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Altered Carbon

One of the finest sci-fi series I’ve seen in a while starts off with a dissatisfying episode that might give you the temptation to give it up. Don’t. I know that the concept is ripped off a novel by Arthur Clarke and I know that you might feel like you’re trapped in a science fiction […]

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One of the finest sci-fi series I’ve seen in a while starts off with a dissatisfying episode that might give you the temptation to give it up. Don’t. I know that the concept is ripped off a novel by Arthur Clarke and I know that you might feel like you’re trapped in a science fiction trivia, for all the concepts you will see that you’ve already seen elsewhere. And I know that you’d rather feel like stabbing yourself in a leg before witnessing more of Martha Higareda’s “acting”. And I won’t lie to you: the second part doesn’t get any better. The first one, however, reach a certain peak to almost become a feature and one might argue that every episode is centered around a topos of sci-fi. I didn’t read the novel, so I don’t know if this is the case.
However, you should resist the urge of dropping it, and keep going. I promise it will be worth your time.

The story revolves around a former terrorist, whose conscience gets reinstated in the body of… well, ok, no spoilers. It’s an investigation and a damn good one. It has Joel Kinnaman as the main guy and James Purfoy is magnificent in the role of the murder victim who hires him to find the killer. A mention of honour also goes to Chris Conner: his Poe is one of the best characters, brings a little steampunk in an otherwise explicitly cyberpunkish series.
What I found to be more deserving is the way everything is significant to the main plot and how all seemingly loose ends got tied together, in the end. In this way, it is as good as Heroes season 1, or even Westworld. Watch it.

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