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If you haven't seen at least an ad for this show, I don't know where you've been hiding. James S. A. Corey's Expanse books have been blowing up the charts and the TV series has been making waves in the SF community since the first episode aired.
As an Aussie, I had the immense pleasure (not) of waiting until it finally hit Netflix (the primary source of international distribution, though it's a SyFy production and airs on Space in Canada). Hubby and I still have a couple of episodes left to watch, but here are my general impressions so far:
The cinematography gets you right in the feels from the very beginning. With a darker tone and serious undertone, we're swept into space, pulled into the bright, artificial lights of space stations and occasionally glide over a pristine Earth, sparsely populated by the rich and powerful. The juxtaposition of light and dark, infinite space and claustrophobic station corridors, opulent political hubs and the dredges of a society in virtual slavery really drives home the overall themes of the series: that of class warfare and the brutal exploitation of those who can't fight back. The underlying message is lightened by our protagonists, Holden (an ice freighter on a mission to find out WTF is going on) and Miller (the sardonic detective who just wants to stay out of it all). Both are at first presented as typical self-centered anti-heroes. Then, shit gets real.
The action is really well orchestrated. Suspense is well utilised along with the occasional surprise twist. Devious characters pull strings for their own purposes. The cast is varied and rich, yet never confusing or crowded.
I absolutely love this Tv series and I'm super excited for season two! Here's the trailer for season two.