Legion is insanely lovable

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Legion is a horror-soap-opera told by a man who has done a lifetime of drugs. It never goes quite so far as to make sense. Just as you get close to a thought it bleeds into another thought and neither are really clear, and all you really know is that this show is lovably insane.

This post only includes vague spoilers because I don’t really know what’s going on in Legion.

I truly love how they just keep telling David Haller that he’s sane. That he isn’t schizophrenic (a long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation). Yet the show is all breakdowns between things that should work together, and mental fragments.

No, they think he’s completely sane, and they just need to prove this to him by prodding him into remembering his most traumatic memories. Obviously. Don’t you feel sane inside your trauma? Also, while they are there proving his sanity, they’d also like to set off his powers. Now some people who’ve set off his powers were killed instantly, but that doesn’t seem to give anyone pause.

Instead, every episode they are back at it. Set off his powers! Go inside his fractured mind! They’re constantly saying things like HE SHOULDN’T BE ABLE TO DO THAT! Usually in situations that show that no one is in control. No one. It is complete chaos.They are poking the bear, but this bear has superpowers!

It is wonderful. They are leading an expedition into his creepy, horror brain. They just keep going back in. In more and more dangerous ways! Let’s push him further! Let’s look deeper! It’s such a bad, bad idea, but I just love it. Yes, go! GO LOOK! There are paper mache heads, snicker-snacks, yellow eyes, red lights…They are trying to solve the mystery of his personal horror. So I guess that means it is a Horror-mystery-soap-opera with drugs.

I’m kind of afraid they’ll solve it, but then again, that may lead to more fragmented thought plot. I am definitely not reading the comics, searching google, or watching my comic show that said it would talk about it this week. I don’t want to ruin the creepy surprise!

I think it’s the seen-through-drugs lens that makes it all so fun. It isn’t a realistic horror that is just HORROR. It is so stylized that even reality doesn’t look that real in this show. It’s all just the gleeful part of a bad horror movie where you say, “YES! GO INTO THE BASEMENT ALONE WHEN THE POWER IS OUT!” It is really quite lovely, and you should watch it.

Legion airs on FX on Wednesdays.

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Was It Good For You? A Roundup of SDCC Awesomeness

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While we couldn’t be there in San Diego this past weekend for Comic Con, you can bet your best cosplay britches that the Sisters in Geek were soaking up as much of Con as possible through the amazing power of the internet. Comic Con is always a beautiful and outrageous thing, and 2015 was no exception. Over the past 5 days, the Sisters have binged on every ounce of SDCC awesomeness, and we present to you our personal highlights, not to be missed moments and basically everything that made us go “SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!”  like the super geeks we are.

These are presented in no particular order, cause who has time for that?

The Star Wars Panel of Epicness:

We think this speaks for itself, but holy crap did JJ Abrams and crew really just blow the doors off of SDCC. The glorious roar of geeky glee was so loud, we might have heard it in Denver. Just everything about it was over the top and rock star, but the moment that had us reaching for tissues was Harrison Ford walking out on stage. If that didn’t fill your soul with joyous nostalgia, geek love and excitement, well, you’re probably not a Star Wars fan. And that’s totally fine.

All of the absurd love for Con Man

Alan Tudyk is a treasure and seeing him and his motley crew of friends succeed in bringing this series to life and into Hall H was just awesome. Seeing all those famous faces turn the well deserved spotlight on Alan and his vision was moving. To link to every great snippet of Con Man love from the weekend would be basically impossible, but go watch the trailer linked above and google the rest of the shenanigans from San Diego right after you pre-order the series. You won’t regret it, and on September 30th, you’ll have a present for yourself! Everybody wins!

Mockingjay Part 2

The Revolution Will Be Televised. And you WILL like it. From the great intro and teaser trailer to the riotously good time Conan was having hosting it, the Mockingjay panel delivered. But, for us, the best part was definitely watching the cast demonstrate just exactly how much they care for each other, exactly how ridiculous they are, and exactly how much fun they are having at all times. Seriously, I rewatched the back forth bit of Josh trying to turn off JLaw’s mic about 10 times. Because hilarious.

