Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what we are used to after humans have colonized the solar system and Mars has become an independent military power. Rising tensions between Earth and Mars have put them on the brink of war. Against this backdrop, a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain come together to investigate the case of a missing young woman. The investigation leads them on a race across the solar system that could expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.Yeah, that alone didn't do it for me, so I ignored the show for years. It debuted in November 2015, but it wasn't until this week in April that I decided to give it a shot.
Believe it or not, it was a random post on another person's blog where they made some remark about watching "The Expanse" and it was one the best sci-fi shows they've ever seen. That was when I made my decision to check it out.
Before that moment though, I had seen the episodes available to watch on Amazon, so I knew if I was ever interested, they were there. The wife and I watch the first season of "Incorporated" on SyFy, and near the end of the season, they were promoting the next season of "The Expanse" and it looked interesting. It even caught the wife's attention who admittedly doesn't enjoy everything Sci-Fi, but can find it entertaining now and then.
The description I posted from Google does get it right. It's simplistic, but does explain what you are walking into from the first season. Oh, at this point I should tell you that I am just about to finish the first season. I started watching it one morning and binged on it most of the day, as long as my body would allow me to. Hopefully I'll be able to devour Season 2 shortly thereafter, it seems to have just finished airing on SyFy, but should be available on their website. Season 3 is confirmed, and will be airing in 2018.
There is no shortage of action, and great special effects with this show. If that wasn't already good enough, the writing has been fantastic this first season. Not since the days of the "Stargate" shows on SyFy have I been impressed with their original programming. I know, usually when you think of SyFy you think of "Sharknado" or some other horrific "B" movie. But, every once in awhile, they will get it right and produce a program of such high caliber that, like me, you can't believe it is on SyFy.
If you are so inclined, and have the means, please check it out. If you are a fan of good SyFy, you will not be disappointed.