From: anim8rfsk <anim8rfsk@cox.net>
Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
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From: anim8rfsk <anim8rfsk@cox.net>
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Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
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In article <p5ktdg$bpq$2@dont-email.me>, Obveeus<Obveeus@aol.com> 
wrote:

> 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.

And then 250 years of nekkid Dichen building her sex empire.

Wait.  Why don't we want this to be linear again?

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