How To Stream Devs, The Best Sci-Fi Show On Television Right Now

There's plenty of decent science fiction to stream on TV during this trying time of self-isolation, whether you're interested in the near-future body-swapping of HBO's Westworld Season 3 or the slightly-less-near-future body-swapping of Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2. But chances are you're missing out on the best sci-fi show to hit the airwaves (or, in this case, streaming world) in years: FX's Devs.

Yes, Netflix's Altered Carbon Season 2 Has A Much Different Vibe

Altered Carbon, which we called "a cyberpunk masterpiece" in our Season 1 review over two years ago, is back on Netflix for a long-awaited second season. And those who have already spun up the show for another go have likely noticed that the vibe is pretty different from Season 1. Gone are the trappings and tropes of a future-noir gumshoe mystery with a brooding protagonist and neon-soaked gutters; instead, Season 2 is a more straightforward action thriller.

The Witcher's Confusing Timelines, Explained

Netflix's The Witcher series faced some incredibly difficult challenges on its journey from the pages of Andrzej Sapkowski's original short stories and books to the small and large screens of 2019. Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich needed to attempt to please not just fans of the decades-old source material, but also players of the tremendously popular Witcher video games, who are devoted to a completely different set of Witcher stories that the show would not be addressing.

HBO's Watchmen: Damon Lindelof Addresses Show's Controversial Politics

Spend any amount of time on the Watchmen subreddit or reading what people are saying about the show on Twitter, and you'll see a common criticism coming from disgruntled fans: that Watchmen is too political, or that it espouses the "wrong" politics. But in the final episode of HBO's official Watchmen podcast, which went up after the show's final episode aired, Lindelof says he believes the show's politics are true to the original comics.

The Expanse Season 4 Explores A Bloody New Frontier

When last we left the crew of the Rocinante and The Expanse's other characters--a full year and a half ago, in June 2018--humanity was united in wonder at the opening of the "ring gates" and the expansion of the accessible universe to include countless previously unknown, fully habitable planets. That's a giant leap for mankind, but in The Expanse Season 4, the characters we love will take just one small step: They'll explore a single new world on which much of the new season's story will hinge.

The Witcher Saga Is An Unwieldy Story. Here's How Netflix Made It Work

The saga of The Witcher is not an easy one to adapt. The Witcher games (with which you're no doubt familiar) had it simpler--as sequels to the original novels, they simply built on the foundation that author Andrzej Sapkowski laid down years ago. To adapt the book series--a hodgepodgey web of short stories and novels--into hour-long TV episodes with a trio of protagonists and a cohesive narrative throughline is a significantly different story.
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