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From: EGK <me@privacy.net>
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Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:20:53 -0500
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On Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:37:17 -0700, anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:

>In article<bulr7ddp7bm7larhhd2iuh6epvt8i5agto@4ax.com>,
> EGK<me@privacy.net> 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
>> rushed.
>> 
>> 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
Envoys.