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Reply #105 on: April 14, 2017, 09:24:03 AM

I have the season sitting on my DVR unwatched. Watch or delete?

You should watch it all.  I even like it and I'm not a huge science fiction fan for the most part.  Between this show and Better Call Saul, I'm a happy tv watcher right now.

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Reply #106 on: April 14, 2017, 10:18:30 AM

The second season is waiting on my DVR.  I had mixed feelings about season 1.  I will queue Season 2 up and burn through it one of these weekends.  Thanks everyone. 

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Reply #107 on: April 15, 2017, 08:22:02 AM

I'm a couple episodes into the second season and am noticing the typical syfy slide.  Weaker acting, poor plot choices, etc.  Especially those martian marines.  I really hope they all die horribly, they are barely tolerable.  Still solid performances from a lot of the leads though.

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Reply #108 on: April 15, 2017, 10:13:20 AM

The plot choices are from the books.

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Reply #109 on: April 20, 2017, 08:59:25 PM

I think the acting's been great. Plot is from the books, and it's mostly great. Not sure how I'll feel about a particular character from the 3rd book that I didn't like so much, but otherwise, fine.

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Reply #110 on: April 21, 2017, 11:37:39 AM

Watched through E5 last night.  Much better.  Totally hooked again.

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Reply #111 on: April 21, 2017, 09:28:29 PM

Frankly, the transition to the 2nd book's plot is rough--it's even rough in the books.

Reading the 5th book now and pretty surprised at the status quo shakeup in the middle. Will be interested if the show gets that far.
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Reply #112 on: April 22, 2017, 01:47:54 AM

The acting's mostly been good but one scene in the last episode of the season made me cringe.


Other than that though, loved season 2. I'm itching to read the books but I think I'll wait until the show is finished.

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Reply #113 on: October 05, 2017, 07:17:21 PM

I've binge watched a bit of this over the last few days.

Its quite good (hence the binge watching), but there is some very uneven acting, and some choices about how the characters are portrayed that I think diverges from the books for the worse. Or maybe it's just bad acting there too?

Sadly I think the guy playing Holden is one of these areas.

Makes me want to re-read the books though. I stopped after book 3 last time because it just lost it too much for me.

Having read the books I think helps me enjoy the show more, but it does also make me wonder at the direction sometimes: they belabour poignant points to the extent they strip them of impact a bit too often, especially when it comes at the cost of a little more (already written) supporting context.


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Reply #114 on: October 05, 2017, 07:37:00 PM

I liked that sequence. It is actually a prequel short story called The Drive that they put out first in an anthology and then as a booklet as part of a Con promo.

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Reply #115 on: October 05, 2017, 07:49:31 PM

I liked that sequence. It is actually a prequel short story called The Drive that they put out first in an anthology and then as a booklet as part of a Con promo.

Ah, I guess that explains it. The book reference is quite glib (in a funny way) IIRC, so I thought the show writers had made it up to try and force emotion in. I'm (obviously) not up to date.

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Reply #116 on: October 05, 2017, 08:08:42 PM

Was definitely a tonal shift, so I could see how it was a bit jarring. I just thought it was well executed and in step with the whole "real physics" aspect of the books/show.

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Reply #117 on: October 05, 2017, 08:47:41 PM

One thing I remember from the books that seems missing most from the show so far (only a few episodes in to season 2),


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Reply #118 on: October 05, 2017, 09:34:10 PM

If memory serves they actually make a pretty good joke about it later in season 2.

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Reply #119 on: October 06, 2017, 03:16:50 AM

I liked that sequence. It is actually a prequel short story called The Drive that they put out first in an anthology and then as a booklet as part of a Con promo.

It didn't really belong in the episode though ;  True Story -  I can't remember how he got out of his predicament.  I literally can't remember the last bit when he was getting sandwiched and couldn't switch it off.

Of course, I'm senile, so there's that.

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Reply #120 on: October 06, 2017, 03:20:32 AM

I can't remember how he got out of his predicament. 

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Reply #121 on: October 06, 2017, 03:25:36 AM

Really ?  Goddamn..


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Reply #122 on: October 06, 2017, 03:29:11 AM

That's why I like it. Physics don't play.

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Reply #123 on: October 06, 2017, 08:15:40 AM

Physics don't provide an afterlife neither, so how are we hearing his story? Also, as physics don't play, how did they know what he had done and how to replicate it?

P.S. I liked it and I will not hear a bad word said about The Expanse, except maybe the acting of the guy who plays Diogo.

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Reply #124 on: October 06, 2017, 08:51:06 AM

Physics don't provide an afterlife neither, so how are we hearing his story? Also, as physics don't play, how did they know what he had done and how to replicate it?

P.S. I liked it and I will not hear a bad word said about The Expanse, except maybe the acting of the guy who plays Diogo.


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Reply #125 on: October 09, 2017, 11:47:09 PM

I am pretty sure it was mentioned that he had left his research notes or something with his wife, so there was probably very little work that needed to be done to re-create what he had accomplished.

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Reply #126 on: October 10, 2017, 12:31:20 AM

Yeah, his notes were still in his workshop he mentioned.

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