An Upload review – is the new Amazon series worth watching?

Upload is the name of a brand new Amazon original series. This is an entertaining story about a man who is sent into a virtual reality based on a decision made by him and his girlfriends a few minutes before his death (or what would have been his death).

I watched the Upload trailer, and I actually considered the show to be quite promising. That is why I quickly got started with the show after its release. I still haven’t finished the show entirely, but with two episodes left to go, I still feel like I am ready to write my short and concise Upload review to share my thoughts with my readers.

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Nathan in the Amazon Original series Upload

What is Upload all about?

A man is about to die, at least so he believes. He is taken to the hospital, and there is one option to do an upload. If you decide to upload, you will live on in a virtual reality, but if you die, then it is too late. As a result, you will have to make your decision before you die. So, our new hero is there in the hospital, and a decision needs to be made quickly.

All sorts of messages are given to him by the people at the hospital, and also by his girlfriend. So, what is he to do? If he dies, then it will be too late. But, what if he would survive the event? In the end, he goes for the upload and lives on in Lakeview, the perfect place to spend eternity.

The new virtual home is like a game. You live on and everything is possible. But you will have to pay for certain extras. This is a service provided by a company, and in the company, they do all they can for their uploads to be happy. That is why they have agents working and helping their uploads. And guess what, our new hero has an agent (angel) watching out for him that he ends up liking a lot.

But, what’s going on? Is it possible with a romantic relationship as an upload? Would our guy have died? Why did his car really break down? There are lots of questions, making this into a little bit more than just a pure comedy.

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Nora and Nathan in Upload on Amazon

What makes Upload worth watching?

I have enjoyed the eight episodes I have seen so far, and I look forward to watch the last two episodes. I have a feeling that the series will be continued, but no matter what, this is a story that makes fun of many of the virtual reality ideas we have today, and it shares with us a funny way to think about eternity, that is, a life after our eventual death.

Upload is created by Greg Daniels, the man behind The Office (with Steve Carell), and also the man who is behind the upcoming Netflix original series named Space Force (with Steve Carell). In other words, this is a guy who knows how to make funny TV series, and I have got to say that he has been successful once again with Upload.

Nathan Brown, the main character in the story (the guy who is uploaded in the start of episode 1), is played by Robbie Amell. Maybe you haven’t heard about him before, and that is actually not so strange. He has had some smaller and bigger roles in other shows, but I guess this is his international breakthrough to many of us.

Nora, the angel (agent) who takes care of Nathan is played by Andy Allo. You have maybe seen her earlier in Chicago Fire, and she also had a part in Pitch Perfect 3. But, once again, this is probably her big breakthrough as a main role character in a TV series or in a movie.

Even though the series is led by two characters without a long history, it makes them credible and enjoyable to watch, and Amazon didn’t have to pay as much as if they would have had to if they chose some hot star from the top list in Hollywood. But, I don’t really miss those big names, because Andy Allo and Robbie Amell do a very good job playing their characters.

All in all, Upload is amusing…

This might not be my favorite show of all time, but Upload does a great job entertaining me with its 10 episodes. If you haven’t seen it yet, give it a try for two episodes. You will quickly notice if this is something for you or not.


Where to watch Upload?

Upload is an Amazon Original series. In other words, you can watch it with your Amazon Prime subscription and with your Prime Video subscription. If you don’t have any of those, you will not be able to stream Upload. After all, you cannot find this series on Netflix, nor on Hulu, nor on HBO Now.

In other words, get yourself a Prime Video or an Amazon Prime subscription if you do not have such a subscription yet.


How did you like Upload?

Have you seen Upload? How did you like the series? I would love to hear your thoughts!

One thought on “An Upload review – is the new Amazon series worth watching?

  • It’s good to know that income inequality will follow us beyond the grave. Rich people get a better afterlife. Not funny, can’t really care about the characters, especially the Deadzilla girlfriend. Pity the actress stuck with playing Ingrid. The upload concept gets old fast. Just jump in the Torrent and end your suffering -or at least change channels.

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