Legion: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 89


Audience Score

User Ratings: 3276
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Air date: Feb 8, 2017
Air date: Feb 15, 2017
Air date: Feb 22, 2017
Air date: Mar 1, 2017
Air date: Mar 8, 2017
Air date: Mar 15, 2017
Air date: Mar 22, 2017
Air date: Mar 29, 2017

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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 (IV)
as David Haller
Aubrey Plaza
as Lenny Busker
Jean Smart
as Melanie Bird
Jeremie Harris
as Ptonomy Wallace
Rachel Keller
as Sydney 'Syd' Barrett
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 (34)

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…

Its embrace of interiority and the cerebral along with its considerable visual achievements takes us on a wild ride like nothing else on TV.

Feb 7, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

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

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…

Audience Reviews for Legion: Season 1

  • Aug 02, 2019
    Season 1 is really good
  • Jul 30, 2019
    To be honest, I was not expecting this show to be that great considering it is an FX show. However, I was fairly impressed with what the show had to offer. Episode one immediately hooked me; there were so much mystery and suspense right from the beginning. Dan Stevens' character, David Haller, is fun to watch and really makes this show interesting. The other supporting characters did not really impress me, but they do have unique roles and personalities that help to progress the series forward. I loved the whole idea of having both superhero and psychological aspects in the show. In addition, I enjoyed the "tripy" feel, as one may call it, that the show displays. Toward the middle part of the season, the show was slightly difficult to follow, but the ending did top it off. Overall, season one of Legion was good for any type of television viewer to watch.
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Best Marvel show ever on any channel...
  • Jul 15, 2019
    Literally one of my favorite seasons of television ever. So romantic and the swept up surrealism is icing on the cake.
  • Jun 22, 2019
    Most creative and smart series ever.
  • Jun 21, 2019
    Love this show! Totally trippy and cerebral!
  • Jun 20, 2019
    just brilliant. i was slow to find it, since i thought it was just another mediocre superhero show. it isn't. it's art.
  • May 21, 2019
    Best pilot episode out there.
  • May 12, 2019
    I started this show expecting to see another "Daredevil" or "Arrow" or "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" and was somewhat disappointed when I realized that it was NOTHING like any of those, yet all that disappointment dissolved once I realized what this show actually was. It's a new, fresh, and unique story with a simple, yet spectacular plot, interesting characters, terrifying imagery, the best soundtrack ever, and an awesomely surreal director. If you want to spend a night being both horrified and amazed at the same time, here's the show for you.
  • May 02, 2019
    Legion, based on the Marvel Comics, follows the story of David Haller - a troubled young man who may be more than human. 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 . Spectacular. It's an engrossing trip down the rabbit hole, where you don't know what's real and what's not, but it's so well done, and so well paced, that at no point are you disinterested or bored. ...and the music. It's perfect. A surrealist psychotic piece of art! One of the best tv series out there.

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