Somebody please explain to me how FX’s Legion just became the best Marvel or DC adaption ever. Damn.
If you’ve ever watched X-Men, and thought “This is pretty weird. What if it was 700% weirder, with a dash of horror?” Watch Legion.
It did a pretty good job of speaking about mental illness (of which the show is based around). It made it very clear that mental illness does not define you as a person – it is not who you are.
Also, an asexual romance?? It’s very Pushing Daisies, where the girl doesn’t want to even be touched, even though she’s in love, so they do things like hold separate ends of a handkerchief to hold hands.
Like, one episode of this damn show had more character development than 20 Marvel and DC movies, and it still managed to cram in one of the most badass action sequences I’ve ever seen.
The star of the show is a white guy (his character is the son of Charles Xavier), but it co-stars Aubrey Plaza (and introduces some more POC near the end of the episode). And I bet in just this one episode, Aubrey Plaza had more lines than all other POC in all other Marvel movies combined (which, isn’t saying a ton since the bar is abysmally low).
Just damn. If you want X-Men, but if the directors were on an acid trip, check this shit out.