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I'm willing to accept magnetic boots plus something floating in the air nearby as sufficient shorthand to indicate a zero gravity environment, instead of downgrading a show for not spending its whole budget on wire work.
I'm also willing to accept a bird that's learned to adapt to a low-gravity environment, and occasional effects like a curving stream of water to indicate a rotating environment.
It's easy to write that Belters are all tall and skinny in a book. Harder to cast a show that way. Compromises must be made. This show's compromises are unusually clever and astute (more than one physiological adaptation to a life in low gravity).
IMO, after watching three episodes, The Expanse has hooked me with its fast-moving, complex storytelling rife with twists and surprises (even for a reader of the series), its exceptional visuals (full of incredible detail that encourages repeated viewing), good-to-excellent acting (jury's still out on that one, but no performance has yet taken me out of the story), and full engagement of my sense of wonder.
Perhaps best of all, it treats its audience as if they are intelligent adults. This may spell its doom, but IMO it deserves all the support we can muster.
Last edited by rdclark; 12-16-2015 at 04:52 PM.