Long-term readers of the Robot will know I love a bit of action, whether it's Edwardian tales of derring-do, 1960s spy-fi or modern comics movies. But I always try to keep things vintage for the blog, so you won't catch me waffling on about, say, Guardians of the Galaxy or Agents of Shield here. New Marvel series Legion has, however, left me in a bit of a quandary because it's not 60s – yet in a way, it is.
The lead character, David Haller, has spent years thinking the voices he's hearing are all in his head. Now he's discovered he does actually have superhuman abilities, but it also seems like he has mental health issues too. He's unsettled in himself, and the programme's makers have deliberately blended together 1960s and 1970s elements in order to unsettle the viewer too. (Not just any old 60s, either: A Clockwork Orange was one of programme maker Noah Hawley's big influences. The psychiatric hospital in the show is even called Clockworks.) Watching the first episode, Mr Robot and I weren't entirely sure when it was set.
I know it's going to be too much to hope that this sparks an interest in more 60s-esque styles – knowing my luck, if it sets any trend it'll just be for tracksuits, but I can hope. Have you watched Legion?