This is my first attempt at a deliberate WebMention, so all of the apologies if this doesn’t work, goes wrong, or embarrasses me in some other way.
Me and my partner recently finished season one of Upload and drew very similar conclusions and comparisons to Ian. I pushed for us to watch it off the back of the writer, Greg Daniels’ previous work (he wrote the US adaptation of The Office and Parks and Recreation, both favourites of ours) and we’ll be watching his upcoming series on Netflix, “Space Force” for similar reasons.
Our only complaint was that it ended just as the conspiracy plotline was starting to unravel, it felt like a bit of a test-the-waters series, and didn’t feel like it had hit its full stride yet. But you find that a lot with American debut seasons (Parks and Rec really came into its own season 2, for example).
It was funny, an interesting take on the basic San Junipero plot, and leaves lots of room for development of those ideas – I loved the stuff around classism in such a future, and it looks like next season will inspect that even further, given the situation that the main character ends it in.