Still don’t know how I missed that! And apparently it was one of Jazmin’s fave parts about the show….that it’s in the 60s...which I missed...what is wrong with me!? Also, it’s lowkey horror, at least to me and my overactive imagination. Anywho, as much as I loved the show for leaving me confused and wanting more every week, there were some huge problems. It’s the same issue I have with most sci-fi, but oh well I’m taking it out on Legion today.
Jazmin pointed out she’d like to see stories like this about POC. “The white male audience hears ‘look at how powerful you are’ like they do in all media.” This is a trope found in many "unlikely hero” stories: David is the special, unique, and powerful savior. They spent at least the first half of the season describing homeboy's power to an almost distracting degree. He has dissociative personality disorder and each identity has powers, which I must admit is impressive. BUT although the character is white in the comics, why not race bend every now and then? Hollywood seems to enjoy doing that when it comes to heroes of color. If white actors can play the role of the Ancient One and the Mandarin, then actors of color can play Legion and nem. #Logic