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Anyone else watching this new series on Syfy?

I thought the first episode was a bit dull (character intros etc) but I usually wait until episode 4 or so before I write off a new series. Episode 2 warmed up but episode 3 and 4 was like wow, you now have my full attention!

Any Syfy buffs out there would do well to watch this new series.
 

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ok, is the show really as good as y'all claim? my brother won't Please stop! about it. i've been wanting to watch it, but my only info comes from a moron that dissects only the issues in shows (movies too). oh no! the sci fi film has a car not from the era?!? omg. time to protest!

i hate my family.
 

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ok, is the show really as good as y'all claim? my brother won't Please stop! about it. i've been wanting to watch it, but my only info comes from a moron that dissects only the issues in shows (movies too). oh no! the sci fi film has a car not from the era?!? omg. time to protest!

i hate my family.
It’s always been great sci-fi- actually probably the best science fiction (sweating details about what physics would be like in different gravities, et al)
The first season had very uneven acting (as is usual for Canadian scyfi shows)
But acting and fx have steadily improved since season 1
It’s a legit great show
 

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It’s always been great sci-fi- actually probably the best science fiction (sweating details about what physics would be like in different gravities, et al)
The first season had very uneven acting (as is usual for Canadian scyfi shows)
But acting and fx have steadily improved since season 1
It’s a legit great show
ok gmr. i trust you over my brother. don't let that swell your ego though.
 
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ok, is the show really as good as y'all claim? my brother won't Please stop! about it. i've been wanting to watch it, but my only info comes from a moron that dissects only the issues in shows (movies too). oh no! the sci fi film has a car not from the era?!? omg. time to protest!

i hate my family.
I just re-watched seasons 1-4 in prep. I'll preface my thoughts below with... I only read the first 3 books. Kind of wondering if I should finish the series before going back to the show.

  • The first time through I thought it was pretty darn good. Maybe it's cuz GoT ended to horribly, but to me this show is better.
  • 1-3 were awesome IMHO. The effects and production value were not as good as S4, but they far outshined it in thought provoking dialog and situations.
  • S4, felt overly done on the visual content with a few good moments comparatively but mostly throw-away one liners for a laugh. This isn't too uncommon when a show moves networks like it did. IDK, maybe I was just burnt out from the binge and need to re-watch after my CBD kicks in or maybe having read the books fills in more than I thought when watching.
  • S5 appears to be going back a bit from what I can see to better fleshed out characters and thoughtfulness.
  • Chrisjen Avasarala is perfectly played by Shohreh Aghdashloo and might be my fave char.
  • Holden is well played by Steven Strait who also produces the show in season 3 iirc.
  • Amos unfolded well so far and I'm starting to really appreciate the character that Wes Chatham manages to convey. His interaction with Burn Gorman as Murty really saved the season for me. Burn was great as well. IDK maybe I'm to harsh on S4.
  • Miller by Thomas Jane is too cryptic after his conversion until you start paying close attention then you get all the thought provocation.
I could keep going, but you get the idea now.
 

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I need to catch up. I am only halfway through last season. I'm glad they kept Thomas Janes character, i thought when he died early on, that would be it for him.
 

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