What if we could be uploaded to a virtual world after we die, TV show ponders


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  • Friday, 01 May 2020

In 'Upload', protagonist Nathan uploads himself to a virtual world after he dies.

Running out of shows to watch already? Thankfully, there's a new slate of TV shows coming in May. Here are five new shows we just can't wait:

Upload

Where do we go after we die? In this sci-fi comedy series, car crash victim Nathan chooses to “upload” himself to a computer system and live in a digital afterlife called Lakeview.

Greeting him there is customer service executive Nora who works for Lakeview. Nora, who exists in the real world, communicates with him through a headset and guides him through this new virtual reality environment.

What happens when Nora starts to develop feelings for Nathan? Starring Robbie Amell and Andy Allo.

Upload premieres May 1 on Amazon Prime Video.

In Time With You

Should two best friends risk years of their friendship for a shot at love?

Pim and Thanapan, who have been friends for 14 years, still haven’t found the right match for themselves. But the two know each other inside out and are the only ones who can tolerate each other’s behaviour.

Unfortunately, they’ve taken an oath to not get romantically involved with each other in order to preserve their friendship. Will they find love in each other’s arms or someone else’s? Pae Arak Amornsupasiri, and Mo Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen star.

In Time With You is available on dimsum entertainment.

Hollywood

From Glee to American Horror Story, most of Ryan Murphy’s TV shows have gone on to chart massive successes. Will his latest work, Hollywood, be his next hit?

Set in post-World War II Hollywood, wide-eyed, aspiring actors and filmmakers arrive at Tinseltown hoping to make a name for themselves.

But it won’t be easy. Talent and hard work isn’t enough, as discriminatory practices in areas like gender are race are rife. Starring Darren Criss, Dylan McDermott and Jim Parsons.

Hollywood premieres May 1 on Netflix.

I Know This Much Is True

Dominick has always taken care of his twin brother Thomas, who has paranoid schizophrenia. With the help of medication, Thomas is able to live a peaceful life save for occasional major episodes.

One such episode lands Thomas back in hospital. Dominick fights tooth and nail for Thomas to be freed from the treatment facility, as he believes it is inadequate.

At the same time, Dominick’s own life is falling apart and struggles to keep the pieces together. The family drama, based on the novel of the same name by Wally Lamb, stars Mark Ruffalo in the dual role.

I Know This Much Is True premieres May 11 at 9am/10pm on HBO (Astro Ch 411).

Barkskins

Barkskins paint the issue of deforestation with a fictional brush. Based on the novel of the same name by Annie Proulx, the limited series begins with the story of two woodcutters sent to the wilderness of New France in 1693 to clear it.

Spanning 300 years, the series follows the ramifications of their choices and the life of their descendants. Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Steven McCarthy and James Bloor.

Barkskins premieres May 26 at 9am/10pm on Nat Geo Channel (Astro Ch 710).

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