When Paramount first announced the Halo TV series based on the popular video game franchise of the early 2000s, fans were excited, but skeptical. Unfortunately, the first season of the show has already proven their worst fears true, and even a tried-and-true sex scene doesn’t seem to be helping this show win over fans.
Warning! This article contains mild spoilers for Halo Season 1, Episode 8.
The episode starts out with what looks like a very cringy date between the two and quickly evolves into a full-blown love scene WHILE CORTANA WATCHED. Of course, the scene itself wasn’t explicit, but the emotional scars are still very real.
The crazy thing is, this seemingly laughable break in everything that is right and holy in the Halo universe might actually be a major plot point, especially if fan theories are correct about this leading to a Spartan/Covenant spawn. Wouldn’t that be something?
So why are the show’s writers basically making live-action fan fic at this point? No one knows, but the reception has not been positive thus far.
“As a fan of the series it amazes me how how much effort the creators of this show manage to massacre the source material each week,” one commenter on IMDB offers.
“Halo has fallen so far from its potential,” another IMDB commenter states. “We could easily have had something great. Instead, after years upon years of waiting, we get this. I just can’t wrap my head around how we got to this point. How did we get from Peter Jackson and Landfall to here?”
The show’s Rotten Tomatoes audience score stands at 52% while it holds on to a solid 7 out of 10 on IMDB. That’s not an entirely horrible score, and it’s important to note that not all fans hate the show, but let’s hope the writers can somehow recover fan loyalty soon.
The next episode of Halo will release on May 19, only on Paramount+.