What you need to know
- Halo's TV show recently had its big Paramount+ debut.
- We polled readers to find out their thoughts on the show's first episode.
- It turns out readers' thoughts are very much aligned with the wider critical and casual consensus.
It's a rare day, in the sense that the general mood over the Halo TV show is more or less unified across the board. As of this writing, 60% of critics and 60% of Rotten Tomatoes-surveyed audience members approved of the show's debut, and 69% of our own readers liked it as well. When's the last time you can recall multiple opinion aggregates of a show being within 10% of each other?
Though no likes or dislikes of the show are a matter of fact — arts and entertainment are highly subjective, after all — seeing everyone come together with the same general split in likes and dislikes does help give a general idea of whether the show's meeting its mark of adequately entertaining people. In our poll's case, 69.29% (828 votes) liked the show, 15.15% (181) disliked it, and 15.56% (186 votes) were apathetic. In other words, over 69% of watchers had a positive opinion of Halo's start, while roughly 30% ranged from neutral to unhappy with the production.
Many voiced appreciation for the show straying from the game's narrative for sake of telling a fresh story, and the action sequences were generally well received. Those unhappy with the show cited uneven writing, sloppy CGI, and similar quality-control issues as their reasons for not enjoying the series so far.
If you've yet to watch the show and don't know what all the fuss is about, consider scoring a free trial of Paramount+ via Xbox Game Pass. That way, you can have an informed opinion about the series without paying a penny.
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Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to email@example.com.