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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Electric Dreams' dreamy production values and optimistic tone help make up for a lack of originality and tonal cohesion -- and save the show from feeling like just another Black Mirror clone.

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Based on various writings from author Philip K. Dick, each of the 10 stand-alone episodes are set in a different and unique world -- some that lay in the far reaches of the universe and others that are much closer to home. While the stories may be worlds apart, central to each is the exploration of the importance and significance of humanity.

Cast

Richard Madden
as Agent Ross
Timothy Spall
as Ed Jacobson
Rebecca Manley
as Mary Jacobson
Anthony Boyle
as Sam Jacobson
Jack Reynor
as Brian Norton
Benedict Wong
as Ed Andrews
Geraldine Chaplin
as Irma Louise Gordon
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Critic Reviews for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (20)

Unlike "Black Mirror," though, much of "Electric Dreams" is generally a more optimistic show, with less fatalist themes.

January 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Electric Dreams is too content with what Dick already dreamt up.

January 12, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

A large majority of Electric Dreams is worth your time, especially if you're a fan of Dick's work.

January 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A worthy entertaining piece, of uneven quality that despite not bored at any time, does not honor the genius of the American writer who lends his name to the title. [Full Review in Spanish]

August 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The 10 episodes have a more positive outlook on the future of humanity than other shows. However, the writing does not live up to the same level as other shows of its ilk.

October 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Each episode is different, it's very much Amazon's answer to Black Mirror... I'm gonna add this to my list, but cautiously.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1

½

A fascinating science fiction anthology series, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams delivers an extraordinary first season full of provocative, mind-bending stories of the fantastical. Based on ten Philip K. Dick short stories, the episodes deal with alternate realities, psychic abilities, alien invasions, and Orwellian states. Some are more loosely inspired than others, but they all have the dystopic feel that is characteristic of Dick's work. Produced by Ronald D. Moore and featuring Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Vera Farmiga, and Juno Temple, the show has assembled a number of talented writers, directors, and actors. Season 1 of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is incredibly exciting and thought-provoking, and really captures the spirit and vision of Philip K. Dick.

DannM.

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