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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (80,079)

"Upload" is a science fiction comedy-drama series created by Greg Daniels and aired on Amazon Prime in May 2020. The story is set in the year 2033, where people can opt for uploading their consciousness to a virtual afterlife called the Lakeview. The show follows the journey of Nathan Brown, played by Robbie Amell, a young programmer who dies in a car accident and gets uploaded to Lakeview by his wealthy girlfriend Ingrid Kannerman, played by Allegra Edwards.

Lakeview is a digital paradise with stunning landscapes, endless food options, and various recreational activities but comes with a hefty price tag. The world-building of the show is top-notch, and the VFX and set designs are impressive. The Lakeview is depicted as a vibrant and colorful world that is both surreal and believable.

The show also touches upon themes like corporate greed, the class divide, and the ethics of technology. In the show, the Lakeview essentially becomes a digital representation of the physical world, including its capitalist hierarchy. The afterlife is owned by Horizen, a tech company that has a monopoly in the market of digital afterlife. The wealthy can afford luxury upgrades like unlimited high-speed data, whereas the poor struggle to pay for basic necessities like food and clothing in exchange for a slower internet connection.

The relationship between Nathan and Ingrid is one of the central plots of the show. Nathan is uneasy about his dependence on Ingrid, who controls his life in the Lakeview. He meets his "Angel," a customer service representative named Nora Antony, played by Andy Allo. Nora helps Nathan navigate the Lakeview and gradually becomes a confidante for him. The chemistry between Nathan and Nora is one of the show's highlights, and their blossoming romance is a subplot that the audience can root for.

The show's humor is a blend of satire and slapstick, and the actors make the most out of the material. The show's cast is diverse, and the characters are well-rounded. Zainab Johnson, who plays Denise, Nora's best friend, provides excellent comic relief. Kevin Bigley, who plays Nathan's Lakeview buddy Luke, is one of the most memorable characters in the show. Andrea Rosen, who plays Nathan's outspoken and odd-looking aunt, is another standout performer.

As the story progresses, the plot takes a darker turn, and the show injects some mystery to its narrative. Nathan starts to have some memory glitches, and his chats with Nora lead to some revelations about Lakeview's inner workings. The show's pacing is consistent, and the stakes increase with each episode. The show's finale culminates in a cliffhanger that sets up the show for a potential second season.

Overall, "Upload" is a fun and engaging show that balances its comedy and sci-fi elements well. It explores thought-provoking themes without being too preachy and has a diverse and talented cast. While the show's concept is not entirely original, the execution and attention to detail make it stand out. The ending of the show leaves some questions unanswered, which is a good indication that the show's creators have more stories to tell.

Upload is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on May 1, 2020.

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Flesh and Blood
8. Flesh and Blood
November 10, 2023
Horizen is on trial and Nora vows to expose their wrongdoing to the world, but she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Aleesha and Luke work together to con a powerful enemy. Ingrid is wined and dined in a trendy LA hotspot.
Upload Day
7. Upload Day
November 10, 2023
Nathan and Nora try to celebrate their last day together but Nora
Memory Crackers
6. Memory Crackers
November 3, 2023
Nora and Nathan receive an unexpected trove of evidence, but reviewing it poses a challenge to their relationship, as Ingrid and others get in the way. Aleesha
Rescue Mission
5. Rescue Mission
November 3, 2023
Nathan teams up with his own copy to try to rescue Luke. Nora returns to the download doctor and is seen by the conspiracy. Ingrid swears off virtual reality. Aleesha is put in charge of a secret Horizen project: downloading AI into a living body.
Download Doctor
4. Download Doctor
October 27, 2023
Nathan and Nora travel to San Francisco to track down the doctor who invented download and get some answers. Aleesha gets the attention of Horizen higher-ups at her first corporate retreat. Ingrid and the copy of Nathan explore the beta version of Lakeview 1.0. After his upload funding ends, Luke turns the Grey Zone for an illicit source of income.
3. CyberDiscountDay
October 27, 2023
Undocumented Nathan struggles to provide his loved ones a proper CyberDiscountDay meal. Ingrid resorts to desperate measures: getting a job. Aleesha has to work the holiday while hosting her demanding family. Nora discovers something game-changing in Lakeview: there is a re-booted copy of Nathan.
2. Strawberry
October 20, 2023
While traveling off the grid to LA, Nathan and Nora spend a few days at a factory farm. Aleesha takes on new duties at work: teaching the AI Guys to be human. Luke edits out his own painful memories in the memory parlor. Ingrid tries to make the best of her second chance.
Ticking Clock
1. Ticking Clock
October 20, 2023
Nathan and Nora rush to stop Freeyond before millions of poor people are tricked into Uploading, while enjoying some stolen moments of a real in-person relationship before Nathan
Where to Watch Upload
Upload is available for streaming on the Amazon Prime website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Upload on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    May 1, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (80,079)