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Defiance Returns With a Bang, You Must Watch This Show!

Defiance Season 2

Earlier this month, I shared the reasons you should be watching the SyFy series Defiance. It doesn’t get the attention it deserves and was in real danger of not coming back for a third season. Now it is back, and it kicked things off with a bang. The Game of Thrones Red Wedding episode has nothing on the Defiance season opener. [No Spoilers]

I like Defiance because it has such a fully-realized world. Each alien race has not just its own look, but its own culture. They come at the world from a unique perspective and bring their own values and traditions to an Earth that is nothing like the one we live on today.

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The interactions between all these new races and the humans are what make the show so darn good. Then it goes a step further and not only presents races that are believable, unique, and interesting, but creates characters that are just as good.

You come to know each of them and understand the ethical issues they have with each new obstacle put into their path. The choices they make to overcome those obstacles sometimes stay firmly in line with their upbringing, but they are just as often forced to do something that goes against all they know in order to survive.

The season opener saw unlikely alliances made between characters with a common goal. The enemy of your enemy is your friend, at least until he stabs you to death. I think of the opener a bit like every Stephen King book I have ever read. I love him and hate him because he is as likely to kill a random bystander as he is the main character who has been there since page one. Just when you think everyone is safe, they’re dead.

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There was death and betrayal galore in the season opener. Who dies? You’ll have to watch to see who makes it to episode two and who is left in a pool of blood. I’d love to know what you think of the opener, and what you think is going to happen next!

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