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    Does TV deserve a space adventure that is better than The Expanse?

    This guy says The Expanse isn't what he is looking for and that Star Trek Discovery leaves him longer for something better.

    https://www.telegram.com/entertainme...onging-remains

    Is the universe, characters, and story of The Expanse really that boring?

    What kind of space adventure would be as engaging as Game of Thrones?

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    All I know about the Expanse is that my dad loves it. It seems to be well done for what it is. I've watched a few scenes and have not yet felt compelled to sit down and watch it. Something about the acting or overall production design just seems.... I dunno, B grade.

    Not that I wouldn't ever watch it, but it hasn't made it to the top of my priority list.

    I doubt that our current society deserves any better.

    Game of Thrones itself at its best was pretty good.

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    I love The Expanse. It's probably the best show we have right now but there's a ton of cool stories that could be adapted into neat shows.

    Off the top of my head...

    The Hyperion Cantos could be really cool.

    Or Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained.

    The Humanity's Fire series.

    The Saga of the Seven Suns and The Saga of Shadows.
    Then why did he put the Devil in me?

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    Does the Expanse contain any of that new wave of woke, virtue signalling bullshit that has gripped the entertainment industry, because I consider Star Trek Discovery to be unwatchable cuck porn without the sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limes View Post
    Does the Expanse contain any of that new wave of woke, virtue signalling bullshit that has gripped the entertainment industry
    I don't even know what that means. Just give it a try and stop being a snowflake.


    because I consider Star Trek Discovery to be unwatchable cuck porn without the sex.
    Nothing like real life, right?
    Last edited by Fitz; 07-16-2020 at 05:57 PM.
    Then why did he put the Devil in me?

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    I tried watching the expanse and found it too boring to continue. I want a space show with cool and original sci-fi elements, not just another political drama that happens to be set in space. Give me a Three Body Problem series, I'd watch that. But that will probably never happen because of China political bullshit.

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    Yeah the Expanse seemed pretty corny and bad to me. Others swore to me that it was good and I was thoroughly let down and jumped ship early.

    It’s really, really important for a TV show to hook you early. I might stick through a movie if I don’t like it, but considering the amount of time these shows can waste, I believe that almost everyone starts off looking for reasons to stop watching.

    For instance, The Outsider on HBO was something I started off expecting to only watch about 15 minutes of ... but man did it hook me in those first 15. You need good writers for that first episode that understand this ...

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    Waiting for season 2 of the mandalorian, at the very least it's fun.
    Outside of that, time is better spent rewatching farscape.
    maybe that cowboy bebop live action show will be the tits though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
    I don't even know what that means. Just give it a try and stop being a snowflake.
    It's adorable when you use our words and you speak them so well.

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