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The Expanse: Season 1 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: The Expanse blends sci-fi elements and detective noir into a visually compelling whole, though it takes a few episodes for the story to capture viewers' intrigue.

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Based on the series of novels by James S.A.Corey, this space opera is set 200 years in a future where humanity has colonized the solar system, which is divided and on the brink of war. Season 1 revolves around the search for Julie Mao (Florence Faivre), the high-society daughter of one of Earth's most powerful businessmen. Having cut ties with his wealth and support, she started a new life in the Asteroid Belt, where she worked tirelessly for the betterment of the disenfranchised "belters"...right up until the day of her disappearance. Joe Miller (Thomas Jane), a hardened detective with the private security firm Star Helix, is assigned to find Julie, who he comes to believe could be the key to several mysteries. His story intertwines with that of two other characters: James Holden (Steven Strait), a rogue ship's captain involved in a planet-threatening accident; and U.N. undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), who's willing to go to any lengths for what she deems is right. As these three individuals navigate the dangerous politics of Earth, Mars and a quasi-terrorist organization known as OPA, they find themselves unraveling a vast conspiracy that threatens all of humanity. Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham and Paulo Constanzo also star.

Cast

Thomas Jane
as Detective Miller
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Chrisjen Avasarala
Cas Anvar
as Alex Kamal
Dominique Tipper
as Naomi Nagata
Wes Chatham
as Amos Burton
Jonathan Banks
as Executive Officer
Paulo Costanzo
as Shed Garvey
Jay Hernandez
as Dimitri Havelock
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Critic Reviews for The Expanse: Season 1

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (18)

Expanse is so expansive, it's hard to pin down - well, anything... Looks great. But what's going on?

December 14, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Granted nothing here feels new or pressing, or as intense as an episode of the aforementioned Game of Thrones. But if sweeping, beautiful scenes and expansive stories that take episodes to piece together are your thing, you'll be set with The Expanse.

December 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The Expanse has a few tricks up its sleeve. They include some nifty camera work and a deft cliffhanger that make it the... captivating.

December 14, 2015 | Full Review…

There's a lot to get a grip on, and it might help to have read the books. If I tried to explain in full, we'd be here all day, and I couldn't do it anyway.

December 14, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Expanse is a discussion of political power and a nice shoot-'em-up actioner all at the same time.

December 14, 2015 | Full Review…

The problem isn't with the overall look of Syfy's The Expanse. Production values are first-rate through and through. But having little or no earthly idea of what's going on can be a problem.

December 11, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Expanse: Season 1

½

StevieS.

Super Reviewer

½

JensS.

Super Reviewer

Poor writing muddled with bouts of atrocious acting, not to mention an overly complicated storyline... were not enough to keep me from finishing this season, in the hopes that they up their game going forward.

EdK.

Super Reviewer

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