…find the devil in the details

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This What to Watch Wednesday, the final of March (and Women’s History Month), also happens to be the season finale of a favorite here at 2WC, “Legion.”

Given the occasion, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to geek out over this fantastic show (which has officially been renewed for a second season!) and applaud their rather feminist approach to telling this story…

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At first glance, with its male title character, “Legion” might not scream girl power, but fans of the comics are very aware of the female-forward move this show has made…and because this is a spoiler-free zone, I won’t spell all of them out blatantly, but I can hint.

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Let’s just say the ladies of “Legion” can handle themselves, not just because they’re mutants, but because they’re badasses…

I would call them heroes, but there is a surprising lack of “hero-ing” for a Marvel story. There is helping…and everyone needs some sometimes…

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Then there’s Lenny (Aubrey Plaza), who is an incredible character in her own right…

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…and even more amazing when broader, societal (*cough* casting choices *cough*) come into play…

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Of course, to applaud the ladies of “Legion” without acknowledging the men would only be telling half of the story…

 

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Not to mention depriving us of this lovely dance number…

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And what’s most impressive about how this show treats its female characters is that it’s not treated as extraordinary…

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So, bravo, “Legion.” Thank you for an incredible season, and here’s to many more…

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…bi-daily smile…

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About Stephanie

I've been blogging since 2009 along with my twin sister Zer. Together we are 2WC. I blog. I run. I love books, theater, movies, optimism, Oxford commas, and caffeine.

Posted on March 29, 2017, in Humor, Opinion, Randomness, Television, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I really need to watch the rest of the season – Episode 1 was good, but I feel like I may be missing something…

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