A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.
Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.
ALTERED CARBON is set in a future where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies. The story follows specially trained "Envoy" soldier Takeshi Kovacs, who is downloaded from an off-world prison and into a combat ready sleeve at the behest of Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat. Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory of who killed him and why. While police ruled it a suicide, Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and wants Kovacs to find out the truth.
Altered Carbon, funny name for a TV-series, i know. I never read the book, i just stumbled across this series when Netflix so kindly, and rightly recommended it to me.
I was spellbound form the first minute. I watched all 10 episodes in a row and oh, i was overwhelmed with emotion, happiness, tears (i haven't shed a tear for televised entertainment since i saw "the little mermaid" when i was 6).
The story is beautifully done, you are sucked into a world so real, so vibrant, you believe every concept they throw at you. The fighting (of which there is plenty) is well done, believable, crisp. The special effects, grand and overwhelming.
I never review anything, but this series, you are really missing out, please watch it 10/10
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