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I've been meaning to post something about this for a while... now is a good time.

 

The best Sci-fi show I have seen in like... forever. The Expanse was first a product of SYFY, and ran 3 seasons. It was set for the axe and saved by Amazon by an over zealous fanbase.

 

I have watched it through twice... I could go for a third no problem. 4 seasons on Amazon Prime.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X5gXIQmY-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owZaAjWZBCQ


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Only seen half of season 1 so far, but thoroughly enjoying it!


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Now all my adult children are addicted... it's all my fault.


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This is an excellent video that explains things in The Expanse. It briefly details all the parts that can confuse viewers... there is a lot of slang language in the show, and it really helps to know what they are talking about. I really like the comparisons to previous sci-fi shows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNjrI0YvZYA


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Thank you for this.

My adult children got me addicted.



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I too love this show, I was worried for the new season after being acquired by Amazon. However, I did not feel disappointed.

 

There is definitely a lot of information to process.

 

KevinH, you will have to do a mafia theme on this show.

 

Thank you for this.

My adult children got me addicted.

 


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I was worried for the new season after being acquired by Amazon.

I actually believed the 4th season would be better because of Amazon. You can always tell when there was a commercial break during the SYFY seasons... during the Amazon season, those breaks are gone. Budget issues and salaries are also an afterthought when producing for the wealthiest dude on Earth. Money is always the killer of great shows that cost a lot to make.

 

My most favorite characters... Bobbie Draper and Amos Burton!


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I have a hard time with Hollywood trying to create females as acrobatic combative sex symbols. That is not the case for Bobbie Draper though... badass. She is not the typical poorly done tough girl. Girls can throw and take punches too, and are not always a damsel in distress. That is clearly the case for Bobbie and I'm excited that we will see more of her.

Amos has definitely grown on me, I don't think I like him at first, but Amazon did him a favor. I feel like his role hasn't change, but just the way he is presented in scenes feel different.

 

Unpopular note, maybe? Chrisjen's voice makes me cringe, I will be happy if she is not as important anymore, doubtful though.

 

The fact that Bezos loves this show will hopefully let this show live on through contract conflicts.


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That is not the case for Bobbie Draper though... badass. She is not the typical poorly done tough girl.

I like Bobbie for these exact reasons. She's a badass with a moral compass. She has an extraordinary sense of right and wrong, and the training to enforce it. Even when everything she has believed in, trained for, and sacrificed for, ends up betraying her... she has an outstanding ability to reimagine, and recalculate her role, and do the right thing. She is my version of a hero.

 

Amos is a deep character, with a history we have only scratched the surface. He gets the most laughs from me, bar none. He always has a single mission, and is focused on that one objective through to it's conclusion. His loyalty is rock solid, and he's afraid of nothing.

 

Shohreh Aghdashloo plays the part of Chrisjen Avasarala, and she is Iranian by birth... so that's her real accent. I'm sure they wanted her because everyone else in the UN I can think of talks like they're from California. It's really funny because she's constantly cussing with that foreign accent. I really want season 5... right now!


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The Space Force is only the beginning... too bad I won't live long enough to see it. Buckle up for Season 5.


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