I just rewatched the first season of Legion because it had been awhile since I watched it and season 2 just started and I couldn't remember all the details about where it left off.
I'm not sure I've ever watched anything like it. Honestly, I had little to no understanding of what the hell was happening most of the time, but I still couldn't pull my eyes off of it and it's stuck with me days later, pondering over exactly what I was watching. If it has a downside, it's the somewhat deus ex machina that comes toward the end of the season with Cary suddenly figuring it all out and who Farouk is and how to create all this machinery that will solve all their problems out of the blue. I'm not sure if these characters are all Marvel characters or new to the series. That's the other downside, I guess, is that it's a marvel series. I really had no idea, and it didn't need to be tied to the Xmen at all and when they make the connection late in the season I was kind of disappointed that it was a comic book show. I'm not a big comics fan, and don't see many of the movies unless my kids beg too hard. I'm hoping season 2 remains as superhero-less as the first season.
Enough of the bad, though. Visually, the show looks better than just about anything I can think of on TV and the acting is all top notch as well. I'm not fully sold on Dan Stevens, but Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, and especially Aubrey Plaza are all fantastic. Supporting cast is great as well, particularly The Eye who is just a creepy dude. Like, how does that guy walk around in real life and not creep people out?
Whatever, I'm babbling mainly because I haven't seen a show that I've liked this much in a while. Probably not since Fargo, which was also run by Noah Hawley. Coincidence? Probably not.
Now the big question is do I start watching Season 2 now and have to wait a week between shows, or wait until June and just binge the damn thing?