It doesn’t take long in episode one for all hell to break loose, and for Master Chief (portrayed by Pablo Schreiber) to make a statement entry worthy of a few hoots and whistles. Halo fans will be overjoyed with the accuracy of the design elements as the showrunners clearly seemed to have paid a lot of attention to the way the silver team looks and fights.
Much of the first episode is a hyper-paced introduction to the world of Halo, UNSC politics, and The Great War between the Covenant and humanity. We are also introduced to a host of characters like Dr. Catherine Halsey (Natascha McElhone), Admiral Margaret Parangosky (Shabana Azmi), Miranda Keyes (Olive Gray), Kwan Ha Boo (Yerin Ha), and Soren-066 (Bokeem Woodbine) to name a few.
Episode two slows things down a bit for a closer look at the lore, and more importantly, John-117, the man under the iconic helmet. Schreiber does a pretty good job at being relatable considering the lack of emotions of the main character. There’s a lot introduced in terms of plotlines with regular hints at what can be expected from the upcoming episodes.