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Altered Carbon: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: Altered Carbon leans hard into its cyberpunk roots, serving up an ambitiously pulpy viewing experience that often overwhelms, but never bores.


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Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Takeshi Kovacs is the lone surviving soldier in a group of elite interstellar warriors who were defeated in an uprising against the new world order. His mind was imprisoned -- on ice -- for centuries until Laurens Bancroft, an impossibly wealthy, long-lived man, offers Kovacs the chance to live again. In exchange, Kovacs has to solve a murder ... that of Bancroft himself.


Martha Higareda
as Lt. Det. Kristin Ortega
Tamara Taylor
as Oumou Prescott
Antonio Marziale
as Isaac Bancroft
Joel Kinnaman
as Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy
as Laurens Bancroft
Renee Elise Goldsberry
as Quellcrist Falconer
Hayley Law
as Lizzie Elliot
Ato Essandoh
as Vernon Elliot
Leonardo Nam
as Stronghold Kovacs
Trieu Tran
as Mister Leung
Adam Busch
as Mickey
Kristin Lehman
as Miriam Bancroft
Dichen Lachman
as Reileen Kawahara
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Part of the thrill of "Altered Carbon," the new sci-fi series from Netflix, is figuring out the rules of the strange future universe we've been dropped into.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Aesthetics and questionable casting decisions aside, Altered carbon, whilst having some very cool ideas, is more or less a who-dun-it crime story. All that well trodden ground can feel a little disappointing.

February 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Unfortunately, all too often the series feels akin to the villains in the world it's creating-awash with cash but in need of a soul.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…

"Altered Carbon" is a hollow shell of a series about hollow shells of people.

February 5, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The show's horizons expand in the second half of the 10-episode season as it becomes clear that Altered Carbon is more than merely an intricate whodunit.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Big issues of body, mind, identity and technology shuffle around the "Altered Carbon" universe, but the show often drags its feet in order to fill its individual episodes' running times.

February 2, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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