9 The Expanse
Season two of this compelling hard SF drama is due to air in the US in February; hopefully it’ll hit Netflix in the UK soon after, as we’ve already had to wait what seemed like forever for its first year to get here. But it was worth it.
The “expanse” in question is the array of planets, moons and stations between Earth and the outer reaches of our solar system, all teetering on the edge of revolution and all-out war after an unexplained attack on a defenceless ship. There’s a magnificent cast, fantastic world-building (thanks to the fact it’s based on a series of novels), truly jaw-dropping moments (there’s one in episode four that’s a literal killer…) and, as if all that’s not enough, star Thomas Jane wears the quirkiest hat in space.
Not to be missed if you call yourself a sci-fi fan. The show, that is, not the hat. Although you don’t want to miss that, either.