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ET Obsessions: The Final Season of ‘Girls,’ Netflix’s ‘Abstract’ and Dan Stevens as Legion

by ETonline Staff 10:20 AM PST, February 06, 2017
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Here at ET, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Feb. 6 to 12, this is what we’re most excited about:

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Legion’

Based on the Marvel Comics about a troubled young man who may be more than human, Legion follows David Haller (an unrecognizably skinny and funny Dan Stevens), a hospitalized schizophrenic who slowly learns the voices in his head are indeed real and he has the ability to absorb the superhuman powers of others. While Legion exists in a parallel universe to the X-Men films, don’t expect too much overlap. The producers say this show is focused on a character that has not been on-screen up until now. Oh, and did we mention that the show was created by FX wunderkind Noah Hawley, who has turned Fargo into an award-winning anthology series?

Legion premieres Wednesday, Feb. 8 on FX.

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’

From the Oscar-winning filmmaker of 20 Feet From Stardom, Morgan Neville, comes an original Netflix docuseries about the world of design. Similar to Chef’s Table, which returns with season three on Feb. 17, each episode takes you inside the world of a different designer (or artist), from architect Bjarke Ingels to graphic designer Paula Scher, photographer Platon and Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield. It’s a fascinating look at the world’s greatest and most creative minds.

Abstract: The Art of Design premieres Friday, Feb. 10 on Netflix.

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘The Lego Batman Movie’

Sure, Batman’s story has been told countless times on-screen, with Ben Affleck as the latest live-action incarnation, but the animated Lego Movie spinoff promises to be the right mix of sweet and scowl with plenty of sarcasm. In a break from his standout role as the voice of BoJack Horseman, Will Arnett returns to voice the masked Minifigure, with Michael Cera as Robin and Zach Galifianakis as the Joker. The star-studded voice cast even includes Mariah Carey as Mayor McCaskill.

The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters on Friday, Feb. 10.

Why We’re Obsessed With ‘Girls’

The final season of Girls is upon us, and while many fans may have balked at earlier seasons that saw Hannah (creator Lena Dunham) meddle with mesh tank tops and writing workshops in Iowa, the show has been consistently delivering standout TV since season four. And trust us when we say season six will offer a satisfying conclusion to the series. The first three episodes deliver unexpected emotional punches and tons of LOL moments while introducing fans to Riz Ahmed as a surfing instructor and Matthew Rhys as Hannah’s writing idol.

Girls returns to HBO on Sunday, Feb. 12. 

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