Legion Season 2 Ep 1-5 Check-In
Friday May 4, 2018 | Download episode
After a long hiatus, the podcast is back! We discuss (with spoilers) Legion season 2 at the halfway-ish point, from episode 1 through 5. Shawn also tries to convince Jason to give Netflix's Aggretsuko a watch (no spoilers).
Westworld S2 Episodes 1-3 and Legion S2 Episode 6 Analysis
Friday May 11, 2018 | Download episode
Jason and Shawn give their broad thoughts on Westworld as a whole (0:46), and then give more specific thoughts about story structure, the nature of consciousness, and conflicts between main characters (3:42). In the second part of the show, we take on a confusing episode (aren't they all though?) of Legion (23:55). First, we unpack the many worlds in the episode, and then ponder what it means thematically, talking about grief and the limits of David's powers.
Fascinating tidbit about Legion’s “Bolero” sequence (the silent film scene with background orchestral music)! Noah Hawley revealed that the song was specifically chosen because the composer Maurice Ravel had a mental illness himself...which is why it's so repetitive. . If you haven’t watched it yet, you totally should because it’s unlike any other superhero show on TV. Aubrey Plaza slays…and the deliberately confusing editing / visuals do a great job of putting you in the mutants’ psyche. . . #Legion #AubreyPlaza #Bolero #ravel #LegionFX #shadowking #xmen #marvel #comiccon #comicon #noahhawley #davidhaller #oliverbird #jemaineclement #mutants
Blurred and Confused
Legion wants us to empathize with David's state of confusion. We explain some of the techniques Legion uses to induce this confusion.
When you first watch Oliver telling stories, you don't even know who he is, let alone the symbolic meaning of the stories. We revisit these stories after watching the entire season and try to deduce their meanings.
Comics vs. Show
What's the deal with those silver balls? Where does the name Legion come from? Who is David's dad? Our newly-minted resident comic expert, Jason, is here to provide some answers.
We curated some of our favorite articles, interviews, and more on Legion.
One of the interviews where Hawley ties together Equinox and the post-credits sequence.
This interview was done right after the premier, so it doesn't cover the full series, but has some good tidbits.
Short pre-premier interview. Mostly including it here for the bits about Plaza messing with Stevens.
Okay, this is an old-ass interview with Aubrey Plaza, but it's being posted here because Aubrey Plaza interviews are amazing and you should spend at least an hour on youtube just watching random ones.
This interview's more Aubrey Plaza-focused than Legion-focused.
Paper on how to interpret the Woodcutter and the Crane story