The Expanse Season 2

I watched season one after reading the first book, Leviathan Wakes, which I really enjoyed. The TV series is no way as good as the books, and I think the TV show doesn’t do the best job of making sense of what isn’t a terribly complex story. I’m much more at home with the books now.

Season 2 was ok. Not amazing again, but certainly in keeping with the first season. Apparently season 3 is already being filmed, which is a good thing I believe. I’ll certainly watch it.

Watching Star Trek, from the start …

I’ve just finished watching what was the final iteration of Star Trek, “Enterprise”. Of course “Enterprise” was set before the original series of Star Trek, but was the last to be made. Having watched it I’ve now started watched the original series from the start as it’s just turned up on netflix. In fact, it isn’t the only Star Trek series that’s arrived on netflix. In fact they’ve now got the original series, TNG, DS9 and Voyager too. So I now have a unique opportunity, I can watch every episode in strict chronological order.

And that’s what I plan to do now. I’ll be going through the lot!

Watching Enterprise

I remember when this show first came out. I was really looking forward to it. I thought it was a great idea, a prequel to the original series, what could be better. But it didn’t hold my attention, and I eventually lost complete interest after only a few episodes.

The other day I noticed that it was on Netflix and I decided to give it another go and see if my original disinterest was well founded. I’ve been watching season one now up to episode 14, and, whilst it’s ok, it’s not brilliant I have to say. I find some of the characters quite annoying, especially the captain, who just doesn’t seem to learn anything or listen to anyone and doesn’t develop at all.

I think I’ll continue with it, but I now understand why it eventually got cancelled. I don’t think that the writing held up against all the other series.

Watching the Colony

I’ve been watching this series since episode 1, and now it’s on episode 7. So far I’m still not entirely sure what is going on at all. It seems to be about a post alien invasion world, but there have been no aliens in it at all so far and all I can work out is that there are a bunch of rebels and a lot of people trying to hunt them down.

It feels like it should be good, but as I’m still not entirely sure what is happening I can’t be certain. I’d like it to be good. I’d like there to be some aliens as well, but so far, not so much.