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Feb 28, 2020 - TV

Altered Carbon

Season two is here. This is a cyber punk thriller/murder mystery set in the far future where consciousness is stored in a stack and the data can be sent far and wide across the galaxy. Takeshi Kovacs is back, and better than ever.

His old sleeve (what they call bodies in this crazy Universe) was played by Joel Kinnaman, Ed Baldwin on For All Mankind. This time it’s played by Anthony Mackie, Falcon in Avengers. Only problem that I have with this new character is one of his upgrades gives him the force to move weapons into his hand without touching them. Kind of lame if you ask me.

Honor gets in the way of profit.

Everything about this show is exactly as I imagined it would be when I read the books. Richard K. Morgan created an amazing Universe in his books Altered Carbon, Broken Angels, and Woken Furies. The CGI is spot on. The violence is good without being overbearing. Finally the dialog is witty and poignant. I can’t wait to watch more. It’s among my favorite shows on TV.