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On 2/9/18 1:20 PM, EGK wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Feb 2018 11:37:17 -0700, 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)
> Exactly why those What did you watch threads suck.  :)   I mostly avoid
> those threads because of the constant spoilers.
>>   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.
> Really?  They had constant flashbacks to earlier times.   It wasn't till
> episode 7 (I think) that they finally told the story of Quell and the
> Envoys.

That would make a good name for a band.