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The Expanse – Season 1 Episode 1

Going into this blog I want to make it clear that I have not read the books this was apparently based on so I’m going into the show with a fresh view on the subject. The show was brought to my attention and I decided to check it out. The first episode could be watched early online, so I did just that. It releases on TV on December 15th. So what did I think of the show…

Based on the first episode, it seems like it’s going to be pretty good. I LOVE space, I love worlds that are set in space. I went into the series with very high expectations. I won’t say that all those were met, by any means, but I wasn’t disappointed either. From my understanding thus far it’s based in a world where Earth, Luna (the moon I think), Mars and then the asteroid belt has been settled. The ‘belters‘ work on the asteroid belt and supply things to Earth and Mars I think. They don’t think that’s fair however, and apparently there is a revolt in the making.

Then, we move on with another story line of the crew of a ship that was apparently gathering ice to talk back to the asteroid belt. They get a distress signal, initially decide to ignore it and then end up going to investigate. Clearly, it was a set up because a Mars Vessel (or so we are led to believe) sends a nuke and blows up the ship. A few survivors are in the small shuttle that went to investigate so they are spared the explosion. We had a moment of the girlfriend in the story saying ‘you should know’ and the boyfriend never got to find out what that was. I’m assuming that will be a lingering story line for the show. Based on the way they were introduced she was probably pregnant. But in any case, it was a nice introduction to the show. It had plenty enough potential to make me want to check out more episodes. The acting was good, the characters were interesting, the world was interesting and the graphics were nice. So yea, check it out!