My roommate and I have been watching an episode of Legion each night for the past week or so. Every episode has left us more excited than the last. The cinematography was phenomenal, the soundtrack amazing, the characters compelling, and the acting top notch. Tonight we decided to watch episodes 7 and 8 together.
We have never been so disappointed in a show.
There wasn’t anything specifically wrong with episode 7, mind you, we just weren’t fans of the stylistic choices (and our favorite character was strangely absent right up until the very end). Episode 8, however, was a different beast. It felt like the whole show was written, directed, shot, and edited by one team that had vision and knew exactly what they wanted to do with every single scene, but for episode 8 they threw out all the previous team, brought in a new team, and gave them extremely rough notes of what the original team had planned for the episode.
I loved the overall plot of the episode, which can be summarized thusly: in trying to free David from the Shadow King’s control, the Shadow King is accidentally realeased into Oliver, forcing the mutants and division 3 into an uneasy alliance to combat a common enemy. I fuck with that premise heavy. That’s some good shit, and it should have made for an exciting episode.
The execution was awful. It was horrid. It did not at all compare to any other episode in the previous season. It felt like I was watching a different show than the one that I had just spent the last week enjoying. The pacing was awful, the characters acted completely idiotically, and the cinematography was boring. I felt like I was watching a CW drama like the Flash, especially with the way David and the Shadow King charged at each other at the end.
To put it simply, I thought the season finale was uninspired, and frankly, this show deserved better.
by kameer19 – View Source