Electric Dreams (2017– )
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Real Life 

In a near future, a policewoman who still blames herself for a past tragedy accepts her loving wife's suggestion to take a vacation in a virtual simulation, but she soon realizes that this might be the real life and hers is a simulation.


Jeffrey Reiner


Philip K. Dick (based on the short stories by), Ronald D. Moore (written for television by)

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Episode credited cast:
Karin Anglin ... Cora
Anton Bassey ... Bakshi
Anu Bhatt ... Malia
Guy Burnet ... Colin
Dominic Capone III ... Victor
Terrence Howard ... George
Christian Isely Christian Isely ... Harris
Rachelle Lefevre ... