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The Halo TV Series Has Absolutely No Vibe

The Halo TV Series Has Absolutely No Vibe

Who is the Halo series for? This question came up time and time again as I watched the premiere, over a decade of waiting for the inevitable TV adaptation of Halo, resulting in a Paramount broadcast that, if we’re brutally honest, has started on a pretty ugly foundation.

I sat in a Discord call with seasoned Halo veterans and newcomers to the series, synced to react to every goofy CG alien, every unearned character reveal, and every Sneaky reference to Mass Effect. Coming back to that question dominated the call as we tolerated the first of nine jam-packed episodes of Spartan. Paramount’s Halo is too far removed from established lore to satisfy Halo fans, but it also lacks the desire to bring outsiders up to speed. Master Chief is out there shooting guys, and it stands to reason that you think this guy is the coolest badass in the galaxy.