Parents' Guide to

Upload

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Mature dystopian comedy about tech, humanity, and murder.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

The rating is a lie on prime video

When I watch movies I always look at the rating because of my children. If I had actually watched this with my children present I would have been pissed. The rating on the prime video app for this show only says 16+ foul language and violence. The very first episode had a sex scene where no body parts show but it was obvious what was going on and another set scene that shows a woman on top humping while the side of her body and breast show. It is horrible that prime video did not add sexual content. Therefore the rating is extremely misleading. I am giving this review as too much sex only because it does not notify you of this in the advisory.
age 18+

Thought-provoking but not for kids

This would be a fun, discussion-provoking show for families with older children to watch together BUT for the totally unnecessary visuals of explicit sex. I would say, moments of this show would qualify as pornography.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (17 ):

This fun comedy series mixes the elements of dystopian sci-fi with a good murder mystery to produce a story world with a strong cynical edge. It not-so-subtly points to a near future in which technology plays a part in every part of our lives (and if you can afford it, our afterlives), but without reducing the need for human connections. In doing so, it relies on everyday contemporary experiences to keep the story going, whether it be creating a virtual hotel experience where clients are encouraged to spend more money on perks, or allowing major tech-driven retail corporations to take over our lives.

Upload isn't as sharply written as some of creator Greg Daniels' other work (think Parks and Recreation), but it still offers a fair share of laugh-worthy moments. Meanwhile, the human connection established between Nathan and Nora, and the whodunit mystery that evolves as a result, gives the show a sense of purpose that goes beyond pointing out how dysfunctional our lives may potentially get as we attempt to replace reality with digital inventiveness. Overall, it's a smart and entertaining binge-worthy series that's worth tuning in to.

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