So Much Expanse

I do these things to myself.

It started with my very late arrival to the TV series The Expanse. I’d had my eye on it for a while, then watched the first episode and found it to be a bit of a slog to get through, so put off getting back to it.

Then SyFy cancelled the series, it was picked up by Amazon, and was suddenly available to watch with my Prime membership.  So why not try again?

In the second viewing attempt, we pushed through a repeat viewing of the pilot episode and then, boy howdy, WE WERE HOOKED!  Such a great series with so much going on that makes me happy.  (I starting listing all of the other beloved pop culture properties this show touches on, but to do so would be too spoilery.)

So we watched Season 1.  Then I read the first book in the series by James S.A. Corey that the show is based on, Leviathan Wakes (The Expanse, #1).  The story covered in Leviathan takes you halfway into Season 2 of the show, and well past what we had watched so far.  We’ve since moved into Season 2, and so are safely into unspoilt territory on the show…but now I can’t wait to start the second book.

So, it looks like I’m going to be ReadWatching (I’m coining that term!) The Expanse, jumping forward and back in the narrative until the reading eventually outpaces the watching (There are a gazillion books in the series, YAY!).

Narrative chaos is my game!

the expanse

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