Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
On 2/9/2018 12:21 PM, EGK wrote:
> Did anyone else finish altered Carbon on Netflix? I wanted to like this
> show a lot more than I actually did. It sure didn't make me want to read
> the book by the time it ended. It was a convoluted mess for the most part.
> The motive of the main villain had me scratching my head even while they
> kept repeating it over and over.
> It reminded me of the first season of The Expanse. That show got way
> better after the plots started to come together. I kept waiting for Altered
> Carbon to be like that and it never jelled. The final episodes seemed
> I think Altered Carbon would have benefited a lot from a linear storyline
> but I guess shows don't like to do that anymore. It makes too much sense
> and we need more style over substance in TV shows. <rolling eyes>
It was a handsome production -- enough so that I'll likely tune in for a
Season #2. But, yes, the narrative structure, as well as the nature of
the premise, were pretty "demanding". Also, for that much work, I'd
have liked a deeper plot with more insights... and fewer spin-kicks...
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