Halo TV premiere review: Uneven start saved by a stellar Chief

Enlarge / Actor Pablo Schreiber dons Master Chief’s iconic armor in the new Halo TV series, and in its first two episodes, he is the show’s saving grace.Paramount / Amblin

Halo had to reach its fifth full-length video game before toying with the idea of Master Chief being a bad guy.

The Halo TV show, debuting March 24 exclusively on Paramount+, gets there within its first 55 minutes. And this moment is representative of the dark, series-pivoting stakes that the new “silver timeline” is gunning for—eager to pry back the shiny, military-good-guy veneer of the video games and explore the

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