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On 2/4/2018 at 2:10 PM, Cheezwiz said:

That's a perceptive review.  I also appreciated AV Club's take in a longer review.  https://www.avclub.com/altered-carbon-gives-netflix-a-sprawling-sci-fi-blockb-1822570558

AV Club is a little more favorable, but not a rave saying "Altered Carbon is often quite a bit of fun, but its flaws are large and glaring."  They really like Kinnaman.  They also say AC is a "a textbook example of how the binge model helps to mask a show’s shortcomings during the viewing."  I think that's probably right.  If this show were on TV once a week, I think many viewers would tune out.

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On ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 10:04 PM, Roaster said:

That's a perceptive review.  I also appreciated AV Club's take in a longer review.  https://www.avclub.com/altered-carbon-gives-netflix-a-sprawling-sci-fi-blockb-1822570558

AV Club is a little more favorable, but not a rave saying "Altered Carbon is often quite a bit of fun, but its flaws are large and glaring."  They really like Kinnaman.  They also say AC is a "a textbook example of how the binge model helps to mask a show’s shortcomings during the viewing."  I think that's probably right.  If this show were on TV once a week, I think many viewers would tune out.

I think that's a very good point.  I really liked Altered Carbon but can't deny binge watching covers up a lot of flaws.  In some ways, AC reminds me of the one-season sci-fi shows that Fox often has (with more sex and violence).  That's not a bad thing mind you but those shows tend to start off with high ratings that become very low as the show completes its season.

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Hi everyone

Just finished watching all the episodes with my girlfriend, one of the best shows i have seen in a long time

I taught to share her work with the rest of the fans out there

I hope you will love it as much as i do, please reply and share your fan art  as well

 

 

 

 

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Wow, I never expected this would come back and am very excited for it. Although I do have to admit I started reading the second book, but did not finish. I just couldn't get into it as much as the first book, plus the printing was too small and I was having a hard time reading.

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Anthony Mackie is so dam sexy! I’m excited. I can’t wait to see him take over the role of Kovacs. I wonder if REG will be back as Falconer? I hope we’ll see her in the role again. 

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Anthony Mackie being cast for the adaptation of the second book makes me feel like I should watch the rest of season one. But man, it was so fucking boring. The book wasn't boring. I don't know how Netflix managed to do it.

The cast didn't help. Other than James Purefoy and the actor playing Poe, there wasn't an ounce of life amongst them.

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I loved Joel Kinnaman in The Killing but I did not love him in this.   He just fell flat for me. No depth to his portrayal.   Hoping for better things with AM.  

I thought the actress who played Ortega was very good.  I see some criticize of her around here but for me she was better than JK

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1 hour ago, Enero said:

I'm excited about this as well, but Anthony Mackie was enough to get me squealing with glee!

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They will be joined by new cast additions Simone Missick, who played Detective Misty Knight in the Netflix Marvel universe; Dina Shihabi ; German actor Torben Liebrecht  and veteran James Saito in Season 2, headlined by Anthony Mackie as the lead Takeshi Kovacs, a role originated by Joel Kinnaman in Season 1.

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I hadn't heard anything in a while about the second season of this show, so had a look around. I've seen February 2020 as the release date, and the first season debuted February 2018 so that seems as good a correlation as any.

I'm a big fan of Torben Liebrecht based on the small sample of work I've been able to see (I don't speak German) although I hope he's not being typecast as a baddie.

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I came to share this recap video. It’s pretty good. I may rewatch Season 1 as it’s been two years. I did Season 1 in one day!

 

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7 hours ago, saoirse said:

OMG OMG OMG I'M SO EXCITED!

 

Wow, that looks good. Surprised to see that Poe (one of my favorites) is in this one. Anyone know if Dichen Lachman will return?

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Wow. When does this start again? Next Thursday? Roll on!

The folding knife is a CRKT Deviation by Terry Renner. I bought one about four years ago, but when it arrived, Customs & Excise decided it was just too scary-looking (or something), so they seized/withheld it. Grrr!

The fixed-blade is an MTech Xtreme MTX8135 which is a piece of junk, really, but I might have to try and acquire one now, just because!

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Ooh, it looks good. I didn't care much for the bland leading guy of last season. Yay, Poe is back! I need to watch the recap video now.

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Sucker for punishment: I've just re-ordered a new Deviation.  Let's see how I get on with Customs this time!

And I've also ordered an MTX8135 as well.  Just for the hell of it...

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