Aubrey Plaza psychoanalyzes you in the new teaser for season 2 of Legion 

“It was all a dream” is a common trope in fiction, with characters discovering that everything they thought they experienced was all an illusion, but it’s rare that the “it was all a dream” twist actually applies to you—i.e., the person reading the book or watching the movie. That’s what this new teaser for season two…

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The best TV scenes of 2017

Television provides so many units in which to appreciate the medium’s annual output. A series can leap to the forefront on the strengths of a single great season; if it’s running as part of the traditional broadcast calendar, those accolades might have two halves of separate seasons. Try as streaming services and…

How does the composer for FX’s Legion craft the “sound of insanity”?

Composing the score for a show like Legion may be easier said than done, given the mind-bending nature of the visuals and the existential themes the music accompanies. Tasked with the Herculean feat of putting David Haller’s insanity on wax is composer Jeff Russo. In the video above, we get an idea of Russo’s process…

The 22 best minor characters on TV right now

To the protagonists go the TV spoils: The spotlight scenes, the attention of award-giving bodies, the premium paychecks. And while a well-realized main character might hook you in to a TV show, that show isn’t worth sticking with unless its world is also populated by equally well-realized characters who support,…

The Gifted won’t cross over with Legion or any of Fox’s X-Men films

Don’t expect Jean Grey or Cyclops to show up to help out the superpowered teens on Fox’s upcoming X-Men adaptation The Gifted. As revealed at the show’s Comic-Con panel today, the Amy Acker-starring series takes place in a universe where Professor X’s mutant heroes (and their counterparts in Magneto’s evil…

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The best TV of 2017 so far

From a business prospective, the forecast for TV in 2017 isn’t the brightest: While ratings continue to erode for the broadcast networks, several cable outlets that joined the original-programming gold rush are now backing out, with cash-flush digital competitors like Facebook and Snap poised to stake those abandoned…