(Original post by 999tigger)
Which is what i said about the actors committing. They go for it and it all becomes a bit more credible and dark. It seems a bit B movie at first, but it gets more interesting when you eek out a bit more plot. It could have gone so wrong, but in fact it gets better. Anyway make your own mind up. I like it but I should shut up as I pefer people to make their own minds up and have a clean canvas.
Fair enough. I am enjoying it so far, and more with each episode. It is quite interesting how economical and sparse the show is in worldbuilding; they don't go about revealing a lot of information about the two parallel worlds, which focuses it right down to the human drama. And it means when you do get those morsels of worldbuilding information, it is quite satisfying.
Forgot to point out Altered Carbon on Netflix just in case you havent seen it. Make up your own mind.
Ah yes, I've seen it. I'd say it was a solid 7, maybe a 6.75, out of 10. It was not the best thing I've ever seen, but it was interesting and entertaining. It's not a top-tier show like The Americans or Deadwood, but it is good enough.
Oh, I have another few shows you might like. Did I mention Babylon Berlin to you? It's as if Stanley Kubrick and Baz Luhrman had a lovechild and that lovechild created a detective drama set in 1920s Berlin.
It really is very good at setting the scene and showing the colour of post-WW1 Berlin; the political upheaval (Social Democratic government, fascists, communists, riots, shootings in the street), the poverty, the decadence and the incredible social progressiveness (i.e. cross-dressing, open homosexuality). And it has a really good mystery at the centre of it. I'd give it a solid 8.
This trailer gives you a good sense of the show and
the Luhrman-esque elements;