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Legion: Season 1 (2017)




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


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Based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, the drama series is the first television show to be connected to the "X-Men" movie franchise. It follows the life of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a young man who was diagnosed with schizophrenia and who's been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. Everything changes for him when he realizes that his issues might not be due to mental illness but to him being a mutant. As he tries to make sense of who he is and to gain full control of his powers, he faces powerful enemies with the help of old friends and new allies, such as body-swapper Syd Barrett (Rachel Keller), drug addict Lenny Busker (Aubrey Plaza) and geeky scientist Cary Loudermilk (Bill Irwin).


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All Critics (68) | Top Critics (30)

Legion puts the bite back into the X-Men universe on screen.

March 2, 2017 | Full Review…

While there may be Easter eggs for X-Men fans, Legion exists -- thrives -- in its own (astral) plane.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

It is a muddle, a beautifully styled, scary, and withholding muddle that can't easily be placed in a specific time period.

February 10, 2017 | Full Review…

This particular version of David Haller may or may not have multiple personalities, but Legion itself does, and it can't seem to decide which one should take the lead.

February 9, 2017 | Full Review…
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Beautifully crafted, occasionally incoherent, often challenging and insistently demanding, but what's not entirely clear in the early episodes is whether the payoff will be worth all the trouble.

February 8, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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It tries so hard to dazzle that it forgets to tell a meaningful story.

February 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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