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Amazon's "Upload" Takes a Look at the Digital Afterlife!

05-22-2020 by Sarrah Wolfe

  ( © Amazon Prime Video)  


Ever thought about what comes next after this life? Of course you have. Everybody has! Is there a Heaven? Will I get to meet all my favorite celebs there? Will I finally know the truth aboutTupac? Well, we don’t know, and we're not really here to deliberate on that. Really what Young Hollywood is here to do is to tell you how amazing Amazon’s new show "Upload" is. 




"Upload" stars Robbie Amell (who you may also know as Fred Jones from the Cartoon Network live action Scooby-Doo movies from a few years back) and takes a comedic look at what the afterlife might be like in a not-so-distant future of advanced technology in 2033.


In the series, Amell plays Nathan Brown, a 27-year-old recently deceased computer programmer who is “uploaded” to a digital afterlife. Naturally, it takes Nathan some time to adjust to his new life as an algorithmic remnant of his physical reality. And, like in his physical reality, there are a lot of problems!  Like a controlling girlfriend...



Annoying in-app purchases...



And, as it would be with anything digital, running out of storage! 



And just when we thought Amell’s Scooby-Doo days were over, "Upload" also features a talking dog, albeit only briefly. But hey, a talking dog is a talking dog. This digital afterlife isn’t sounding too bad, actually.  



To really top things off, the show was created by Greg Daniels. That name ring a bell? That’s right, the brilliant mind that created "Parks & Recreation" and "The Office" has now graced us with "Upload". At this point, we can probably just start bowing down to Greg Daniels and worshipping him as the God of Sitcoms.


Hopefully he lets us into that digital afterlife down the line.


"Upload" isstreaming now on Amazon Prime!