There are three meta-stories in sci-fi/fantasy style shows that will get me every single time: time travel, multiverse, and un/reality. I also love shows that push the forms or advance the techniques of aural/visual storytelling. "Legion" is the latest to hook me. The 90-minute pilot is nothing I've seen on TV before. And if it had been worked into a standalone comic-book theatrical movie, it would have blown up the competition. Mesmerizing and unsettling while having a simple core story. I loved it, start to stop. The pilot was so stylized and highly crafted, the second episode I feared was set for a let down. This happened several years ago with The Americans. The pilot went all out with '80s music licensing and Michael-Mann-esque filming, that the actual show was jarringly diffferent, feeling like a different show. Fortunately it recovered and is presently the best show on TV, for my viewing. That aside to say, would Legion need to spend the next several shows recovering and resetting expectations from its high-concept, high budget premiere? No. Incredibly, Legion is able to deftly pull back while maintaining its approach of keeping the audience unbalanced and pushed around by judicious use of its stylized shoves. I don't know that Legion will be as sublime as Jessica Jones or as stop-everything-and-watch-The-Americans. But Legion is another hallmark of being in an inexpressibly amazing Golden Age of TV that simply keeps getting more amazing. And I'm hooked.