Television The Expanse (TV Show)

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Really enjoying season five so far and trying to get my girlfriend into as well so we watched the first two episodes of season one. She immediately commented what a bad actor Steven Strait is which made me smile as I'm not the only one who thinks that. Think I mentioned it before in this thread and I have not seen him in anything else but I find his acting really cringy at times.
Oh, you’re not the only one. He’s a cardboard Jon Snow with bigger muscles.
 

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Really enjoying season five so far and trying to get my girlfriend into as well so we watched the first two episodes of season one. She immediately commented what a bad actor Steven Strait is which made me smile as I'm not the only one who thinks that. Think I mentioned it before in this thread and I have not seen him in anything else but I find his acting really cringy at times.
100% agree :D He's gotten better, but he's bad. Cas Anvar is too, but he used to get away with because his character is a nice guy until Cas showed he's a horrendous human.
 

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I disagree with you about it being a bore, even on Earth, but there has been some cringe dialogue. There have been some moments where I’m thinking, ‘surely you could’ve at least pretended to be subtle there’.
The worst bit of dialogue so far (I'm only up to ep 4) was Bobby's story of her pet rat.

"I sobbed for days." Or maybe it was "hours". Either way, nobody ever says sobbed.
 

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100% agree :D He's gotten better, but he's bad. Cas Anvar is too, but he used to get away with because his character is a nice guy until Cas showed he's a horrendous human.
The woman who plays Naomi is the worst imo, though it's possibly just more noticeable since she's British and I am too.

My favourite performances are Amos, Bobby and Anderson Dawes. Anderson's belter accent is the best one, a lot of them sound a bit silly but his is cool
 

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The woman who plays Naomi is the worst imo, though it's possibly just more noticeable since she's British and I am too.

My favourite performances are Amos, Bobby and Anderson Dawes. Anderson's belter accent is the best one, a lot of them sound a bit silly but his is cool
The OG of bad acting in The Expanse has been and remains Avaserawhatshername. She's awful, awful awful. Amongst a lot of other dodgy acting.

Anderson Dawes hasn't been in it for a while now has he?
 

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The OG of bad acting in The Expanse has been and remains Avaserawhatshername. She's awful, awful awful. Amongst a lot of other dodgy acting.

Anderson Dawes hasn't been in it for a while now has he?
I agree, she's terrible.

Shout out to Camina too who is about as believable as a badass space pirate as I am as a ladies man.

Yeah Jared Harris hasn't been in it in ages, assuming because he's been involved in other projects like Chernobyl and Foundation.
 

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I agree, she's terrible.

Shout out to Camina too who is about as believable as a badass space pirate as I am as a ladies man.

Yeah Jared Harris hasn't been in it in ages, assuming because he's been involved in other projects like Chernobyl and Foundation.
Is this the only show enjoyed by many on here but where nearly every main character/actor is considered terrible or unbearable? :lol:

The only real bad actors are Holden and Naomi. The rest are quite enjoyable, Avasarala, Camina, Cas Anvar, etc.

And who else watched this waiting for T Dawg to die? :lol:
 

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Is this the only show enjoyed by many on here but where nearly every main character/actor is considered terrible or unbearable? :lol:

The only real bad actors are Holden and Naomi. The rest are quite enjoyable, Avasarala, Camina, Cas Anvar, etc.

And who else watched this waiting for T Dawg to die? :lol:
Thomas Jane made the first few seasons extremely enjoyable, and Jared Harris was his usual brilliant self.
 

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Thomas Jane made the first few seasons extremely enjoyable, and Jared Harris was his usual brilliant self.
Agree. But Avasarala is truly terrible.

I found the latest episode a bit boring. Naomie's story with her son (also very bad actor) is just boring drama on spaceships and feels like it's been going on forever. Season seems a bit disjointed for the moment.
 

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Amos is easily the best character and actor left in it. I also liked Cutty/Fred, shame he's gone. And Thomas Jane pretty much carried the first few seasons, the show has definitely been lacking a good lead since then.

I think the last few episodes have shown that when there's not something big happening and it focuses more on the characters it can be pretty shite.
 

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Along with the charisma of actors such as Thomas Jane, Jarred Harris and David Strathairn, it's missing the otherworldliness of earlier seasons so far (the Julie Mao chase, the interaction with the Miller construct, protomolecule in action, ring gates appearance). I don't mind the larger political angle this season, but Drummer just floating around in space and Naomi's lousy family feud have been a big miss for me. The entire "See what a narcissist and evil villain Marco is and how he manipulates his son?" bit has been really really really hamfisted.
 

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Have to agree on Naomi. She's been my least favourite character from the beginning. Just don't see what she adds to the show. Don't really care about her stupid family feud either. And I wish she'd stop talking in a Belter accent as she's clearly no good at it.

The arc starting halfway through season two about the tensions between Mars and Earth and the protomolecule experiments on children remains the high point of the show for me.

And what a load of rubbish episode 5.07 was. Found myself playing with my phone watching it.
 
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I'm trying not to see any spoilers (even though I've read the book)... So don't spoil anything motherfeckers...

Do y'all think you're finding it a bit dull due to the 1 per week schedule it's now on? I'm about 3 behind you lot and plan to watch in chunks but I won't lie listening to you is deflating as feck. I had high anticipation/expectations....

But then again, this is redcafe. It's probably fine...
 

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First 5 were really good, last 2 have been a bit boring, calm before the storm and it all heats up though.
True. Didn't mean to paint a too negative picture of season five. The first episodes were really good and episode four is one of the best of the show and all science fiction.
 

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Forgot about Ashford when thinking of great actors on the show. He was great, real tension in his scenes and great charisma. Cutty/Fred great also. Guess he got out too late in this show!

You really see how lame some of the actors are when the good actors are not there to bounce off.