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As you can see,the broad outlines of Legion’s story don’t stray terribly canada goose black friday sale far from typical superhero fare Canada Goose Jackets newfound powers, secret organization, sinister bad guy, rinse and repeat.

It’s a visual buy canada goose jacket cheap and aural uk canada goose feast, a stylized to the canada goose store point of gorgeous absurdity testament to what a director with a good eye (and a loose leash) can bring to series television. Each episode (the first four of season two were made available to press) features showy, inventive camerawork every scene magnificently Canada Goose Parka framed and rapturously lit and gleefully bizarre imagery. It’s also filled with sound cues that delight and/or unsettle (there’s a recurring bit involving chattering teeth that does both, every time).

Legion is so thoroughly itself so obviously wrought, so painstakingly constructed it risks canada goose factory sale self indulgence, crossing the line from showy to show off y. Viewers hungry for a simple story simply told will likely grow impatient canada goose clearance with the show’s languorous approach to storytelling whole episodes pass without moving the main conflict forward an inch. The fourth episode, for example, gives long overdue attention to David’s girlfriend Syd (Rachel Keller), via that most Canada Goose Online dreaded and momentum killing device in serialized television the flashback.

And yet: That deliberate pacing, and all those cheap canada goose uk dazzling visual flourishes, exist in service to these characters, and their (to say the least) singular predicaments. Those flashbacks work, because Hawley and his directors know that keeping canada goose uk shop us visually enthralled Canada Goose Coats On Sale won’t do canada goose any good if we’re not emotionally engaged. That’s why the show’s performances stay as canada goose uk outlet grounded and specific as they do. Stevens’ David, especially, constantly undercuts the bizarre goings on with a hesitant, beta male form of incredulity that infuses the show with sly humor.

Plus, of course, the dance numbers. Oh, the dance numbers. (This season, the character of Cary, played by the great Bill Irwin, finally gets a brief chance to shake his eminently shakable groove thing, and it’s worth the wait.)

Legion is technically canada goose coats a part of the Marvel Universe but it’s millions of light cheap Canada Goose years away, emotionally and aesthetically, canada goose clearance sale from either the gritty streets of the various Marvel series on Netflix, or the cosmic sweep canada goose black friday of the The Avengers. It’s a dark, trippy corner of that universe, where time moves more slowly, but it’s filled with moments and images you’ll find nowhere else.