Creator Greg Daniels, of The Office and Parks and Rec might have hit another home run with his new Amazon Prime series “Upload“. Upload takes place in 2033, people can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms as an alternate life-ending solution while they are on their death bed. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife when she meets “uploaded” L.A. party-boy Nathan. Nathan’s life nearly ends after his self-driving car crashed and his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world.
The series has a lot of potential for success and aside from some explicit sexual situations, it could have also been a complete family favorite, but because of a few scenes in some of the episodes, you might want to keep the kids away from this otherwise perfect family sitcom, which earned it a TV-MA rating. The theme is similar in many Amazon series, who seems to be trying to hard to go over the edge and limited their audience to an otherwise perfect series.
At times, the sexual scenes go even to far for some adults, “Constant nudity, a child that cussed like a sailor and women completely objectified,” said one view, Connie, who reviewed the show. “Really getting tired of all the nudity and sex in Amazon Prime Originals. It doesn’t add ANYTHING to the storyline. Thing is, this could definitely have been an interesting show. I liked the premise and the underlying mystery that he may have been murdered, but this might as well have been pornography at times.”
“I’m a sci-fi nerd. The photo for the title reminded me of one of my fav books/movies Ready player one as did the primes,” wrote Amanda. “I almost feel like its a bit of a rip-off, and both ripped off Second life so with that being said. It was funny, sweet,and has a good story line so far.”
If you liked the Office and Parks and Rec, then, of course, you will love Upload, but if you came here looking for a nice show for the family, begrudgingly, this is not it…as much as it could have been. That aside, once the kids go to bed (probably at 4 am under coronavirus time), it’s a great show for the adults. It’s a basic and simple comedy with a light plotline that will keep you entertained.