Sunday, December 20, 2015

PSA: The Expanse Doesn't Suck

The Expanse premiered last week, per a previous post.  Hopefully some of you have watched the pilot episode.

Detective Miller looking thoughtful.


This is a public service announcement:  The Expanse doesn't suck.  The broadcast schedule will still give one "new" episode per week, but as a means to get us all hooked, the powers at Syfy have released the first FOUR episodes for free, right now.  That means if you can stream it, you can see the first 4 in a binge in under 3 hours (~42 mins/episodes).

This is probably a good move.  Espisodes 2 and 3 drag a little bit, but only because it's a character development timeout and an investment must be made as the plot begins to unfold.  The book suffered the same slower pace through this part of the story.

The series is remaining very faithful to the books.  Detective Miller's character is even better on screen than he was in the books, and they're doing a great job with his slowly growing infatuation with the missing girl Julie Mao.  The portrayal of crew member Amos is especially on point, and one of my favorite characters of the novels.  The Mars ships are as badass as I expected.

I'm hopeful that we'll get some quiet time over the holidays that I can rewatch them all.


2 comments:

  1. Absolutely agree. The expanse has been a lot of fun so far. The books are a pretty fun read as well!

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  2. Absolutely agree. The expanse has been a lot of fun so far. The books are a pretty fun read as well!

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