In 2033, humans are able to “upload” themselves into a virtual afterlife of their choosing. When computer programmer Nathan dies prematurely, he is uploaded to the very expensive Lake View, but soon finds himself under the thumb of his possessive, still-living girlfriend Ingrid. As Nathan adjusts to the pros and cons of digital heaven, he bonds with Nora, his living customer service rep, or “Angel”. Nora struggles with the pressures of her job, her dying father who does not want to be uploaded, and her growing feelings for Nathan while slowly coming to believe that Nathan was murdered.
Where to Watch it: Prime Video
Review: All in all, Upload is a success. As the show wears on and begins to flesh out its ensemble, it gets better and better. There’s also a mystery angle that serves as the pretty perfect hook for the current “binge” era, and I can imagine watching all ten episodes of this first season in a single weekend. Despite the big concept central to the show’s premise, deep down Upload is very much a show that’s interested in humanity—the best and worst of us, and how we persevere in the face of a stacked deck and insurmountable odds.
Verdict: Worth the Popcorn