This is another example of why I stopped watching trailers and reading reviews before I watch something. At most, I’ll glance at an IMDB or RT score just to make sure at least some people thought it was worth watching. I didn’t know Altered Carbon was based on a popular book series, it had a huge budget, and was presented as one of Netflix’s next flagship shows. I had zero expectations and was ready to turn it off if it bored me. I was into it from the get go. The pace is great. I thought the acting was serviceable. The storyline was the best thing about the show. The sex and violence was a bonus. Could have used less dong though. The flashback scenes were pure cheese but since I was expecting low quality, it didn’t bother me much. I enjoyed this quite a bit. Ortega had an alright face, but that body is bangin.