It gets better I promiseI've only watched season 1 of this show and stopped watching because I found the acting to be very poor mainly for the lead characters in that season. Often I can see past this but for some reason here it bothered me so much I've just stopped. Also you could see the cost savings during the production in special effects etc.
No, they just settled into their roles.Did Amazon pay them for some acting leasons then?
Yes i agree. A bit hamish to start and Thomas Jane a strange character but they do settle down into their roles and i guess you get to know them as well.No, they just settled into their roles.
When I first started it, I thought that season 1 was clunky. The main guy was too constipated, the pilot irritated the hell out of me (and tbh, only really grew on me the last season, and now I actually like him in Season 4) and Thomas Jane appeared to be channelling Mickey Rourke, complete with silly hat.
I had no idea where the story was going, and whatever future noir detective tale it appeared to be positing felt like a red herring.
Halfway through the second season it became something completely different, and well worth your time.
Halfway through the third season it became unmissable TV.
Get back on it, you won't regret it, you won't have been the only one who struggled with season 1, and it's not the only quality show to falter at its outset (think back to Buffy Season 1, and where that led to). It's just we've gotten used to shows either winning or losing viewers by episode 2, not Season 2. That's fast food TV for you. The good stuff still takes its time, but is worth it in the end.
The swearing seems to be something the streamers (Netflix/Apple/Amazon) typically don't want too much of but when they do use it, they don't know where to best use it. In that, peril scenes and direct conflict can be absent but throwaway conversations get sprinkled and certainly catch me out as to why the need there?Great TV throughout. Love the politics of it all. Avasarala is one of the great characters but has become too foul mouthed like a Scouse docker in Season 4. It was funnier when used more sparingly in earlier seasons.
I quite like her swearing whatever the context is. But just seems a little too much in the three episodes I've watched so far.The swearing seems to be something the streamers (Netflix/Apple/Amazon) typically don't want too much of but when they do use it, they don't know where to best use it. In that, peril scenes and direct conflict can be absent but throwaway conversations get sprinkled and certainly catch me out as to why the need there?
Yes its all there in UHD. Assuming you can actually locate the UHD streamPardon my ignorance, but is the whole season up to watch, like Stranger Things was for instance?
Avasarala always did swear more (post S1).I quite like her swearing whatever the context is. But just seems a little too much in the three episodes I've watched so far.
Some people do swear in the most ordinary of situations whether discussing the ballet, price of fish or weather. Some swear quite a lot, but here it seems too forced and unnatural in comparison as to how she was before. So its not as funny. But there is still truth in her world weary observations and knowledge.
Ok that's great, my weekend is sorted then, especially with this weather. Thank you mtenga.Yes its all there in UHD. Assuming you can actually locate the UHD stream
I added it from my Amazon web account and then clicked more ways to watch on the Fire TV stick to pickup the UHD stream.
Avasarala swears a heck of a lot in the Books...Avasarala always did swear more (post S1).
It may be another streamer trait, have more swearing/nudity (if any) early in and then fade it out. They seem to think swearing is a hard draw like initial bursts of flesh.
Thanks for the Review Cas. Really looking forward to Binge Watching this over Christmas!