This series, based on a comic book
, has no direct connection to anything written by William Gibson
. That being said, it feels
like Gibson. More than that trashy Keanu Reeves
film and more like anything that has beem made imitating his style. It has the Gibson ambience
- that feeling that technology has gotten out of control of most of us, but there are still people who are tough, smart and ruthless. People with allegiance to no one
, limited tolerance
for "good guys" or "bad guys" and no patience for stupidity
In the show, like many Gibson stories, the characters- male, female, young adult, muli-racial, etc., consider every day survival and high tech just another weapon.
It's not about IT, it's about people trying to outwit other people, virtually and otherwise.