From: Obveeus <Obveeus@aol.com>
Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
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From: Obveeus <Obveeus@aol.com>
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Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:39:30 -0500
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On 2/9/2018 1:37 PM, anim8rfsk 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)
> 
>    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.

True.  If it was linear storytelling then we would have had a first 
season about abused little kids that had to run away from home.