Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
On 2/9/2018 3:29 PM, anim8rfsk wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Obveeus<Obveeus@aol.com>
>> On 2/9/2018 1:37 PM, anim8rfsk wrote:
>>> In article<email@example.com>,
>>> 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)
>>> 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
>>>> 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.
>> 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.
Season #2 would probably be the two siblings separated with Dichen as a
part of Renee's rebel army and Kinnaman as part of the Stronghold
military needlecasting from place to place to wipe out rebels.
Season #3 would be the two siblings together working for the rebels.
Season #4 would have Dichen building her clone army while Kinnman rested.
> Wait. Why don't we want this to be linear again?
....because you'd have to wait until season #4 for the clone army.