Roush Review: The Very Funny & Life-Affirming ‘Upload’ Is to Die For
Set in 2033, it’s the story of Nathan (an affably charming Robbie Amell), a young app developer mortally wounded in a self-driving car accident — or was it foul play? When his consciousness is transported to a plush digital afterlife, he soon learns that eternal paradise has its limits. Especially when your spoiled girlfriend (Allegra Edwards) is paying for everything.
Keeping Nathan grounded is his tech-support “angel,” Nora (the sublime Andy Allo), a winsome rebel who defies company policy by making herself known, via avatar, to the client she begins to fall for.
As their very-long-distance relationship develops, the series works on multiple levels: as a delightfully tangled love story, as a mystery — someone’s hacking Nathan’s memories — and as a gag-driven satire of haves and have-nots in a country-club Valhalla in need of an empathy upgrade. Fast-paced, very funny and ultimately life-affirming, Upload is (you guessed it) to die for.
Upload, Series Premiere, Friday, May 1, Amazon Prime Video