Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
On Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:37:17 -0700, anim8rfsk<email@example.com> wrote:
> EGK<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Did anyone else finish altered Carbon on Netflix?
>Ob and I have a long detailed discussion about it over on
>What Did You Watch? 2018-02-07 (Wednesday)
Exactly why those What did you watch threads suck. I mostly avoid
those threads because of the constant spoilers.
> 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 actually makes me want to read the book, because I know the TV writer
>to be an incompetent fool, and the redits say she tossed the book anyway.
> 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.
>Ob and I are discussing that too. Please join in!
>> It reminded me of the first season of The Expanse.
>In that they were ripping off Larry Niven with every keystroke? Yep.
> 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>
>I don't think it was that non linear, and probably couldn't be much more
>linear given that it covered hundreds of years.
Really? They had constant flashbacks to earlier times. It wasn't till
episode 7 (I think) that they finally told the story of Quell and the