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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
: Human Is
October 30, 2017 8:52 AM - Season 1, Episode 6 -
Vera is overjoyed when her husband returns from a dangerous mission, but is he the same man?
(4 comments total)
Louisa Mellor in her Den of Geek review/recap wishes the show featured some of the "weirder excesses" of PKD instead of focusing on the serious stories, making the series "starting to feel like something of a slog"
. Not knowing much of PKD, I think this was an interesting story and question, and well acted. I found a good comparison of the original story vs this episode, but
it sounds like a closer match
(Wikipedia stub with a brief summary at the moment) than prior adaptations, and
the "split reactions" showcased in Digital Spy's Twitter roundup
said "Felt it lost a bit of the impact of the original story but pulled it back a bit at the end."
Also, I hate to mentally type-cast Bryan Cranston, but this felt like seeing two sides of Walter White.
filthy light thief
on October 31
My familiarity with PKD is also mostly from osmosis and second hand smoke, but it's a very fair criticism of the show so far. I love the art direction that went with it (all very reminiscent of 60s-to-80s sci fi), overall it's well written and acted, but bloody hell, most of the stories are as dry as the desert.
on October 31
Yeah, I'm enjoying the art direction more than the stories, I guess? The stories all feel sort of like plots we've been subsequently exposed to, so I dunno if they were ever supposed to be revelatory or just, y'know, good pulpy 50's-60's sci-fi.
on November 3
I don't think you can make more-or-less straight adaptations of PKD stories without expecting the the kids and teens that read them in the 60s and 70s already made their stories inspired by them. I mean,
was published in 1955. Bryan Cranston wasn't even born.
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