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zebra2  ·  447 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club no. 32: Material Selection

So I've finished season 1 of The Expanse (the limit of what I can get without paying more) and overall I've enjoyed it. I can see some places where it falls kinda flat and feels a bit like lazy writing, the main characters seem to have trope-worthy plot armor, and at various times it seems a little too convenient that the characters behave the way they do. I keep wondering if that's the source material, or if the TV adaptation is doctoring it that way. A certain element of it seems fairly cliche, too, considering that the rest of the world seems fairly well though-out and has a decent dose of realism.

johnnyFive  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can say that's at least somewhat the source material. The books are pulpy and light, and not really going for high drama.