Subject: Re: Altered Carbon
On 2/9/18 11:58 AM, moviePig wrote:
> On 2/9/2018 12:21 PM, EGK wrote:
>> Did anyone else finish altered Carbon on Netflix? I wanted to like
>> show a lot more than I actually did. It sure didn't make me want to
>> the book by the time it ended. It was a convoluted mess for the most
>> The motive of the main villain had me scratching my head even while they
>> kept repeating it over and over.
>> It reminded me of the first season of The Expanse. 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
>> and we need more style over substance in TV shows. <rolling eyes>
> It was a handsome production -- enough so that I'll likely tune in for a
> Season #2. But, yes, the narrative structure, as well as the nature of
> the premise, were pretty "demanding". Also, for that much work, I'd
> have liked a deeper plot with more insights... and fewer spin-kicks...
I didn't find it demanding as much as I feel in this day and age you
better be very clever with your use of flashbacks, which they weren't.