Up for a second season in 2020, Altered Carbon Season 1 sets the bar high for all the science fiction movies ever made. With a whopping 8.6 IMDB rating, Altered Carbon is flashy, fun and unforgetting in all terms.
Story first, Altered Carbon takes you 300 years forward in time, where you are immortal until a device named “stack” inside your neck is attached. Takeshi Kovacs, in the lead, is the last survivor (because of the stack) in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. And, for sure, he struggles to recall his life before his death.
Notably, he is a detective and brought back to life by Laurens Bancroft who wants him to solve a case. A case involving how he (Bancroft) died before he was brought back to life using a stack. For facts, Bancroft is the wealthiest human on the Earth.
One thing that makes Altered Carbon one of the best sci-fiction web series is its dialogues. There are times, so many of them, when you hear dialogues running in the background that will stir a thought in you.
From life to mystery to ultra-violent content (interesting though) amazing is one word to describe the Joel Kinnaman and James Purefoy starter.
With dialogues placed in the beginning of every episode, Altered Carbon does a good job of holding its audience. Further, the distinct thinking of the storyteller with elements like a dreamly-real torture room, a tough cop like Ortega (blush!!) or flying vehicles adds to its wows.
The dialogue its caters ranges from the bad (“Some people just need killing”) to the almost charmingly nutty (“Have you ever heard of full-spectrum DHF remote storage backup?”). And don’t tell me you are already here and not a fan already.
Urge To Die
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that Richard Morgan’s cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon blends aesthetical pleasure besides nudity and elements of suspense and the urge to die.
Urge to die? Well, of course, that’s is the whole concept which Aleterd Carbon beholds. Why would anyone choose life with miseries in parallel? Or life to trace a life that one would never wish for?
Moreover, the best part about the series is the flow of the story. Despite entertaining two stories at a time, the visualization doesn’t hit a snag.
Also, let’s credit the villains who leave no stone unturned to kill Kovack for either personal reasons or restrict him from hiding the truth.