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boggins wrote:Did nobody watch it?
I'm finding a complete lack of coverage from sites that usually post non-stop about other shows
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KOBE27 wrote:I had the chance to watch it again and if anything I liked it even more. This really is like nothing else out there!
When I heard Noah Hawley was going to do a series using Marvel characters I was skeptical, but then again that was my original reaction when I first heard he was going to do a TV series about the Coen's FARGO, and that turned out to be arguably the best TV show of the past five years.
Easily my favorite new series of the year.
Feb 12 17 12:31 PM
I have to say I struggled with this first episode, and will probably not be continuing with it. The reviews have been very positive, drawing comparisons with Twin Peaks and The Prisoner, and I always enjoy a series linked to the Marvel or DC Universe. However there seemed to be few links with the parent universe, and the story did not have the accessibility of the aforementioned series, both of which I watched from the first episode on release. AS FYL mentioned previously, it just didn't seem to get going, and I had to look at the online episode description to understand what was actually happening, which can't be a good sign.
Perhaps I am biased, and harbour an subconscious resentment for this series. After all, I have waited all my life for a comic based Legion film or TV series, and now when one arrives it does not have "of Super Heroes" as part of the title!
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Dynomutt1977 wrote:except for one fundamental scifi mistake!
Feb 15 17 10:25 AM
I recently saw Legion episode 1 and was completely floored - this show is superb, and is definitely one of my favorite premiere TV episodes of all time. Really enjoyed the '60's rock/folk music, as well as the setting, the trippy/surreal elements, the inability (at times) to distinguish between fantasy & reality, the effects re: Legion's mutant powers, etc.
The show reminded me somewhat of the '99 movie Girl Interrupted, which was set in a mental institution in the 1960's - great film.
The female character Sydney Barrett is an obvious reference to Syd Barrett, one of the founding members of the iconic rock/pop group Pink Floyd. He was only with the group for a short time, but was apparently very influential. Apparently, he also ended up spending some time in a mental hospital.
I will definitely need to check out this episode again - it was that good.
As has been said, the series appears to be set in either the late '60's or '70's, but it's not completely clear; I doubt it's much later than that - i.e., if it were the '80's I think everything would have a completely different "vibe". The hair styles (of the women) on the series are definitely '60's-ish. Also, no one has cell phones & pay phones are still around.
I have many of the New Mutants Classics Trades (through #7) but haven't read all of these volumes yet. I know the Legion character makes his debut in #25/26. Back in the day, I actually preferred New Mutants to the much more iconic & popular Uncanny X-men series; though I didn't follow either series that much at that time. However, I found NM to be much trippier & more interesting - primarily when Bill Sienciewicz was drawing this. Around that same time, I was also a huge fan of BS's work on Moon Knight - he's definitely one of my top ten favorite comic book artists.
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