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Upload (TV series)    Amazon Prime Video    Original release date: May 1, 2020  10 Episodes

From Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy. In the near future (2033), people who are near death can be “uploaded” into virtual reality environments. When party-boy/coder, Nathan (Robbie Amell), meets his early death due to a car crash, his girlfriend Ingrid (Allegra Edwards) uploads him into a VR world. The luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife provides Nathan with his preferred version of heaven. As Nathan grows more accustomed to life away from his loved ones, the alive, cash-strapped Nora (Andy Allo) who struggles to stay afloat financially, works in customer service for “Lakeview” maintaining Nathan's simulation. Nora carefully constructs an avatar of herself to develop a relationship with Nathan. Ingrid who is funding this VR simulation isn't thrilled to learn about what’s currently going on with her VR boyfriend. 


Upload   Official Trailer    Amazon Prime Video


 

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That program description is misleading to inaccurate. 

On 4/15/2020 at 11:00 PM, AnimeMania said:

The luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife provides Nathan with his preferred version of heaven.

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No. It didn't. It was Ingrid's family's preferred version of an afterlife.

 

On 4/15/2020 at 11:00 PM, AnimeMania said:

Nora carefully constructs an avatar of herself to develop a relationship with Nathan.

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Also no. It was her regular "Angel" avatar. Dylan got the same one. And it's just her dressed up a bit.

On 4/15/2020 at 11:00 PM, AnimeMania said:

Ingrid who is funding this VR simulation isn't thrilled to learn about what’s currently going on with her VR boyfriend.

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I mean...I guess. But coming right after the quoted sentence above implies Ingrid finds out about Nora's and Nathan's relationship.

 

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1 hour ago, talktoomuch said:

That program description is misleading to inaccurate. 

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No. It didn't. It was Ingrid's family's preferred version of an afterlife.

 

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Also no. It was her regular "Angel" avatar. Dylan got the same one. And it's just her dressed up a bit.

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I mean...I guess. But coming right after the quoted sentence above implies Ingrid finds out about Nora's and Nathan's relationship.

 

You can't be that critical of an advertising blurb that came out a month before the show airs. I am just glad when I watched the trailer it made me want to watch the TV Series and I didn't regret it. Of course it it not going to be completely accurate, nobody likes spoilers.

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On 5/24/2020 at 3:57 PM, AnimeMania said:

You can't be that critical of an advertising blurb that came out a month before the show airs. I am just glad when I watched the trailer it made me want to watch the TV Series and I didn't regret it. Of course it it not going to be completely accurate, nobody likes spoilers.

Really? Why can't I criticize a trailer? 

I'm not new to tv nor misleading trailers. Who wants spoilers in a trailer? I don't like spoilers so I tend to avoid trailers, as I did this one. Still watched the show. Still liked it. Still think the trailer was needlessly untrue.

I don't think show descriptions have to be inaccurate to avoid spoilers. They can be suggestive without being revealing. But describing something about the show that is not true, is not a trailer. You know, since that thing is not in the show it's supposed to be previewing.

Reading this description after seeing the show made me think this particular trailer was written by someone who didn't actually watch the show. Because the things I pointed out above are just simply not true in the show.

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22 minutes ago, talktoomuch said:

Really? Why can't I criticize a trailer? 

I'm not new to tv nor misleading trailers. Who wants spoilers in a trailer? I don't like spoilers so I tend to avoid trailers, as I did this one. Still watched the show. Still liked it. Still think the trailer was needlessly untrue.

I don't think show descriptions have to be inaccurate to avoid spoilers. They can be suggestive without being revealing. But describing something about the show that is not true, is not a trailer. You know, since that thing is not in the show it's supposed to be previewing.

Reading this description after seeing the show made me think this particular trailer was written by someone who didn't actually watch the show. Because the things I pointed out above are just simply not true in the show.

That is not be the official show's description. Blame me for any inaccuracies, I cobbled that description together from any website that even the slightest information about the show a month before it aired. I may have embellished it a little in an attempt to make a coherent description.

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Oh @AnimeMania. Well then ignore everything I said. As you can see, I do not watch/read trailers in general and this one made me so confused. As you were.

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4 hours ago, talktoomuch said:

Reading this description after seeing the show made me think this particular trailer was written by someone who didn't actually watch the show. Because the things I pointed out above are just simply not true in the show.

Setting aside the description, which has already been addressed, trailers are put together by someone who didn’t watch the show. They are given footage and instructions for the tone but know very little about the show. Clearly Amazon wanted to appeal to the fan base of The Office.

I agree with you that the trailer is misleading and portrayed it as a quirky comedy about the afterlife. I was expecting The Office mixed with The Good Place and instead got The Good Place mixed with Black Mirror. That’s why the first episodes reminded me very strongly of Downsizing.  I enjoyed the series but am annoyed that we didn’t get the show from the trailer. 

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21 minutes ago, Dani said:

I agree with you that the trailer is misleading and portrayed it as a quirky comedy about the afterlife. I was expecting The Office mixed with The Good Place and instead got The Good Place mixed with Black Mirror. That’s why the first episodes reminded me very strongly of Downsizing.  I enjoyed the series but am annoyed that we didn’t get the show from the trailer. 

Love that description.  Now I want to see something that meets the former.  Forever, maybe?  No, that's The Good Place mixed with something else... some angsty marriage drama that I haven't watched yet, I guess.

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39 minutes ago, AnimeMania said:

I had nothing to do with the trailer.

I hope that wasn't directed at my comment?  I wasn't weighing in on the trailer or your description (thank you for your service!),  just enjoying the various Good Place plus xxx comparisons.

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I start a few of these threads for new shows and most of them get almost no traffic. I am just happy for the lively debate and excitement that this one generated, and I look forward to what season 2 will bring.

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14 hours ago, SoMuchTV said:

Love that description.  Now I want to see something that meets the former.  Forever, maybe?  No, that's The Good Place mixed with something else... some angsty marriage drama that I haven't watched yet, I guess.

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