I don't usually talk about the recaps at the beginning of episodes, but this one merits some attention because it includes clips from a scene that appears to have been cut from the previous episode and never actually shown. #TheExpanse#SomeThingsINoticed
This is particularly weird because it introduces a new important character, Cotyar Ghazi, a freelance intelligence operative Avasarala hires after the assassination attempt in the last episode. #TheExpanse#SomeThingsINoticed
The dead guy Miller found after the riot in the last episode. Note confirmation from Julie's files that she matched with him on the space dating site. His profile says "I'll be your Sherpa". #TheExpanse#SomeThingsINoticed
Another reference here to how technology on Mars is outstripping Earth's in various areas, and how the impoverished Belt lags behind. #TheExpanse#SomeThingsINoticed
I know some of y'all liked my threads analyzing all the little visual details in #TheExpanse this last season. I had a sudden urge to rewatch the first season so I'm going to do the same for those. Let's call this #SomeThingsINoticed.
In this image of Earth in the title sequence, there are a lot of lights in an area of Iran/Afghanistan/Pakistan that is mostly unpopulated desert in the real world. I'd imagine as things got more crowded people started living in less hospitable places.
The effects of climate change on Earth are shown as polar ice melts and Liberty Island is completely flooded. #TheExpanse
I have to do a bit of a 1am brain dump on #TheExpanse because that finale just... consolidated the whole thematic premise of the show.
#TheExpanse is a show that is often simplistically referred to as "Game of Thrones in space," which is a comparison that I rather hate because where GoT wallows in its grit beyond the point of self-parody, The Expanse posits something 'event television' like GoT just doesn't get:
Idealism and grit are not incompatible.
#TheExpanse is a political and violent show, it's got a lot of gruesome stuff in it because it aspires to be a viscerally realistic portrayal of its setting... but that violence is offset by the overarching point it's trying to make.
To the creative minds behind #TheExpanse - THANK YOU! Your words have touched millions of souls across the globe, and helped create one of the best shows on television. Thanks to you, we can finally rest easy knowing that those words will continue to flow.
(Ty Franck and @AbrahamHanover) created The Expanse, working closely with the show to ensure a faithful adaptation of their vision. We are so grateful for the diverse and complex characters, wide-reaching narrative themes, and an extremely detailed universe.
Without Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus, The Expanse would not be the show we know and love, as they spearheaded the effort to bring Ty and Daniel's creation to the screen and continue to help shape the overall vision.
When shows I watch get cancelled, I always wish I'd have done more to praise them. So this'll be an ongoing thread of shows I like, cancelled and renewed.
I basically stumbled onto #Rise and it had me in my feelings every week. Such a good story and really talented young cast. I had a feeling it wouldn't be renewed, so I was apprehensive about investing. But it was a worthwhile to do so.
#Sirens is one of my favorite shows this season. I went into it expecting a kind of teenage melodrama (like Twilight with mermaids) but it's actually mature and smart. It's a far more engaging story than I expected and I actively anticipate new episodes every week.