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Netflix's sci-fi epic 'Altered Carbon' has a great concept, but its compelling narrative gets lost in violence and overindulgence

Netflix's new sci-fi original series "Altered Carbon" has an interesting concept, but it gets caught up in excessive violence and terrible dialogue. It's heavily influenced by existing sci-fi, especially "Blade Runner," and it's distracting. It also depicts a lot of violence and mistreatment of women, a sci-fi trope that feels outdated in 2018.   The marketing for "Altered Carbon" (out Friday), has been bigger than any other freshman Netflix series in recent memory.
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