Altered Carbon tells a cyberpunk whodunit set in the distant future, when death no longer threatens humanity. Upon birth, everyone living in The Protectorate - all of the galaxies’ inhabited planets - receives a “stack” which stores the human consciousness, allowing one’s consciousness to slip in and out of different bodies or “sleeves.” The show tackles various aspects of humanity through the strong narrative and gruesome society that the show presents. I really enjoyed the first season and I'm currently debating re-watching it.
Great cinematography helps tell the story in a visual capacity, and Altered Carbon’s camera frames up amazing shots layered with meaning. Most notably, the show relies heavily on the power of the Kuleshov effect, or the audience’s association and their own interpretation of the shot and subsequent shots. This style of filmmaking establishes itself in the first moments of the show during Kovacs’s rebirth scenes, and carries Altered Carbon over the next nine episodes by keeping the audience engaged.
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