dinsdag 27 juni 2017

Legion season 1

Finally, the first series of the "X" universe has arrived this year, and to be honest, it blows all superhero mainstream shows out of the water.

If this is a taste of things to come, we are looking at some great genre material on the way...

David Haller (Professor X's son, though this is only hinted, but not confirmed in the series) is diagnosed with schizophrenia at a young age, and resides in a mental hospital.  However, the truth is that a psychic parasite, called the Shadow King, has attached himself to David at birth, and now he fights to free himself of it's influence with the aid of other mutants.

Now David (or Legion as his superhero monikker is well-known) is one of the strongest mutants in the world, possessing telepathic and telekinetic powers, as well as the power to actually bend reality, so this makes him a prime target for both those wanting to stop the mutants from becoming the ruling race on the world, as for mutants fighting to prevent this.

Taking a trip over the astral plane, David and his team manage to overcome, but not defeat, the Shadow King in the end, in what was a truly great series, together with an awesome "psychedelic" feel and absurd humour and easter eggs at times.

And personally, I was happy to finally hear the word "mutant" onscreen, instead of meta-human, inhuman, powered person and whotnot`s...

Highly recommended!

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