Legion: 10 Reasons It's The Best Superhero TV Show Of All Time

Embrace the strange and relish in the bizarre.

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If you have yet to watch Legion, it's in your best interest to change that as soon as you possibly can. Because what is arguably the single best comic book television show to date did not come in the form of a Marvel Netflix series, nor in that as a part of DC's Arrowverse, but rather, in the form of a brilliantly made X-Men spin-off. After all, the series has been on an uphill climb as of late and Legion is quite possibly the summit.

To say that this show is unique would be the understatement of the century, as it boldly goes where no comic book show, or even film for that matter, has gone before. Throw some good acting, great characters, and superb writing into the mix and you have the makings of a visual masterpiece that grabs you and doesn't let go.

There are multiple reasons as to why Legion is so exemplary, so to quote its very first episode: "Shall we begin?"

(Contains spoilers for Legion Season 1.)

10. A Timeless Feel

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Michelle Faye/FX

One of the key things to note about the setting of Legion is that, as of season one, it does not appear to be locked in any specific era. There are a few subtle context clues and plenty of room for speculation, sure, but it is never explicitly stated exactly when this show takes place

This is a good thing for a couple of reasons.

First of all, as stated in the title, it makes the show feel timeless. Most comic book shows and movies these days tend to rely on the trends, pop culture or politics of whatever time they take place in. And while this can be and has been used to great effect in other shows (and in the X-Men films, interestingly enough), it's very refreshing to see Legion forgo this way of doing things and instead focus on its own unique, self-sufficient world. This show's story feels like as though could be taking place several years ago, several years from now, or as we speak. Therefore, it's easy to connect with on a more fundamental level.

Moreover, by remaining timeless, Legion able to tell its unique story independently of the X-Men film universe's timeline: which, let's be honest, is a bit of an arbitrary mess at the moment (great films aside.)

It is for these reasons that Legion can not only be enjoyed now, but will likely continue to be enjoyed for years, possibly even decades to come.


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