Review: Altered Carbon

Danielle Brier shares why she's obsessed with Netflix's latest original series, Altered Carbon.

Danielle Brier
19th February 2018
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Where do I even begin with this series? I mean wow! Wow, as in I’m not even sure I know what just happened. Let’s talk about what it is first. Altered Carbon is an American series about a future world where death is no longer a worry as people shed their bodies, just as easily as a snake sheds their skin. Set in a world where the rich are immortal due to their disposable clones, and the poor get given bodies that are available, whether they like it or not.

The series revolves around a terrorist, Takeshi Kovacs, who had been given an indefinite sentence due to his crimes. Kovacs has been in storage for 250 years until a rich man brings him out to solve his murder. As the series goes on it tends to raise more questions than it answers. This ultimately has you hooked because part of you wants to know the answers, but the other part is just trying to keep up with the story line. But fear not because the final two episodes answer all of these questions and deliver an epic and emotional finale.

It's a brilliant piece of work, and I can see why it achieved its high ratings on IMDB because it is totally deserving of them

So, if you are looking for a new series to binge watch, I’d highly recommend this one. It’s only 10 episodes long but do not be fooled, it is full to the brim with action, violence, emotion and surprisingly a lot of nudity. There is so much going on in this series, which even I couldn’t figure out the ending of, which is slightly annoying but oddly satisfying. It’s a brilliant piece of work, and I can see why it achieved its high ratings on IMDb because it is totally deserving of them. But don’t take my word for it, give it a watch and thank me later.

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