The Expanse

From: william (WILLIAMA) 3 Jan 21:05
To: ALL1 of 5
There have been some things in the TV series that have stirred the interest - got my excitement buds moving for a change. The detective (Miller) was spot on. The protomolecule was a great mystery. The revelations about the layers of society spreading out from Earth...

Final season. Hmmm. I dunno. 

So, I want to see how it plays out because I'm invested in some of the characters. But it's shaping up as just another story. It's not terrible, but the spark is missing.

Been looking on reddit. The books look like the way to go. Maybe I'll start reading.
From: CHYRON (DSMITHHFX) 3 Jan 22:58
To: william (WILLIAMA) 2 of 5
Having seen a few episodes of both seasons 1 and 2 of The Preacher, I'm starting to feel the same way about it. It's a cool story, and there are a lot of jaw-dropping and funny bits, but it's also kind of predictable*? Ruth Negga is a pistol though.


*just remembered I had read all the graphic novels, so there's that.
EDITED: 3 Jan 23:00 by DSMITHHFX
From: william (WILLIAMA)16 Jan 22:14
To: william (WILLIAMA) 3 of 5
Watched the last episode. It was OK. I quite enjoyed it as a wrapping up for the characters (who are still alive) and the wrapping up of an OK-but-not-great space-opera war story. I still think it's sad that so many extraordinary stories were kind of side-stepped in the final series. The detective (Joe Millar) was such a huge character from the early seasons, that everything felt lightweight when he was gone. There were some other big characters, but a major part of the balance had gone. The single biggest mystery, the proto-molecule and who created it and why, was sort of glossed over in a mad rush for a satisfactory ending. Anyway, still one of the better scifi series on the telly box.

And at least the books follow on with bigger answers in a more-or-less coherent way.
From: milko17 Jan 12:39
To: william (WILLIAMA) 4 of 5
I tend to agree. I think I like it as much as I do in large part due to the lack of competition in serious sci-fi TV. Have read the first book but not bothered with the rest and may never do unless they knock 'em all out cheap on Kindle sometime. There's a lot more competition for my time on books.

The pet semetary storyline seemed like what would normally be the halfway point of previous series of this show, like it's left open to resolve in some future film or series that they've yet to announce.



 
From: william (WILLIAMA)17 Jan 13:26
To: milko 5 of 5
Oh Lord, the Ranks of the Unread on Kindle and my bookshelf are far to big for me to consider reading the Expanse series as well.

All my knowledge of the books is second-hand (at best) from scanning Reddit.