Man, I love me some Fargo creator Noah Hawley. Especially what dude is capable of doing longform on television. Which means I have a bulge you can rub, a bulge that is inspired by the news that Hawley is helming an Alien TV series. Let’s go!
I can’t really comment on this trailer for the third season of Legion, as, well, I never watched the second. That said, I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen of the series.
Legion has been granted a third season, motherfuckers! Which reminds me, I really need to finish watching the first, and catch-up on the second. I know, I am dirty brown water trash.
How are you folks doing? I know it’s been quiet around here. Sure, there’s the occasional pop-culture kernel that I’m interested in enough to share. As well, there’s the Facebook page, which seems to have struck ground as an enjoyable repository for said kernels and infinite memes. And finally, yeah, we do stream every weekend on Twitch. But around here, man. The hub. It’s been quiet. At first, I wasn’t sure why it was so hard to maintain the grease on the perpetual-engine at the center of the Space-Ship Omega, but then I remembered.
We’re all just sort of busy.
Rendar’s got two jobs. Bateman’s got, I’m not really sure how many jobs. I oscillate between teaching four classes and one class depending on the semester, and I’m always tutoring 30+ students a week. Compliment that with a commute which is generally one-and-a-half-hours each way every day, and well. I’m fucking tired, man.
All of this is a meandering preamble to serve as both an acknowledgement that it’s quiet around here, an apology for said quiet, a paean for the older days, a notice that I miss you folks, and a reasoning for why things can get so quiet.
I hope you’re well. I hope you’re still here, even if you’re lurking. And if you’re not, eh, I can’t blame you. Entropy claims everything.
But, I’m here now, dudes! I’m here now, with yet another tardy Monday Morning Commute. It’s the gabfest where I share what I’m looking forward to in a given week! So, without further ado, here’s what I’m sweating!
I hope you’ll join me in the comments section!
Whelp, this trailer fucking reminds me that after I finish Fargo‘s third season, I really need to ingest the first season of Legion. Soon! Soon, I will finish the former. Soon! Soon, the second season of the latter premieres.
My desired Existential-Aesthetic is mid-to-late-1980s Jean-Claude Van Damme movies.
There is such a manic, loosely-tethered lunacy to his movies that more or less perfectly captures the reciprocal nature of It, itself. The meaning in his films are kind of missing, maybe there, sort of apparent, but always haunting you as you dare to ascertain It. Yet, despite the non-sensical, godless, utterly conflicting messages of his movies, that still manage to have fun and revel in doing so.
And yeah, I guess, that’s sort of how I want to approach life, to approach It. It’s a godless, non-sensical world, with no apparent plot or overriding structure. But, despite that, I’m going to cobble together my own absurdist meaning, and have fun doing so.
And I hope you’ll join me, this weekend, at the Open Bar, in celebrating our own non-sensical, absurd existences together. Come, come, come into the bar. Share what you’re up to. The movies you’re watching, the liquid you’re imbibing, the books you’re reading. Anything and Everything always, so long as it adheres to this place’s sole rule: goddamn it, you’ve got to be kind.
FX has dropped another promo for Legion, which focuses on the titular character’s tremendous-as-fuck mutant powers. I need this television show, I need it, Noah Hawley, give it to me. Inject it into my ass-brain, let me wash over my geek-prostate’s topical covering.
At NYCC, the minds behind FX’s Legion confirmed an integral connection to the X-Men Universe. Specifically? That Legion is Professor X’s son.
Fucking Bryan Singer. If Zack Snyder wasn’t a specifically arranged set of shitty organic matter, dude would draw my ire way more. But I forget about him, because of the latter. Still though, shit like this gets my back up. Noah Hawley is putting out Legion on FX, a show loosely connected to the comic books, let alone the Mutant cinematic universe. But fuck. That won’t stop Singer.