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A work of mind-bending art.
One of the best tv shows out there. David Lynch meets Stanley Kubrick.
The final season of Legion was... interesting.
This was already arguably the best looking show on television. Creator Noah Hawley moves to the next level as he once again outdoes himself creatively. The world of Legion is so bizarre at points, but so wonderful to look at. David (Dan Stevens) is the leader of a hippie cult in this and a lot is done with this trippy motif. There is a new threat that is one of the show's best.
The plot like the rest of the show is interesting, including some choice revelations. However, Hawley tries too hard to be clever and his fantastic ideas often derail the story. Things are less cohesive than the last two seasons. There is another stand-alone episode that is inventive, but really takes away from the main plot and wasn't really necessary. This episode is especially frustrating considering the reduced episode count this season.
Only David and Syd (Rachel Keller) really have much of a focus. The supporting cast feels thrown to the side even more than last season. The final episode, well it isn't bad, but I think a lot of viewers will be expecting more from it.
I don't regret the ride, but ideally I wanted a little more out of this.
Legion's narrative may not wholly satisfy, but its independence and creativity compared to other television offerings make it a worthwhile trip.
For Legion's third and final season, Noah Hawley and his cronies give viewers a conclusion that is by turns astonishing, overdone, mesmerizing and frustrating. It had always been clear in the earlier seasons that there was a method to the show's madness, and this season tries to make everything come full-circle by adding a time-travel element. While this tactic does yield plenty of viscera (including brilliant use of still imagery, that actually recalls the work
of Chris Marker), it also makes an already complex narrative even more dicey. Worse though, this seasons meanders more than the previous ones, with the inclusion of musical numbers (that cover pop songs from Pink Floyd to Superorganism) that look great, but do little to aid the overall piece. The end, however, should appease fanboys who have been asking for the series to have a more viable link to the X-Men movie franchise, in how it basically gives it universe a reset, but sadly, this still doesn't do much enlighten us on who David really is, or the show's thematic material regarding mental illness. The weakest of Legion's three seasons, but what made the series great is still present here, and despite its flaws, it shows that Noah Hawley is as still as creative as TV writers get.
While there are many different shows that can claim 'best ever' status, Legion stands alone with its consistently bold vision and quality.
Not everyone will enjoy its bizarre, mind-bending style. But for adventurous viewers, it's hard to argue that there's a better series out there.
Legion is like watching an LSD trip and they also throw in a little story once in awhile.
Visually stunning, oddly disturbing, amazingly unique and incredibly weird (as usual), this season of Legion is a great ending for this series and a must watch to those who has a soft spot for twisted shows twisted shows, comic book nerds and maybe just audiances in general.
Wierdly exciting, wierdly fascinating, wierdly entertaining. One of the very best tv shows created. Nothing wierd about that.
An absolute mind trip, beautiful to watch.