The Expanse - season 1 on prime

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The Expanse - season 1 on prime

Post by Sassenach » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:38 am

I started watching this because I kept coming across posts on facebook and reddit going on about how good it was. I binged season 1 on prime and as it turns out facebook and reddit are right - it's good. It's based off a series of books by James S. A. Corey (that I'm going to have to read now while I wait for season 2 to show up on prime).

If you like slow-burn gritty sci-fi that gets the science right, this is for you. If you like your sci-fi more towards the futuristic utopia puppies and kittens variety this is definitely not your bag. It's full of gritty senseless violence, death, unfairness, and flawed antiheroes but it's surprisingly not a depressing grind to watch. If you have a few hours to kill, sit down and give it a try.
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Re: The Expanse - season 1 on prime

Post by Pinky » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:14 pm

I agree completely. It's good enough that I was surprised it's on the Syfy network.
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Re: The Expanse - season 1 on prime

Post by baffled » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:50 am

Yup. I go over every week to watch with my dad.

Season 2 is good, too. I'm still surprised at the production quality, the writing is pretty good, acting is good enough.

I don't get the "Game of Thrones in space" comparison. I think it's really unique.
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