Well, I am going to need to understand what it is that I just watched, because if we’re being honest, I don’t know what UPLOAD has become. This episode felt out of place and as if Amazon was like, well, lets make fun of ourselves. Hey, it’s their money, so if they want to spend it to tell us that their Prime Day should be a national holiday… it’s up to them.
This episode felt like a filler episode. It felt like a way to try and set up a new path for all of the characters, but at the same point, it also felt like it could have been done a different way.
Nathan and Nora are looking for a place to stay – and that ends up being with his Mom. She lives in a new place, though I am confused as to why. Maybe I missed that or forgot why they are living in a home for well – the poor. It’s like 100 people in a floor they all have what looks communal.
It’s a lot.
But it’s where they are. Both Nora and Nathan are like we will find jobs and get us out of here. You hoe that they do, because you want them to succeed. You are rooting for these characters.
Nathan and Nora are the reasons that we all watch this show. Yes, I am aware that a lot more goes on than that, but we all want the ship. It is what it is. Seeing the two of them together and figuring out if Nathan will survive is what I watch for. Do I want them to figure out the way for Nathan to survive? Yes. Do I want the drama? Yes. But also, I want the first two seasons back, because the first two seasons felt as though they were doing something.
Right now I feel like season three is just not it and that is not something I am really loving. I am not loving that because I love this show so much and I really don’t like the way that everything feels like trying to press the boundaries, but is coming off slightly offensive.
Yes, I said offensive. Like do we need to hear about how one version of Nathan is gaining weight? No. Is body shaming funny? Don’t really think that it is. But it is something that keeps happening? Yes. There is a lot of that.
Nathan is having trouble getting a job and the whole scene with him in the temp agency is all sorts of awkward. It’s weird. I get though, that they thought that it would be funny. To me, it wasn’t. It was awkward. It did propel the show to having Nathan run into Ingrid.
And surprise to us all, Ingrid has a job. Yes, yes… Ingrid has been cut off by her family. They don’t want to give her money because of her obsession with Nathan and if we’re being honest – good for them. She is. She’s obsessed to the point it’s creepy AF.
One thing I can say about season three is that Ingrid is growing and changing and I can respect that about her. She’s got a long way to go, but she is changing. The fact that she’s telling the truth to Nathan is something that I never expected, but I am loving that she is.
The restored Nathan – not really liking him. But that’s a different story.
So, back to this stupid holiday. Aleesha is trying to have it with her family, but has to work and they aren’t very understanding about anything. They make her feel less than, which is frustrating. She may be loud and obnoxious, but she really just wants to be loved and that’s not happening in real life. She’s being taken advantage of at every turn.
I do love all of the interactions between Luke and Aleesha. The way that they play off of each is entertaining.
But I digress.
The whole point of this episode was – in my opinion – for Nora and Nathan to find out that he has a copy Nathan at Lakeview. That’s about it in my opinion. Not really seeing another point and yes, I do admit that I could be missing something with that, but I don’t think so.
Upload has such potential, but the last two episodes have left me thinking that it’s lost that. TBH, they could have been one episode and we could have gotten more of the story moving forward. It’s so frustrating when, as a viewer, you feel like you’re wasting your time watching something. Yet, you know that you’ll continue to because you love a show so much and you want it to keep reaching its potential.
Because the potential is there. The ending of this episode was the only thing that had me going OH NO and feeling something.
It really just is missing its potential this season.
- The AI butlers at Lakeview are my favorite and them taking a break – loved it. They made me laugh.
- I don’t think I will ever drink wine again.
- Still traumatized over the cow in episode two if we’re being honest.
- Really loved Nathan being with family – it’s always nice to see.
- Can we not be body shaming? Why is that happening on here.