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


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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 (IV)
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…

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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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…

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…

(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…

Legion is the kind of miracle television we don't see often.

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

Audience Reviews for Legion: Season 1

  • 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!!
  • Oct 02, 2019
    Beautiful and gripping!
  • Sep 05, 2019
    Was quite an interesting stylistic show, but I think that's the whole point since we're revolving around the story of a character like Legion. The show could've given a lot more though in terms of intellectual intrigue, and insight into our characters. We had to wait for Season 2 just to begin to get there.
  • Sep 01, 2019
    Very interesting concept with some wonderful acting and thought provoking against the grain scripts and scenes that push tv to another level. Well Done
  • Aug 24, 2019
    Absolutely genius! One of the best comic book adaptations and most unique and original series you'll ever see.

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