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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Mild sci-fi drama explores VR with a solid premise.

TV NBC Drama 2018
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Great show for dream and psychology fans.. its a cross between Divergent, Quantum Leap and inception .. played and made for TV. Well done stories and great acting. I liked it right away.

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It's full of wonky tech and the plot setup is pretty clichéd, but viewers who long for waking wish-fulfillment dreams may be snared by this drama despite all that. In real life, dead people stay dead, everyday life is humdrum, and there aren't enough job openings for aspiring movie stars and sports legends. But in Reverie's VR-enabled flights of fantasy, anything can happen, which lends this often kinda silly show a certain imaginative appeal that recalls Inception.

Reverie also smartly sets up a procedural format that could chug along for a good long time. Shahi's Mara must enter the virtual worlds of those unwilling or unable to exit the program; there can always be another lagger, just the same way there could always be another dead person with a backstory on Six Feet Under or another quirky criminal case on Law & Order. So though sci-fi purists may titter at some of the show's fantasy tech and goofy science-speak, those who can suspend their disbelief will find this better-than-average outing lots of fun, as well as clean enough for family viewing.

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