Original Content podcast: ‘Upload’ is a cheerful show about a nightmarish future

Original Content podcast: ‘Upload’ is a cheerful show about a nightmarish future

“Upload” appears like a slight, humorous present — till you understand that with out the jokes, the story can be unwatchably bleak.

The Amazon Prime Video sequence (created by Greg Daniels of “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation” and the upcoming “Space Force”) takes place in a close to future the place individuals can add digital copies of themselves earlier than they die.

The expertise is marketed as a digital retirement neighborhood, however it rapidly turns into clear that being trapped in an afterlife run by a for-profit tech firm has loads of pitfalls. That’s doubly true for the present’s protagonist Nathan (performed by Robbie Amell), who finds his whole existence managed by his still-living girlfriend.

As we clarify on the most recent episode of the Original Content podcast, we loved the present’s humor and the richness of its worldbuilding. If we had a grievance, it was that the homicide thriller plot was pretty perfunctory.

You can hearken to our assessment within the participant beneath, subscribe utilizing Apple Podcasts or discover us in your podcast participant of alternative. If you just like the present, please tell us by leaving a assessment on Apple. You may also ship us suggestions immediately. (Or counsel exhibits and films for us to assessment!)

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If you’d wish to skip forward, right here’s how the episode breaks down.
0:00 Intro
0:20 “Upload” assessment (gentle spoilers)
30:11 “Upload” spoiler dialogue


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