Upload season 2 review: Innovative concept suffering from rushed execution

Rating: 2.5/5

Upload is a comedy series set in the distant future where humans upload their consciousness onto a digital afterlife before they die so that they can live a life of comfort forever. Season 2 is now streaming on Prime Video.


Nathan has just recovered his memories attached to his death and now that he knows that he was murdered, he’s keen to find out who was really behind it and why.

Nora got into trouble for helping him out so she moves into the Ludd community deep in the forest for her safety, but is eventually drawn back to Horizon and Lakeview because of what the Ludds have planned in retaliation.

Ingrid has convinced everyone that she permanently uploaded to Lakeview but in reality she is just spending her entire day holed up in a hug suit so that she can win back Nathan’s love. She just doesn’t understand what he’s looking for and the harder she tries, the more her mind begins to break.

Aleesha had taken on more responsibility since Nora left and is slowly making her way up the corporate ladder as she unwittingly gets drawn into the murkier side of Horizon.

With the upcoming launch of Freeyond, Nathan and Nora aim to figure out what is the real goal behind stealing someone’s code and then murdering them for it.


Robbie Amell is charming as ever as Nathan, his underrated comedic ability standing out despite being handed a weaker script in this particular season.

Andy Allo doesn’t put as strong as a performance and mostly just exists for the odd zinger and the romantic moments between her and Robbie Amell. Her more serious moments are found lacking the heft required in situations like that.

Allegra Edwards portrays her descent into crazy with aplomb. She is brilliant as the well intentioned yet ignorant woman who is a victim of her privileged upbringing. It’s a worryingly true depiction which is highly impressive.

Kevin Bigley and Zainab Johnson as well as several others provide adequate support throughout with their over the top characters that liven up the story.


While the idea behind upload was already an imaginative one, for the writers to strategically use it for voter disenfranchisement and root it to a very real issue was ingenious.

The subtle build of two different characters, Ingrid and Aleesha as they seemingly move forward in life without realising where they’re headed is great storytelling that was slightly hampered.


The story is definitely rushed. With just 7 episodes there are several key moments that happen off screen with only a casual mention through one line of dialogue, causing a slight disconnect at times.

The special effects are inconsistent as there are few landscapes that do not match up the quality of the rest of the series and look more like stock footage from a low budget project.


Season 2 of Upload is a fun follow up that doesn’t necessarily hit the same heights but still manages to capture the interest of the audience and keep them invested for future offerings.

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