The expanse! [No Spoilers]

SWard

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Started watching The Expanse this week!

  • I have no idea whats going on
  • As soon as there was a character I liked, I was like "this one is going to die"
  • The special effects are awesome
  • I have no idea whats going on
  • It feels like someone took a scifi film noir and a regular Josh Weadon "6 likeable charecters get thrown together" format and smooshed it together.
  • I really want some celebs to turn up in it when it's popular in a few seasons
It's good, but I completely forgot what its like to watch a scifi where they have to world build from the start with no one knowing anything about the worlds or backstory. It's also harder to do this when there's essentially three different worlds, a million locations and eveyone is humanoid. I am enjoying it though!
 

PCG Fraser

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I started watching because I wanted to watch Thomas Jane solve space crimes in a fedora, but it turns out that it's really good and now it's my favourite bit of sci-fi drama. You have many excellent episodes ahead of you.
 
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PCG James

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Tore through Season 1 and 2 over the break. Loving it. The attention to detail in the ship-based action sequences is so great. Gravity and momentum make simple dogfights something else. Just started Season 3!
 
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SWard

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We've taken a little break, for some reason I still have tons of trouble learning names and getting my head around it... should I push through?
 

PCG James

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We've taken a little break, for some reason I still have tons of trouble learning names and getting my head around it... should I push through?
I'd say keep going and watch with subtitles if you aren't already. Seeing the words really helps with names in my experience. And it's a slow burn, there's some good sci-fi weirdness and action scenes coming.
 
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I found it a bit of a struggle too. It looks amazing, the set pieces are cool (the gravity stuff never gets old), and the world and lore is all really exciting. It's just the characters. I'm struggling to like or latch onto anyone. And it doesn't help that there's a few absolute clangers in the dialogue. ('X. You sonofabi**ch!') Never hanging offences, but enough to make my eyes roll once or twice an episode.
 

PCG James

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Oh yeah, it's a super pulpy show, though that tapers off a bit into Season 2. Season 1 is extremely SyFy Original.

I'm a sucker for that cheese though.
 
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What I was most amazed is how expensive some of the sets look like to build and prep to be used for one or two scenes only.

Wouldn’t mind if Amazon branched out and created new series in the same universe following new characters this time maybe Mars or Belters.
 

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