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The Expanse [Spoilers]

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by Innomine, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. KHAAAAAAAN!!

    KHAAAAAAAN!! Troll in the Dungeon –§ Prestigious §– DLP Supporter

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    How yall liking Season 5? I gave up on the books before hitting Nemesis Games because DA and TF are pretty shit writers, so I'm looking forward to being surprised this season.
     
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    Bit of a slow start for me, I got annoyed at the family drama and the backstory exploration but after a couple of episodes it ramped up to the action and sci-fi sequences I really enjoy. Honestly, I just fast forwarded through a lot of the dialogue until it got back to characters I care about.

    Inaros is a fantastic antagonist and I hate the shit out of him. Somewhat missing Ghost!Miller and all the prothean/builder stuff as it takes a backseat to the interplanetary political intrigue. Avasarola is still a treat to watch.
     
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    Honestly, as a book reader I've read the book as a whole once, everything but Naomi's chapters probably twice, but I've read the Amos parts of this book probably five times.

    You do get something from everyone being on their own, but certain segments drag a bit.
     
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    All caught up now and gotta say I'm somewhat relieved that they only got renewed for one more season. It's hard to go back to caring about petty human drama and interplanetary squabbles in the face of a potentially existential threat. The major character deaths didn't really hit me, and I felt a little cheated at how ignoble it was to die to a random hard burn stroke.

    Still adore Avasarola but the lines she has to work with can be pretty cringeworthy especially the literal kumbaya circle jerk about unity. The Belter faction dynamics are pretty fascinating but I want to know more about the crazy magic space goop and its creators and their killers. Seems like it's all been shelved as plot devices, and another 10 episodes won't have any time to spare from the focus on space war.

    It was good while it lasted. Still gonna catch the last season next year but I probably wouldn't rewatch past 3 or 4.
     
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    IIRC, it was a consequence of real life controversy causing them to be written off the show, so they had to edit some already filmed scenes to try and make it work.
     
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    Actor for Alex got MeToo'd, a huge number of allegations of sus stuff. They refilmed a couple conversations, CGI'd him out of the party scene, and remixed things for his death scene.
     
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    It's also worth noting that in the books that's more or less how Fred Johnson dies (stroke or hemmorage of some sorts after being wounded during a hard burn iirc). But agreed it didn't quite hit as hard as it could have - I was somewhat expecting that with the real world controversy, etc
     
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    Yeah, can’t really help him having an underwhelming death when they have to write the scene without the actor available. The only way around that would be recasting him, which would be just as messy.
     
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