After a weirdly satisfying first season, Upload is back with what can only be described a half baked half season.
Let’s be honest, the pandemic changed everyone’s plan. But for a comedy about a digital after life, I expected a better second season. Especially when we just spent two real-life years engaging digitally with each other.
Between the character arcs and the multiple season-long mysteries, there’s too much going on and not enough attention grabbing plots. This causes the storylines to be under-developed, or bluntly useless. The end result makes Season 2 into a filler season that is simply setting things up for a yet-to-be-confirmed Season 3. Especially after that weird pointless cliffhanger at the end.
To be honest, there’s no show on TV quite like “Upload.” There’s a very lovable and annoying aspect to it characters. You can’t fight it. I easily fell in love with Robbie Amell‘s Nathan Brown even when he had his memory wiped and acting like an asshole. On the other hand, Allegra Edwards‘ Ingrid is annoying as ever. Even though this season gives her character some depth, I still can’t get myself to sympathize with her.
Upload isn’t as disruptive as it thinks it is. The show tries to be too all-encompassing for its own good. Still, it’s thought-provoking and entertaining enough. On the bright side of this season, the show finally comes into its own. It plays well in both the bingeable and non-bingeable world. #NoSpoilers. Whenever you might feel like a burst of very pleasant, mostly romantic, nicely imaginative, sci-fi tech bashing, Upload is here for you.
Should you watch it?
While it’s far from perfect, Upload Season 2 sets up the building blocks for an explosive story if it only had some more time to tell it. Maybe in season 3?
Where can I watch it?
You can stream both seasons of Upload exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.