Philip K. Dick’s Electric DreamsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 1/26/18 at 11:08PM EST
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams: Ranking every episode
“The Commuter” episode is the “indisputable masterpiece” of the Amazon anthology series. ALSO: Ursula K. Le Guin -- who died dies this week -- graduated from high school with Philip K. Dick in 1947.
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 11:05PM EST
Thanks to Black Mirror and Electric Dreams, the anthology series is back
“The beauty of the anthology series is that anything could happen,” says David Bianculli, who adds that “no genre on television, in this century, has had a bigger and better resurgence than the anthology series.”
Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams goes hand in hand with Black Mirror
Amazon's 10-part anthology series starring such big names as Bryan Cranston, Anna Paquin and Steve Buscemi has been referred to as the streaming service’s answer to Black Mirror. “Stylistically and philosophically, though, they’re a binary set,” says Spencer Kornhaber. “Electric Dreams is televisually muddy next to Black Mirror’s austere confidence, but it has an emotional generosity that the Netflix series lacks, serving up plenty of happy endings with twists that are more conventional. Of greater note are the contrasts in the shows’ thematic emphases. Electric Dreams usually insists that the tyranny of the collective is the urgent concern. Black Mirror is often a fantasy of individualism taken too far. The dystopian drama most apt for 2018 might be a synthesis of the two.” ALSO: Some episodes are real gems, while other feel overly familiar.
Posted Monday 11/20/17 at 1:56PM EST
Amazon will drop all 10 episodes of Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams on Jan. 12
The dystopian drama premiered on British TV last month.