January 24th, 2020

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The Expanse

So omg, I got completely pulled into this show by accident. (Thank you, [personal profile] kat_lair!) And it's SO GOOD. And now I must pimp it like mad spread the love.

The opening intro is so beautiful, especially the music. Here it is:

It's a gritty sci-fi show with intertwining storylines. (Disclosure: it's based on a series of books that I have not read.)

There's three main factions in this world - Earth, the imperial grande dame, Mars, the former colony, now a power in its own right, and the Belters, the underclass who belong to neither planet but make their homes on space stations and outposts, mining asteroids primarily for the benefit of Earth or Mars corporate interests. The Belters have an awesome creole patois and their lot in life pretty much sucks, kept under the boot heel of the "Inners", the planetary interests. There is civil unrest and politics and conspiracies and everything is on the brink of war between Earth and Mars, revolution by the Belters, or both.

The main storyline, at least at first, is a hard-bitten detective noir story with a semi-corrupt cop (Detective Miller, played by the amazing Thomas Jane) on Ceres station being tasked to find a missing rich girl who's gotten involved with the Belter cause, and return her home to Earth.

I won't say more about the plot to avoid spoilers, but seriously, the show is amazing. Soooo different than Star Trek, but hits a lot of the same buttons for me. The Blade Runner influences are obvious (and I love it!). Also reminds me of Firefly in some ways. But definitely darker and grittier than Trek or Firefly.

And the cast is just fantastic, and diverse.

I maded a graphic for Detective Miller, who's my favorite. ETA: now with Chrisjen Avasarala awesomeness!

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It's on Amazon Prime, included free with Prime. Go, watch it now! Or if you already watch it, come squee with me!

...Also, I keep meaning to participate in the [community profile] snowflake_challenge, and it seems I just did Challenge #9. Um, go me?

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