The Dark Universe of The Expanse

A Much-Needed Guide for Surviving the Future


I want to like this show more than I do, but I forget it almost as soon as it ends. I think it's because all of the main characters are tired old tropes (and not being played with in any interesting way). From the alcoholic disillusioned cop (with "woman in the refrigerator" motivation) to the Mary Sue love interest of the moral-to-a-fault main protagonist. Even Chrisjen, scion of a waning political family, has been seen many times before.

Except for Fred Johnson. He's fascinating, but we barely see any of him.