From: Obveeus <>
Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
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Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:43:12 -0500
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On 2/9/2018 3:29 PM, anim8rfsk wrote:
> In article <p5ktdg$bpq$>, Obveeus<>
> wrote:
>> On 2/9/2018 1:37 PM, anim8rfsk wrote:
>>> In article<>,
>>>    EGK<> 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.

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.