A TV series filled with all things pertaining to space, The Expanse is an exciting Sci-fi. Set around the 24th century, The Expanse introduces us to many characters who all share common goals- avoid war, unravel mysteries and seek many truths related to the past and future.
One of these characters is Police Detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane). Josephus is handed a case by his Captain and requested to work it under the radar. His new assignment is to find a missing woman named Julie (Florence Faivre). As Josephus begins to raise questions and make several enquiries, he soon learns there is a far greater game being played and becomes quite determined to find the truth at all costs. Josephus is also joined by his rookie partner Dmitri (Jay Hernandez) when he is not working on his top-secret side mission.
Another character introduced is James Holden (Steven Strait), a key staff member on the ice-freighter Canterbury. Chaos occurs for James when he and his crew respond to a distress signal calling for help nearby. Responding to the distress signal has horrific, shocking results, leaving only James and a small crew as survivors. Carrying the visual testimony of what happened, this small crew must come together and help prevent a significant war across planets.
Visually, The Expanse is an impressive world which I found pleasing throughout the entire season. The series is consistently pleasing in even the minor details such as costumes and weapons. I was pleasantly surprised by the many moments of CGI effects. The CGI effects feel relatively high end rather than cheap, even feeling film worthy.
Again, the audio is of similar quality to the visuals, being incredibly pleasing down to even the most minor details. Those who have an impressive home cinema will benefit the most. The plot is enjoyable, and after the first two/three episodes, I had to finish the season at a rapid pace. While each episode doesn’t always end on a major cliff-hanger, I still found myself wanting to know what would happen to our leads next. I was also quite surprised that the series has no issues surprising its audiences regarding the plot.
Overall, The Expanse Season One is a genuinely fantastic sci-fi show. The series delivers a freshness which has been lacking on our large TVs for some time now. The plot is fun, and I found myself quite hooked and engaged after a couple of episodes as the series introduces many characters who are somewhat likeable to follow. Visuals are also impressive with great CGI and sound effects, all of which will impress anyone with a pleasing home cinema. I am passionate and eager to see what will occur next in Season 2!
The Expanse: Season One is Now Available on Blu-ray & DVD!