I'm not sure if it's the booze, drugs or age, but I completely forgot about Altered Carbon. The first season was fantastic and then they went and ruined it with the second season.
It started strong and then reminded me of Alias, crazy centuries old
cabal that have been following some mad man with some crazy supernatural abilities which have been brought on by pseudoscience.
Did you ever read The Baroque Cycle? Those are the only major releases from him that I have not read.
The authors of the Expanse series have already made it clean that when they are done catching up to the books, that's it. No more TV show. It's been great so far, I hope they don't get bought out with bags and bags of Bezo's money and allow them to run in into the ground.
I haven't gotten around to watching it yet - kind of wanted to read the book first, and since it's a bit of a departure from the first one (apparently almost an entire different subgenre) I haven't been super inspired to dig into it yet. What did they "ruin" with the second
Wait, is THAT how Alias ended? I watched it when it was new but bailed after the first 2ish seasons. :P
I believe it's been settled that season 6 will be the last one (season 5
is currently being released on Prime Video, once episode per week I
Where do I start. The acting was terrible, the plot line was poor,
special effects were bad.
The whole tone of it changed. They went from a dark and mysterious storyline to a high velocity almost campy story line.
Yeah. All the while they were after some secret from some supernatual da vinci code style historical figure.
Like I mentioned, that was somewhat excepted, as the three books that
make up the series apparently all have very different tones, with the later two being much more on the hard scifi side of things. When I was first researching the series it seemed like a lot of people had similar comments about the books - so many reviewers liked one (or two) but not all three. That said, from what I've (just) read, season 2 only barrows elements here and there from the sequels, and mostly the third book, so
I guess it's not really based on either. *shrug* Ah well, at least
season 1 was decent, and a self-contained storyline at that.
Yep, I remember that stuff - Rambaldi. I didn't hate that stuff by any means, but it was fairly grounded up to what I watched but even back
then it felt like it had the potential to go way off the rails.
I have only read the first book and will now read the rest just to
improve the expierence I had watching the 2nd season.
Ah, I didn't realize you'd read the book. What did you think of it
versus the series? Some of the odd changes that made in the show had me facepalming, and really made me wonder how they could possibly work
those changes into adaptions of the sequels. I guess that's not really going to be an issue though...
It was a while ago, at least 10 years or so (I should check good reads).
I do remember a lot of the TV story line from the book but I also do remember their being a lot of things that were not in the book. I have committed to reading the first book and then reading Broken Angels and Woken Furies during the holidays, so let me refresh my memory and get
back to you.
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