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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 Reviews

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January 23, 2018
The re-imagining of Philip K Dick's short stories immerses you in future-scapes defined by technology, environment, and the human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2018
The latest Philip K Dick adaptation is a beautifully austere meditation on the kind of question that might underpin a fairytale: is it better to live a happy dream or to see the world clearly?
January 18, 2018
With this series and Netflix's Black Mirror, the sci-fi anthology series is now back as a revitalized genre.
January 17, 2018
Even when Electric Dreams' episodes are flat and predictable - and frankly, "Father Thing" is both - they're still well-acted.
January 16, 2018
Sci-fi anthology show has clever ideas, sex and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2018
Electric Dreams has something that predates Charlie Brooker's semi-dystopian tech drama: the work of the iconic genre writer for which it's named...it employs an impressive roster of writers, directors, and actors to put their own spin on Dick's oeuvre.
January 16, 2018
Unlike "Black Mirror," though, much of "Electric Dreams" is generally a more optimistic show, with less fatalist themes.
January 15, 2018
"Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams" is, in a word, embarrassing. From the juvenile production values to the unabashed "Black Mirror" fanfic, the show is one of the worst high-profile television series I can recall.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 12, 2018
Electric Dreams is too content with what Dick already dreamt up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 12, 2018
There's so much more to discover here. That's always been Philip K. Dick's gift - a handful of pages in one short story spark countless new ideas and questions. The frustration doesn't diminish the experience of such a well-acted, enthralling thriller.
January 12, 2018
But mostly, they play with familiar ideas in conventional high-tech settings: They're futures that seem oddly dated.
January 12, 2018
With diverse storytelling and visuals, there's a lot to glom onto and enjoy in Electric Dreams. Like people who obsessively rank or debate episodes of Black Mirror, you can just assume that your particular highs and lows will be different.
January 12, 2018
Unblemished happily-ever-afters are rare in this genre, of course, but even so, too many of these bleak Dreams are a few watts short of electrifying.
January 12, 2018
Unless your mind is very fresh to these subjects, it will not be blown, but that is not to say you won't fret over the fate of the characters, or feel their feelings, or hope for the hopeful rather than hopeless outcome.
January 12, 2018
For all its speculative storytelling, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams feels stuck in the past. It's philosophical, but lacking in subtlety.
January 12, 2018
The main problem is that almost everything here, perhaps unavoidably, has a been-there, seen-that undercurrent to it.
January 12, 2018
Following Black Mirror with a show that absolutely would not exist had Black Mirror not turned out to be a monumental masterpiece is like asking a Kardashian sister to deliver a speech after Barack Obama.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 11, 2018
All in all, Electric Dreams contains more hits than misses and a couple of real gems.
January 11, 2018
Most episodes lumber at a pace that would make snails blush as if creators thought the high concepts were enough to squeeze a full story from.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 11, 2018
Electric Dreams works because there's a fascinating nugget of insight about humanity in every episode, even if they don't always succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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