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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 
>> 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 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.
>>
>> 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 
>> 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>
> 
> 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.