Upload (Amazon)

This week Fiona and Ben uncover series using humour to approach the difficult subject of death and grief including the new Amazon Prime series 'Upload' and returning series 'After Life' and 'Dead to Me', take a look at new releases 'Bad Education' and 'Trying' in What We’ve Been Watching, offer a tribute to Fred Willard and Lynn Shelton and offer up iso-picks 'Election' and 'ZeroZeroZero' on SBS On Demand.

By
SBS Guide
Presented by
Fiona Williams, Ben Nguyen
Published on
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 18:13
File size
44.8 MB
Duration
31 min 54 sec

Upload

In 2033, people can be “uploaded” into virtual reality hotels run by 6 tech firms. Cash-strapped Nora lives in Brooklyn and works customer service for the luxurious “Lakeview” digital afterlife. When L.A. party-boy/coder Nathan’s self-driving car crashes, his high-maintenance girlfriend uploads him permanently into Nora’s VR world. Upload is created by Greg Daniels (The Office). Available on Prime Video.

After Life

From the mind of Ricky Gervais, After Life is a the story of Tony, who had an all-too-perfect life. But after his wife Lisa suddenly dies, Tony changes. He decides instead to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes from now on. He thinks it’s like a Super Power — not caring about himself or anyone else — but it turns out to be tricky when everyone is trying to save the nice guy they used to know. Available on Netflix.

Dead to Me

A powerful friendship blossoms between a tightly wound widow and a free spirit with a shocking secret in this darkly comic series. Available on Netflix.

The Good Place

From creator Michael Schur ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Parks and Recreation" and "Master of None") comes a unique comedy about what makes a good person. Available on Netflix.

What Have You Been Watching

  • Fiona has been revisiting Waiting For Guffman as a tribute to Fred Willard and remembering the films of Lynn Shelton including Humpday and Your Sister's Sister.
  • Fiona has also been watching Bad Education on Foxtel.
  • Ben has been watching Trying on Apple TV+.

SBS On Demand recommendations

Fiona's picks 

  • Election - Watch it here

 Ben's picks

  • ZeroZeroZero - Watch it here

 

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