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

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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.
September 26, 2017
It seemed dated and I found it hard to care much about anyone or the manufacture of the thought-blocking hoods.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 25, 2017
... a cut-price version also of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror series...
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
February 14, 2018
While Electric Dreams is more diverse in tone and subject than Black Mirror's incessant nihilism, it struggles to maintain Charlie Brooker's timeliness with Dick's dated stories of androids and body snatchers.
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
March 5, 2018
This series has been a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2017
Dick didn't predict a future in which slow-burning TV dramas went on for years at their own glacial rhythm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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 12, 2018
Electric Dreams is too content with what Dick already dreamt up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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
The main problem is that almost everything here, perhaps unavoidably, has a been-there, seen-that undercurrent to it.
January 31, 2018
Electric Dreams comes off as a sort of modern-day Twilight Zone, with not-so-very-special effects. I did like "The Hood Maker," "Safe and Sound" and "Human Is." But even these have twists too easy to predict.
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 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 16, 2018
Unlike "Black Mirror," though, much of "Electric Dreams" is generally a more optimistic show, with less fatalist themes.
December 26, 2017
Despite the fanciful, off-world setting of space tourism, this story had more humanity and a lot more shades for you to interpret than the series' first episode.
September 25, 2017
It did a poised, poetic job.
January 11, 2018
If the series doesn't feel of a whole, it might be because it's debuting at a time when some of the subject matter is more open to interpretation. Perhaps it offers a new predictive text.
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