I watched the first couple of episodes of Killjoys, given people were talking about it in the same breath as Dark Matter. Really didn’t do much for me. I thought the visual style, of heavy shadows and coloured light mixed with jukebox playlists, was a bit obnoxious. The pilot is a frenetic mess of a story, jumping around all over the place, trying to explain loads about the world the show is set in while also telling a moderately complex story. I can forgive that - pilots have to do a lot of heavily lifting - but the second episode wasn’t much better, with some really trite dialogue and a dull macho tone. The show’s also quite violent, which isn’t a problem in and of itself, but there’s a sadistic streak to it that put me off a bit. What I like about Dark Matter is that it doesn’t feel the need to world-build too much and that it’s self-confident enough to have elements of comedy and lightness. Killjoys just has Bay-esque quippery.