The Expanse

The stars are better off without us.

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
English     7.8     2015     Canada

Overview

A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Reviews

YouShouldKnow wrote:
Another Sci-Fi show purporting humanity to be "hundreds" of years in the future and the only really new tech seems to be spaceships, see-through smartphones and ... nothing. People are still running around with guns, having surgeries with Y2K tech, working manual labor, believing in gods and living in a class-based society. Where are the statis pods? The quantum computers? The nanotech and AI? The bionic implants and posthumans? And what would a Sci-Fi show be without some good ol' romance between the main characters? Or a protagonist who was level-headed for half a season and then just loses his marbles to start shooting everything? Can't do without that! The fantastic imagery aside, the story isn't gripping and the world is boring. It's been repeated too many times.
Dean09199 wrote:
If you're having a hard time to sleep and your sleeping pills don't work, you gotta try this TV show. It will work with 100%. I was told that it's a great TV show, a bit slow, but would get better and to not give up… So I started watching it and episodes were very dull. I was dragging with it. So shallow, so dull, so boring... None of the characters seem to be interesting. Same can be said about plot. Episodes were so dull that I was almost falling asleep. They were so uninteresting that I didn't even remember them. Production seemed cheap too with the same locations… It felt like that whole show was shot in one room. I tried to not give up, I tried it hard and made it to whole one season, but now I'm giving up to continue watching this crap show & I regret that I wasted my precious time on it. And I'm not one of those people who dislike SCI-FI. I liked Prometheus a lot, I liked Alien a lot and I like some good SCI-FI movies, but this TV show isn't definitely of them.
YetAnotherMovieWatcher wrote:
The Expanse is an adaptation of a series of novels by James S. A. Corey, the pen name of the two authors who co-write the book series. This series adheres to the books quite well, though it isn't one-novel-per-episode, more like one novel per season. All of that aside, this is an excellent series. The characters are believable in their setting of a mostly-corporate-controlled future. The pacing is a bit iffy in the first few episodes, but by and large it isn't a problem and it does get better a few episodes in. The setting is this: There's Earth, whose government is torn with some seeking to control or best the government of Mars and the emerging government of the Belt. There's Mars, who consider themselves pretty autonomous (and they are), and who are bent upon a generations-long project to terraform Mars so that men don't have to live under domes. There's the Belt, which basically includes people in the asteroid belt and beyond. If that amount of political upheaval isn't enough, something new is coming...

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