Saturday, July 11, 2020

What I’m Watching: Upload (Season Finale)

Upload: Season 1, Episode 10 “Freeyond” (B)

I’ve enjoyed watching this show more than most recently, and I’m disappointed that it’s already over. I’m relieved that it was renewed before I even made it to the second episode. This finale was a bit of a letdown only because I wanted much more of it, and the tone was a bit inconsistent with Nora being chased and Nathan moving down to the 2GB floor. Opening with Nathan experiencing a memory that keyed him in to the fact that his pre-death moves weren’t so innocent, and pretending not to remember Nora was probably the smart thing to do given how upset she was when she saw the footage for herself. Things changed considerably when that creepy guy who threw what he thought was the hard drive with Nathan on it snuck into Nora’s apartment and tried to kill her, and that key she gave Nathan came in very handy when he was able to help her get away and engineer a rather brutal and bloody death for her pursuer. After all that, I was glad that Dave defended Nathan to Nora, and it was sad that she called him and confessed everything only to have him run out of all his data for the month, frozen in black-and-white with a tear on his face. I was not expecting the ending at all, and evidently nearly was Nathan, who hilariously used up the entire bonus gigabyte Ingrid gave him expressing his rage that Ingrid decided to be upload to be with him forever. That’s going to change everything, and it’s going to be a very different show. I’m incredibly excited for season two, and I’ll be recommending this show far and wide to anyone I know until it premieres.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Andy Allo as Nora and Allegra Edwards as Ingrid

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