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From: EGK <me@privacy.net>
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Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:51:19 -0500
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On Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:29:08 -0700, anim8rfsk<anim8rfsk@cox.net> wrote:

>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?

Cuz a few minutes of screen time showing their childhood equals turning it
in to a whole season?   God, damn. I'm glad i missed that WDYW discussion
about it.