Legion: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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Bold, intelligent, and visually arresting, Legion is a masterfully surreal and brilliantly daring departure from traditional superhero conceits.



Critic Ratings: 89


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User Ratings: 3352

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Air date: Feb 8, 2017
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Tv Season Info

David (Dan Stevens) battles mental illness and wonders if the visions he experiences are real following a strange encounter with a fellow patient. After being rescued by a group of mutants, David journeys into his own mind piecing together the fragments of his memory to unearth a dangerous foe and unlock his true power.


Dan Stevens
as David Haller
Aubrey Plaza
as Lenny Busker
Jean Smart
as Melanie Bird
Rachel Keller
as Sydney 'Syd' Barrett
Jeremie Harris
as Ptonomy Wallace
Amber Midthunder
as Kerry Loudermilk
Katie Aselton
as Amy Haller
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Critic Reviews for Legion Season 1

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (35)

Even if you barely understand a thing that's going on (and be patient; chances are you will), "Legion" is a joy to watch, surreal and beautiful, with as many funny asides as frightening moments.

Jul 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

What Legion has that so many superhero TV shows lack (sorry, Gotham fans) is a commitment to performance and character that transcends genre.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Wow. With its opening montage of a troubled child growing into a disturbed man, the FX series Legion states its intention of blowing your mind with its visual mastery and challenging your ability to keep up with the tricky narrative.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

The fantasy that fuels so many stories, from The Ugly Duckling to Harry Potter, is that misfits are literally mis-fit and that their strengths can be appreciated only when they're with their own. Legion feeds that fantasy and challenges it.

Feb 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Marvel's moviemakers should be jealous: Just when they thought they were making something TV couldn't top, Legion comes along and sets the bar even higher.

Feb 6, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

More importantly it's interesting. It's about the interior as much as the exterior. That's weird. That's good.

Feb 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Legion is the kind of miracle television we don't see often.

May 22, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

(Dan) Stevens is the polar opposite of your typical trippy anti-hero, so seeing him all twitchy and googly-eyed plays sweet games with your mind. Which is what Legion is all about.

May 20, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Legion is a beautiful show to watch.

Feb 28, 2019 | Full Review…

Neatness, with its suggestions of resolution and eventual freedom from an illnesses without a cure, might be the most difficult-to-accept aspect of Legion's first season...

Feb 19, 2019 | Full Review…

If there are two kinds of stories, those about fear and those about empathy, is definitely one of the firsts, but is full of glimmers of the other. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Overall, a deep cast, incredible cinematography, and killer storytelling are going to continue to make this one of the best shows on TV.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Legion: Season 1

  • May 25, 2020
    Can't really explain, this TVShow, you have to see it to understand. It's a mind-blowing experience.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    An absolutely perfect first season. My heart has always had a special place for unique, different movies/tv shows, and LEGION is very different, which is evident from the first few minutes. For anyone who likes smart, weird, and sometimes funny sci-fi, LEGION is the best you're gonna get.
  • Apr 02, 2020
    Madness has never been represented so magically, and tv never so inventive, this season instantly flies lightyears ahead of every other on-screen attempt at its genre; this is the greatest 'superhero' story told by moving pictures. Profoundly phenomenal.
  • Mar 23, 2020
    A very psychedelic Sci-Fi-slash-superhero-ish drama that's the best thing to come along on television since The Expanse. Intricate storyline with great performances all around...hard to believe that David Haller is Matthew Crawley.
  • Jan 01, 2020
    Awesome. Rewatched again and again. Imaginative, creative, great music, and oddly enough, dancing. Best show I've seen in years
  • Dec 22, 2019
    Amazing, crazy, entertaining, makes you think, have to watch!
  • Dec 21, 2019
    Legion's first season was a mix between terrific directing and a sometimes confusing plot. David always made me wonder if the demons were real or in his mind. Turns out, both could be correct. Noah Hawley is, in my opinion, a genius - see also: Fargo - and he has surrounded himself with amazing characters. I would highly recommend Legion for the binge watchers in the audience.
  • Nov 05, 2019
    Excellent show. Great cast! Interesting story line from start to finish! It's so good I'm bummed out there isn't a season 4. That said, I feel the finale could have ended on a stronger note! Didn't like how much the lead character was quickly vilified towards the end (felt like Daenerys GOT). 4.5 stars
  • Oct 29, 2019
    An amazing dark look into the world of mutants where everything isn't sunshine and rainbows.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    Great series and wacky as hell!!

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