Nerd HQ’s Badass Women Panel

Zach Levi and the crew at Nerd HQ always deliver. Even though there were some technical issues this year with the live stream, their commitment to giving fans long distance access to the amazing conversations they have is awesome and praiseworthy. The Badass Women panel has been a highlight the last 2 years cause these ladies always bring it. The absolute, hands down best moment was Felicia Day’s delightful rant about women, leadership and telling the patriarchy to more or less shove it. Or maybe it was the tangent about doing a genderbent Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

The Birth of Benry:

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It really speaks entirely for itself, no?

The epic Dubsmash throwdown between the casts of Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD

One of my very favorite things about Comic Con is seeing geeky famous people be geeky and silly and ridiculous. It’s delightful to see that these casts genuinely enjoy each other, are having fun together and at Con, and it’s super delightful that they share that infectious fun with us, the fans. Also, Clark Gregg is killing it in that hat. #TeamSHIELD

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And last, but certainly, 1 million percent not least, we got retweeted by one of the coolest, awesomest nerdiest geeks who ever lived: Adam Savage.

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There were so many amazing things at this year’s SDCC, make sure to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for more coverage and tell us in the comments what your highlights were! Counting the days till next year already.

Catch the Best of SDCC From Your Couch!

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If you, like Sisters in Geek, are not attending San Diego Comic Con this year, you’re probably scouring the internet for ways to see all your favorite nerdy actors and shows from the comfort of your own couch. Well, search no more. We have compiled all the best links for your watching convenience. This is what we will be watching over Comic Con weekend.

All times are PDT, because San Diego is totally in California.

IGN will be streaming live every day from the Con floor with interviews, panel recaps and cosplay awesomeness. Coverage Thursday to Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Don’t miss a moment: IGN Comic Con Hub

Marvel will also be live streaming all 4 days of Con, bringing coverage of their panels, artists and TV and film news. Check out our listing below of what we absolutely refuse to miss and tune in daily from 9:30am to 7pm here: Marvel at SDCC 2015

Nerd HQ, Zachary Levi’s outstanding offsite awesomeness has over 30 Conversations for a Cause scheduled. If you can’t find something that interests you here, you’re doing it wrong. They are also doing amazing charity work, so give them some love this Comic Con, yeah? See below for what we are blocking out time for and check out the full schedule here: Nerd HQ Conversations for a Cause

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for updates, choice retweets and photos throughout Con.

Here’s the schedule of what we’ll be watching:

Thursday July 9th:

10am: Zach Levi, Nerd HQ

Noon: BATTLEBOTS, Nerd HQ

3:30pm: Yvonne Strahovski, Nerd HQ

 

Friday July 10th:

10am: Sherlock, Nerd HQ

Noon: VR, Project Morpheus and the Future of Gaming, Nerd HQ

2pm: Conman, Nerd HQ

3pm: Marvel’s TV Panel, Marvel Live Stream

6pm: Badass Women, Nerd HQ (Seriously, last year this was my absolute highlight of all of SDCC week.)

 

Saturday July 11th:

10:30am: Marvel Animation Panel, Marvel Live Stream

10:45am: Dr. Who, Nerd HQ (NerdHQ panel recordings will be available later, not just live.)

Noon: Nathan Fillion (1000% not to be missed.), Nerd HQ

4:15pm: Marvel’s LEGO Avengers Panel, Marvel Live Stream

6pm: Mystery Panel, Nerd HQ

 

Sunday July 12th:

 11am: Marvel: Partners in Crime, Nerd HQ

11:15am: Women of Marvel, Marvel Live Stream

Noon: JOSS WHEDON, Nerd HQ (Sadly probably not high on post surgery pain killers this time.)

1pm: Moar Nathan Fillion, Nerd HQ

 

So, that’s what we’ll be watching! Thank all the gods, old and new, for multiple monitors and TVs, amirite? Also NerdHQ panel recordings will be available to watch anytime in the future, so if there is a conflict, you can catch NerdHQ later. We will be posting links to other SDCC panels that end up on the internet as we find them.

Are you at SDCC this year? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to leave the links for your site, your Twitter and so on so we can all live vicariously through you!

Next year in San Diego! Happy Comic Con to all and a nerdy blessing upon you all!

 

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