A personal review of the Prime Series "Upload" - About a Digital Afterlife
Upload is available on Amazon Prime.
Before I tell you about the series, let me start by saying that I broke every one of my own rules about binge-watching! I started watching late at night, didn't get up for snacks (lol), watched every episode .... and the worst part, I chose a series with only 1 season!
Ok. That's off my chest.
Are You a Fan of Shows About the Afterlife - If So, You'll Enjoy Upload
My favorite types of movies are time travel, the afterlife, catastrophes, new planets, life exploration, spiritual revelations, and mankind lessons. Weird right? Lol. I know.
After reading what Upload was about I knew I'd be giving this one a try. It's a fun and interesting look at preserving a person's consciousness after death. Personally, no thanks - let me go. But hey, the creative aspect of this is futuristic, and who knows what the future holds.
The Story Line of Upload
In the year 2033 when a human passes away, they have the choice of uploading their consciousness into a virtual afterlife.
The premise of this show is that the main character, Nathan, is uploaded prematurely. The plot is about this mystery, and why.
It offers love, manipulation, humor, and some dark comedy.
Making Money on Selling an Afterlife, WHAT!
Omg. I was actually mad about this (in a disgustingly funny way), but it's critical to the story - it's part of the story!
There are expensive afterlife locations and cheap ones for those with less money. Capitalism in death, sheesh. Get this, in this story, your living loved one pays for your stay in the virtual afterlife location of your choosing, and also pays for the things you use there. LOL - like a hotel! Go easy on the afterlife minibar?
So unless you have a lot of greenbacks, your afterlife is destined to be low quality and low budget! If your bills aren't paid, your consciousness is frozen until more gigabytes are purchased or the bills are paid.
There are a Few Shocking Bloodless Scenes
I almost want to tell you what it is so you don't jump out of your body like I did! But I won't. Or should I? No. I won't. I'll give you a hint; when Nathan is being 'Uploaded', get ready for what happens, because that's one of the parts where you'll jump out of your seat.
Do I Recommend This Series?
Yes. If you're curious where a writer goes with a topic like this, you'll enjoy it's dark, fun creative aspects.
Apparently, Upload has been renewed for a second season. Yippee, I'll be watching.
The Trailer is excellent - Watch it on Prime.
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