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Let’s start with TV, because it’s been another good year for TV.

Number 5: Altered Carbon. I went back-and-forth on my top 5 list. There have been a lot of good shows and I’ve been tempted to put different things in some slots, especially in position number 5. But at the end of the day, I think I enjoyed Altered Carbon more than some of the other candidates. It has flaws: I disliked how tightly every single plot point in the series fit together into one narrative. That felt too neat. And the casual misogyny that seems to always accompany anything with a noir aesthetic was annoying. But Blade Runner-esque visuals and cool ideas about tech and general good writing. I was there for all of that.

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Date: 2019-01-04 10:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sabotabby
I can never thank you enough for being the person who really sold me on The Expanse (other people had also recommended it but you were emphatic about it). Which, coincidentally, is also my top show for this year. :)

I was thinking that comedy (of which Nanette was the best, with Patriot Act being a runner up) ought to be its own category; this is the first year that I've actually seen more than one comedy thing. But I think the quality of comedy has dramatically improved enough to talk about it critically.

Your assessment of Blade Runner 2049 is most accurate and correct.

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Date: 2019-01-08 10:05 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
You all watch more SF/F TV than I do, which I find helpful. I'm behind on The Expanse, but I'll reconsider Altered Carbon now.

Blade Runner 2049 is still on my near-future to-watch list, mainly because it's still available On Demand from the cable company. I have adjusted my expectations even lower than before, though, which can only help. Thanks!

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