Altered Carbon short review:
Season 1: Amazeballz! Joel Kiddaman’s acting really impressed me. You could tell this was very expensive to make. Great cyberpunk! The sets would make great paintings that I would hang in my home. It’s a great noire thriller similar to Matrix meets Bladerunner!
Season 2: Woke trash, over reliant on exposition. First they explain what they are going to do. Then they explain what they are doing, and then they explain what they just did.
Women are in charge of absolutley everything because 2020 yo. Most of them are horrible people, so not sure what that is trying to tell us about our future. It gives me mixed signals. Most of the men characters cannot complete a single task without a woman coming in and fixing literally everything. Season 1 was actually more diverse, because men and women held equal positions, and screen time. In this one, all white men are evil. The only two male leads who are Asian, and African American, are allowed to be heroes only when the women tell them it’s ok to do so.
This season was significantly lower in budget. Anthonly Makie does a pretty good job, but if I say that Joel Kiddaman’s performance was better I will probably be branded a racist asshole or something. Which is not fair, because you should not be able to hide poor quality of entertainment behind a shield of race, and genders. The action scenes were ok, but they are sparse when shoved between hours and hours of endless exposition. What ever happened to more show, and less tell?
2 out of 5 cheese curds.
Undecided if I will come back for season 3 at this point. I am not saying no, but I am not saying yes either. I doubt a third season will even happen. Wow science fiction TV is truly awful these days.
I am going to watch The Orville now, and maybe give The Expanse a third chance, because I really miss good science fiction.😥