FX’s Legion delivers a fantastic penultimate episode with “Chapter 7”. Humor, action, character development, jaw dropping visuals, Legion managed to deliver the goods while building suspense as we head into the final episode of the first season. Plus, we got a ton more information about the identity of David’s parasite, David’s father, and Melanie’s husband Oliver. More Jemaine Clement is never a bad thing!
Jim, A.Ron and Jason join in the demented group therapy happening on this week’s episode of FX’s Legion. Lenny does some James Bond vamping, David is loving his new found stability, and Syd thinks that things just aren’t… right. On this show, they never are. Also, listener feedback, and Jason treats us to another news/spoiler section at the tail end of the episode.
The guys tuck into another episode of FX’s Legion, “Chapter Five”. David finds his happy place before going on a certified psychokinetic rampage, Cary reunites with his sister, Syd confesses to a very unconventional tryst, and the whole gang gets their minds’ swiped into a demented therapy session by the demon with yellow eyes. Lots to discuss! Plus feedback! And then; spoilers!
Jason is still a true believer, but A.Ron and Jim are a bit wary, and weary of the “is it real or is it all in their minds??” questions that threaten to derail an otherwise engaging season of FX’s Legion. Even still, we really dug the groovy guest spot with Jemaine Clement, and are really impressed with Aubrey Plaza’s suddenly fearsome Lenny, and are intrigued with the revelations around David’s imaginary (?) pooch King.
Cecily stops by the studio to chat with A.Ron about HBO’s Girls two episodes into the final season (00:03:12), and then both sing praises about the resurgence of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s twelfth season (00:21:51). Also, shhh… don’t tell anyone, but we’re watching SyFy’s The Expanse! (00:38:06)
Jim, Jason and A.Ron break down another mind altering episode of FX’s Legion. In “Chapter 3”, we delve more into David’s past and childhood, explore the astral plane to check in on his sister, and get more hints and clues as to the nature and powers of the yellow-eyed demon that haunts David’s dreams.
Jason, A.Ron and Jim get a bit of an Empire Strikes Back vibe from the second episode of FX’s Legion, which tones down a bit of the psychedelic trippiness in favor of world and character building. Join us for a stroll through David’s museum of memories as we talk about the highlights and further mysteries of shadowy government agencies and the mutants who rebel against them.
Jason from Podcastica and Jim and A.Ron from Bald Move merge our psyches together to form one semi-coherent podcast on FX’s new schizophrenic superhero, Legion. Headed up by Fargo master Noah Hawley, and starring
Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Rachel Keller (Fargo), and Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Rec), the show certainly has a fine pedigree. We found it visually striking, with excellent and appealing actors, and admired the way the show throws us head first into an electrified pool of reality-bending mystery and intrigue. We discuss the many strengths and few potential weaknesses of the show, before considering fellow fan feedback and have a brief spoilery look into the future of the show.
We’re done, and so is FX’s American Horror Story for yet another year, with the release of episode 610, “Chapter 10”. This episode isn’t going to change your mind about the season one way or another, but we found it funny and campy even if the end ultimately didn’t pay off the way it could have if almost every decision about Lee’s character was the literal opposite of what the show did, but hey. You can’t win them all, or lose them all, even if you’re Ryan Murphy writing this crazy, crazy show. For our money, this season will be about the lack of credit sequence and some of the best genuine scares the show has managed in years. Plenty of room for people to love and hate the season, as our feedback section will attest, but maybe that’s part of the fun, too? Stay tuned to Bald Move to see what Cecily and I will be up to next. If nothing else, we’ll be reunited for next year’s run of Orange is the New Black!
A.Ron and Cecily were enjoying the more light-hearted, campy feel of episode 609, “Chapter 9”, and then the Woods Witch showed up, iCloud footage was found, and things got really bloody and gross in a decidedly POV kind of way. We talk about the lone survivor of the season, do some speculation about where the show goes as it heads into it’s final week, and admire the quick recovery of Monet’s spunk and moxy.