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This Is The Best Episode Of Altered Carbon According To IMDb

For fans of dystopian science fiction, "Altered Carbon" is a must-watch. Based on the book of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, the series takes place in a world over 300 years in the future where a person's consciousness can be digitally transferred into another body. The story follows Takeshi Kovacs, a former soldier who is released from prison to help solve a murder. Over the first two seasons of "Altered Carbon," two different actors play Kovacs as his consciousness is transferred — Joel Kinnaman and Anthony Mackie.

"Altered Carbon" was well-received by critics, with the 1st season holding a critic score of 64 and an audience score of 8.0/10 on Metacritic. However, the series was canceled by Netflix in 2020 after its 2nd season concluded, certainly disappointing fans of the unique science fiction story. "Altered Carbon" is still available to binge on the streaming giant, though, providing old and new fans alike a chance to enjoy this futuristic world — and one episode is especially loved by fans. 

Fans feel Season 1, Episode 4 is the best episode of Altered Carbon

According to fans on IMDb, Season 1, Episode 4 of "Altered Carbon" is the best, with a rating of 8.6/10. The episode, titled "Force of Evil," follows Kovacs as he is captured and subjected to torture. In this highly technologically-advanced future, the torture is digital, making the scene extra creepy to watch. In order to overcome his captors, Kovacs must recall his past with the rebel Envoy fighters and focus on his memories of Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry), a fellow Envoy fighter and Kovacs' lost love.

"Force of Evil" is the first episode that really shows audiences Kovacs' backstory. IMDb user XweAponX called it "the episode that really blows this show open," with fellow reviewer chunkylefunga also calling it "the strongest episode so far." The rest of Season 1 was well-regarded overall — the lowest rating on any episode is 7.9/10. Season 2 wasn't as well-received by fans, with no episode rated higher than 6.9/10.

Though "Altered Carbon" may not have made it past the 2nd season on Netflix, the show's 18-episode run makes it the perfect binge if you're in the mood for a thought-provoking and exciting science fiction adventure.