'Halo' Fan Review: Paramount+ series off to an impressive start as fans laud 'badass' intro

The sci-fi series based on the hit game franchise premiered on the streamer and opened to rave reviews from fans


                            'Halo' Fan Review: Paramount+ series off to an impressive start as fans laud 'badass' intro
Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief in 'Halo' (Paramount+)
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'Halo' finally had liftoff on Paramount+ after going through production hell since 2015. The sci-fi series based on the hit game franchise premiered on the streamer and opened to rave reviews from fans — the ardents of the game as well as the casually curious. The series follows a 26th-century intergalactic war between the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and the Covenant, an alliance of alien races looking to destroy humanity.

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It stars Schrieber as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, the leader of the genetically-enhanced Spartan supersoldier unit; Natascha McElhone as Dr Halsey, the creator of the Spartan program; Jen Taylor as the AI Cortana; and Yerin Ha as Kwan, the daughter of a military leader on the planet Madrigal, where the events of the series begin. The season opener begins with Master Chief and the Spartans rescuing a rebel community on Madrigal from the Covenants who go on a killing spree.

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Quite a few storylines were looked at by fans, and one of them was Schreiber's protagonist taking off his helmet that caused quite the flutter. "Hello Master Chief what a great start to the series I’m loving what I’m seeing @schreiber_pablo @HaloTheSeries @Halo @paramountplus #Halo #HaloTheSeries #ParamountPlus," one of the fans tweeted. "Watched the first episode so amazing and good pace of storyline! 9.5/10 #HaloTheSeries," another seconded.

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"Just finished the 1st episode of #HaloTheSeries and I gotta say it's pretty interesting. The intro was straight bad a*s and it's definitely a new approach to the franchise," a comment read. "Holy s**t, #HaloTheSeries starts with a bang. Didn’t expect this level of violence already loving the show so far," another fan remarked.

Fans also praised Schreiber for his portrayal of Master Chief. "I like Pablo Schriebers take on Chief a lot. That “Nuts, Oats, Microchips” dry a*s delivery had me dying #HaloTheSeries,"

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"#HaloTheSeries Season 1 Episode 1 Contact Review: The opening action sequence of this episode is phenomenal! It’s gory, emotional & so badass! Pablo Schreiber is incredible as Master Chief! Yerin Ha is fantastic as Kwan Ha! Natasha Mcelhone is great as Dr. Halsey! Im sold! 10/10!" one of the fans exclaimed.


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'Halo' Episodes 1 and 2 are available for streaming on Paramount+

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