Bald Move TV – Altered Carbon Season One Wrapup

We spin up Netflix’s Altered Carbon after we’ve decanted it for a few weeks, to see what we make of it in our final analysis.  Cool concepts, excellent design, and decent sci-fi action are slightly undercut by sometimes silly and hammy execution, and a failure to take ideas to their logical conclusion.  Still, we’re always down to ponder futurism and human singularities, so we dig it.  It will be interesting to see if and how they decide to proceed with future seasons!

Bald Move TV – Altered Carbon First Impressions

Jim and A.Ron have seen the first two episodes of Netflix’s new sci-fi film noir series Altered Carbon.  Hundreds of years into the future, the wealthy elite change bodies like we change clothes, and a fallen rebel from a long ago civil war is brought back to life by a rich immortal who wants him to investigate his own “murder”.  Intriguing premise, looks amazing, with fantastic action sequences, but we’re a bit worried that some of the lofty ideas and world building are half baked.  Nothing fatal, which, what does that even mean to a series featuring unlimited lives?  But we’re hoping for some satisfying answers and payoff in the weeks ahead. 

Bald Move TV – Black Mirror Season 4

Welcome to our coverage of Black Mirror, where you’ll never know whether you’ll have a heart wrenching or heart warming experience, but it will definitely revolve around the implications of technology and culture.  From Star Trek simulations, ultimate dating apps, and murderous robotic dogs, this season hits some amazing  highs, but for the first time also hits some fairly deep lows.  Or maybe what’s most amazing is how the show remains fresh and original four years into it’s creative process?  All I know is there are few things Jim and I like discussing more than futurology.  Enjoy!

Stranger Things – 209 – Chapter Nine: The Gate

We conclude our epic Stranger Things marathon — which really has been a month long obsession — with the spectacular, extremely fulfilling, finale of season two, “The Gate”.  Maybe you can say the climax is a rehash of last year.  But everything else works in just the way you’d hope and hits all the right emotional and character notes and feels so satisfying that it feels mean spirited to harp on a quibble here or there.  We feel that this was the perfect follow up the the original Stranger Things, and in the Duffer Bros. we trust.  Thanks for coming along on this ride with us.  Can’t wait until next time!