syd) and maybe that all the characters are personalities in David's mind.
posted by kokaku at 11:19 AM on June 27 [2 favorites]

I fell behind on the last season while it was airing, and then after seeing the reactions to the last episode I decided to just hit pause, enjoy the first season as its own thing, and wait to see if season 3 was a step in the right direction or if it doubled down. Worth jumping back in now?
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:24 PM on June 27 [1 favorite]

Worth jumping back in now?

Probably too early to tell. Lauren Tsai is a great addition, and the production design is somehow even better, but who knows where the plot is headed.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 1:11 PM on June 27 [1 favorite]

I did a rewatch of the first two seasons, and found that the s2 ender sat better with me. I definitely still think that they could and should have handled David's heel turn better overall--but did eat some small crow by having to admit more of its groundwork was laid than I remembered or noticed at the time, even in season 1. David violating Syd's boundaries from the get-go; Lenny having some pointed questioning about did she really know him, and if so, which him. That sort of thing!

I still pretty much expect every wheel to fly off over the course of this season, but will be delighted to be wrong.
posted by Drastic at 7:35 AM on June 28

Looks like they're going to deal with the whole end of season 2 Rapist David plot by ignoring it happened.

Farouk called out Syd wanting to take revenge on David. I wouldn't call that ignoring it happened....
posted by Pendragon at 1:45 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]




In the laundromat! Hoping this means she's recurring.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:56 PM on August 11 [1 favorite]

Dude, the entire band is in this scene.

Even the song!

What a perfect band/song to write into this show.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 4:57 PM on August 11

I apologize for live commenting my reactions to a celeb cameo. I just really like Superorganism.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 5:15 PM on August 11 [1 favorite]

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