Upload review – Prime Video comedy from the creator of Parks and Recreation takes you to the digital afterlife

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The question of what happens when we die is one that has – and will continue to – trouble humankind since the dawn of its existence. However, that’s all sorted in a very short amount of time once you start watching Upload, the Prime Video comedy from Greg Daniels, co-creator of Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill – he’s also the person who adapted The Office for a US audience… so there’s some comedy pedigree there, I’m sure you’ll agree.

What is Upload about?

As you’ll see in the review (below), in 2033, you don’t exactly die, you can be uploaded to a digital after life of your choosing, and if you’ve got enough money (or in this case if your girlfriend has) you might just end up in Lake View, a beautiful place with all the mod cons. Sounds perfect, right… all you have to do is put your feet up and enjoy the rest of eternity?

Sadly, as 27-year-old Nathan (played by Robbie Amell) finds, things aren’t that simple, especially when the in app purchases (and there’s a lot of them) are controlled by your girlfriend (Ingrid, played by Allegra Edwards) who is still in the mortal world. Hence the set up for a comedy that takes more than a few twists and turns along the way.

There’s currently two seasons of the show available to watch, and unlike many shows that often struggle after a first season, this one gets better as the story and the characters develop – so plenty to look forward to when you choose to Upload yourself into this world of technology, satire and humour.

How can I watch Upload?

Upload is available to watch on Prime Video wherever you are right now.

If you haven’t already got it, you can try Amazon Prime Video for free for 30 days (affiliate link)

Happy viewing.

Tim Glanfield

Tim Glanfield is a journalist, editor and broadcaster with more than 15 years experience writing about television, film and the entertainment business. He has been editor of RadioTimes.com, a writer for The Times (of London) and the Guardian as well as a freelance contributor to newspapers, magazines and websites across the world. He is author of the book Digital Economy or Bust: The Story of a New Media Startup and makes regular appearances on TV and radio in the UK.

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