When you're talking about a television show, the words "Who is this for?" is probably not a great sign for the future of that program. In the case of Halo, it's a question I kept asking myself as I watched the first two episodes of the adaptation of the beloved video game franchise.
However, it's not the worst thing since Halo is trying to please longtime fans of the games and introduce the universe to a general audience at the same time.
The games follow the adventures of John-117, the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced super-soldier whose mission is to defend humanity from all threats. The majority of those threats have been the alien soldiers of the Covenant, who in the first three games sought to destroy humanity, no matter the cost.
Most of the games in the series revolve around Master Chief and his A.I. companion Cortana discovering and fighting the Covenant and other enemies on giant space structures known as the Halo rings. Master Chief saves the galaxy on multiple occasions, and that tradition continued in the latest entry in the series, Halo: Infinite.
After sitting in development hell for years, the franchise finally got its TV series, with Pablo Schreiber taking on the role of Master Chief.