Rating (3 out of 5)
Summary: “Altered Carbon” is an interesting Sci-Fi series, because you can switch out actors easily since your brain can be transferred. Despite a change in main characters, some of the favorites are there. There is even some returns of characters from the past. Similar in structure to the prior series, “Altered Carbon” maintains a watchable consistency, but I was disappointed there wasn’t anything new.
Plot: Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie) is recruited to protect his client. Upon arriving, he finds his client dead, and the mystery around his killer begins. Takeshi tries to avoid being involved, but discovers his love is still alive.
Detail: I delighted at the return of Takeshi’s AI partner Poe (Chris Conner) back. This character is more entertaining and portrays a broader range of emotions than Takeshi. He even befriends another AI. Together they make for the most entertaining part of the show.
Takeshi and Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry) are tiring with how holier than thou attitude they persistently emanate. Now the addition of the former Takeshi with the current Takeshi added a bit of life to both characters.
The villains were decent, and they offered a refreshing counter to Takeshi and Falconer. I particularly enjoyed it when the two villains Danica Harlan (Lela Loren) and Colonel Ivan Carrera (Torben Liebrecht) bickered with each other. They provided an entertaining contrast against one another in how they were evil.
A decent watch, but don’t rush to view this show.