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Altered Carbon TV

Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by The-Hyphenated-One, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. The-Hyphenated-One

    The-Hyphenated-One Chief Warlock DLP Supporter

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    Has anyone else watched this yet? I loved it. Definitely has the Blade Runner vibe going for it. The cinematography is beautiful and the story line is pretty solid. I haven't read the book yet, but it looks like season 1 encompasses book 1. There are 2 more books in the series so I expect at least 2 more seasons to come.

    I've heard a few people say the writing dropped off around episode 6, but I don't think that's the case. At first I didn't like the direction the story went right around that time, but by the end I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    I haven't been this impressed with a new show since True Detectives season 1.

    Summary taken from the Wiki page link

    More than 300 years in the future, society has been transformed by new technology, leading to human bodies being interchangeable and death no longer being permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the only surviving soldier of a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned for centuries until impossibly wealthy businessman Laurens Bancroft offers him the chance to live again. Kovacs will have to do something for Bancroft, though, if he wants to be resurrected. Bancroft's request of Kovacs is to solve a murder -- Bancroft's. "Altered Carbon" is based on Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk noir novel of the same name.
     
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    I've read the books and I enjoyed the show. Lot of people are complaining about how the story telling was too shallow and how it didn't stick to the source material.

    Visually I was impressed. I did get tired of the flash back shit but enjoyed it over all.
     
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    The constant abductions got boring after the second time and they just kept doing it.
     
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    I plan on reading the books here soon. I didn't know anything about the Altered Carbon world until this show came out.
     
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    I didn’t feel like cooking or homework so I just binged the show when I got home today. It’s pretty good, and they did a fairly decent job on the mystery. It’s not terribly easy to pick out and the twists allong the way are interesting. The sci-fi was also well done and ended up as a decently interesting dystopian extrapolation of current trends.

    My biggest issue was the main villain just didn’t really engage me much.
    The fact that she was his sister was a bit of a surprise, but she was just so bog standard crazy Bond villain that I just wasn’t interested.
     
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  6. Snapdragon

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    The books are one of my SF favourites of the last 20 years. Hard boiled, vicious and they make you really think about the social consequences. The 3 episodes I've seen so far capture the feel of the society of the first book as far as I can recall.

    Superb production quality and what I've seen so far looks like "The Expanse" has SF genre competition.
     
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    Boring as hell and exceptionally whiny compared to the books
     
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    It's good. Not as amazeballs as the book though, but that's hard to do. That's about all I can say.

    The main dude is not a great actor, but is passable for what they need him for: delivering tough guy one liners and being obscenely muscled.
     
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    I enjoyed it a lot! Especially loved Poe, or more accurately, The Raven. As both a character and a setting, I loved it.

    The main villain is kinda meh, but the show was still a lot of fun.
     
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    Eye-catching visuals, sort of interesting premise/world... terrible writing.

    Cookie-cutter characters, bland dialogue, with some standard "caveman science fiction" themes thrown in for good measure. Even with how "evil for the sake of evil" the villain was written, I identified more with them than the main characters.

    Poe was interesting though, liked him.
     
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    Solid show. The flashback episode was great at tying everything together. Especially that museum scene, holy shit.

    Lots of changes from the books apparently -- sounds like the tv show made it more personal for Tak.

    Didnt quite like the main antagonists plot from episode 8 onwards though, felt a bit eh.
     
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    Enjoying it so far. I feel like there's a lot of potential in the world that's not going to be explored, but they're going deep enough for a television show and I can have fun watching it.

    The AI council I've only had a glimpse of so far was great, and it'd be neat to see that expanded. The episode I'm on just mentioned the alien tech that made this all possible, and I'm hoping it goes into that as well.
     
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    It doesn't, but if season 2 and 3 happen, then we should get a lot more exposition. Broken Angels and Woken Furies both focus heavily on Martian (Elder) tech.