Altered Carbon

Fridays, 3:00 AM ET on Netflix

60 minutes

Altered Carbon is set in the 24th century when the human mind has been digitized, and the soul itself is transferable from one body ("sleeve") to the next. Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy whose cortical stack has been stored for 250 years, is given the choice to spend the rest of time in prison for his crimes, or solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete.

Fridays, 3:00 AM ET on Netflix

60 minutes

Altered Carbon is set in the 24th century when the human mind has been digitized, and the soul itself is transferable from one body ("sleeve") to the next. Takeshi Kovacs, a former elite interstellar warrior known as an Envoy whose cortical stack has been stored for 250 years, is given the choice to spend the rest of time in prison for his crimes, or solve a single murder in a world where technology has made death nearly obsolete.

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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 10 - The Killers

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February 2, 2018
As a cornered Kovacs braces for a final showdown in the sky, a new hero emerges and more buried secrets come to light.
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 1 - Out of the Past

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s1e1 Out of the Past
February 2, 2018
In a futuristic world where consciousness is digitised and humans can survive physical death by having their memories put into new bodies, a man is killed in a new body without the memory of who killed him.
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 1 - Out of the Past
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Out of the Past
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 2 - Fallen Angel
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 3 - In a Lonely Place
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 4 - Force of Evil
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Force of Evil
Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 5 - The Wrong Man
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The Wrong Man
Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 6 - Man with My Face
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Man with My Face
Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 7 - Nora Inu
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 8 - Clash by Night
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Clash by Night
Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 9 - Rage in Heaven
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Watch Altered Carbon Season 1 Episode 10 - The Killers
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Altered Carbon is a breakthrough series of the Sci-Fi genre, showing that with enough money in your budget, anything is possible. At $70 million, or $7M per episode, Altered Carbon looks like a hollywood movie you'd see in theaters that took 3 years to make. Its absolutely gorgeous. I'd say Altered Carbon is perhaps the only successful TV applications of a true Cyberpunk future Dystopia. The show's world feels much like a cross between Total Recall, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and the game series Deus Ex, but the story itself focuses more on a mystery subplot within this vast and cruel world, and its done in a way that feels very immersive. It's also worth mentioning that Altered Carbon has some of the greatest fight choreography thats ever graced the small screen. Theres tons of action, both long range and hand to hand. There is one sword fight in episode 7 that reminded me of one of my favorite action movies of all time, Equillibrium (2002). So this show will appeal to those who love action, those who love sci-fi, as well as those who loves mystery and intrigue. Unfortunately, while sexual violence in a dystopian future is a fairly common theme considering the inevitable destruction of the middle class, the show hits this theme way to heavy handed, bordering on an almost unprecedented cruelty towards women. While the show does technically indicate that the same things that are happening to the women portrayed also happens to men, and children, there is significantly more focus on objectifying women in horrific ways. Episodes 8 and 9 were so graphic and disturbing that It almost ruined the entire show for me and made me not want to watch 10 and wish I'd never watched them. After watching 9, I decided to read some critic reviews because I believed there was no way I was the only person who would have issues stomaching these types of scenes. It turns out that 13 out of 15 critics all stated that the shows heavyhanded sexual violence of women was far too extreme and was in very poor taste. So I will absolutely recommend this show for all the wonders it has to offer .. but I would advise STRONG caution when watching episodes 8 and 9, and might even suggest you avoid them all together and ask someone else to fill you in on what you missed (in general terms). Having finished the series now, Ican say that I would've enjoyed it about 20% more had I not watched those two episdoes. Hence the 3 and a half star review instead of 4 and a half. Themes included in episode 9 are snuff rape, torture rape, the brutal murder of an entire family including the children, suggested child prostitution, and more. Be advised.
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This is actually one of the best shows I have seen from Netflix. It's a little cheesy and somewhat far fetched but HUGELY entertaining and brilliantly written. Some of the acting is OTT (although a special mention should be made of the supporting actors who play multiple parts as multiple "sleeves") but on the whole it all works together beautifully. Well worth a binge and well worth keeping track of.
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