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zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Gawain The Blind posted:

Just finished the series. I had never heard of it other than the trailer, I might read the books now.

I think this was probably my favorite of the netflix original shows so far.

How well did you follow it? Any time I watch an adaptation of a book I've read I always feel like someone who hasnít wouldnít know what the hell is going on, but of course I'm coming to it with way more context.

I've only watched the first ep so far and it's gorgeous and seems to be a bang-on recreation of the first couple of chapters, even starting the series in the same place as the books. It's been a few years since I read it though so: was Ortega in the book and also the hotel, it had a different theme didn't it? Answer in spoilers please

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zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Oooh wee Time magizines review

quote:

Rather than explore the ethical implications of this technology, Altered Carbon focuses on a mystery. Someone has attempted to murder a wealthy man, Laurens Bancroft, by both destroying his sleeve and hacking the cloud system that backs up his consciousness. Bancroft wakes up the mind of an old soldier named Takeshi Kovacs to solve the crime, gifting him a new sleeve.

For viewers, the mystery may instead be why Takeshiís sleeve takes the form of Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (House of Cards) playing an Asian man living in a white guyís body. Thatís how itís written in the book, but onscreen itís especially problematic. The creators would have done well to instead cast an Asian actor as the reborn Takeshi, avoiding the same whitewashing controversy that plagued last yearís Ghost in the Shell. In that adaptation, Scarlett Johansson played an Asian womanís consciousness inside a white android.

I'm not sure she actually watched the show.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



The most laughable thing imo is saying they don't explore the ethical implications of stacks/re-sleeving/immortality, and is why I don't think she watched it.

zoux
Apr 28, 2006



Netflix tends to renew, I'd be real surprised if that didn't happen here.

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