It really is good enough to merit this rating. If you’ve been considering giving it a shot, maybe try now. And if you like it, make sure to watch from a legal source and help the ratings as they shop it around.
Why is it so good?
It’s tightly plotted, vast in its scope and yet very personal. The characters are people drawn so deftly moments of their characterization have made my breath catch.
It’s insightful about history and what it teaches us about how human groups relate and how conflict works – they recently did an entire episode about war that wasn’t grimdark or bullshit ra-ra heroics, it was about people struggling with all their hearts. It was about the knife’s edge we all walk, trying to throw ourselves forward into a better future, trying to be good to each other, while the engine of the machine we’re caught in tries to grind us all down.
I won’t cite a laundry list of the show’s diversity because it doesn’t come across as a laundry list: everyone is a person and people come in all races, genders, creeds, classes, and sexualities in a way that is so balanced that scenes can be about what it means to be human–all of it, from our best to our worst–while letting all humans be part of asking those questions and finding their own answers. Furthermore, it has the smartest handling of class (in a diverse way) I’ve seen on TV. EVER. It’s all part of the sense of real stakes, real political forces going against each other, with conflicting values and material interests.
It starts out well, and then it just gets better. and better. and better. As the different parts of the story come together, as we get more focus on women characters.
It’s also funny. And beautiful.
None of this tells me anything about the plot of this show or even what it’s about except for the screencap.
this is the end result of Spoiler Culture
Do you mean that the op in no way elaborated on the show because of avoiding spoilers or that my not knowing what the show is about and wanting to be “spoiled” is the end result of spoiler culture?
Bc if the latter I think a summary can be more than a single sentence.
That darn misleading pointless RT description, lol.
Basically, in a future where Earth is a unified force, Mars has been colonized, and enough miners have been sent to the Asteroid Belt for its resources that they too have formed a faction, there are simmering tensions between all three groups. There’s been a cold war between Mars and Earth for years, with the Belt caught in the middle. Mars is smaller but more militarized, Earth sees itself as the rightful owner of the solar system, and the Belters just want a share of what they mine for the planets.
But suddenly, as our show starts, the situation starts to escalate. It follows specific characters from each faction as they attempt to undercover what’s going on and maybe try to fix things.