Note: This review avoids major spoilers for the first episode of Legion.
The X-Men universe is back on TV! Sort of! The new series Legion — which debuts on FX in the U.S. on Wednesday, February 8, at 10 PM ET/PT — pulls its main character, David Haller, from the pages of Marvel Comics. But of course, the X-Men’s live-action adventures on the big screen are not part of the MCU, and so it also goes with Legion. That means no connections to the Avengers, etc., but also it seems as though Legion will be keeping its distance from Fox’s X-Men movies as well. And judging by this first episode, that is a very, very good thing. For Legion isn’t a superhero show anyway, but it does have the potential to be the most unique and perhaps even the best comic-book based TV series to come around in quite some time.