Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:27 pm
Having got around watching the last episode, I'm going against the general view.
I think it was good. Not very good, but good. George in the book is a wet blanket who drifts through just about surviving, but being passionate about his Amy; that is pretty much how he comes across. I don't mind the more deliberate germ warfare subplot, which is in keeping with the general plot and some aspects of fan fiction. The air of industrial extermination of mankind, and banality of the extinction experience were very in keeping with the book.
Killing George off wasn't out of keeping, albeit I don't think it added much. The martians were dying as per the book, just people sped them on their way a bit, the world was in post apocalyptic chaos - exactly as you might expect.
I did find the martians scuttling around catching and killing people individually completely opposite to the "industrialised slaughter" aspect of the book. That was just pointless.
I am Spartacus, and so is my co-pilot.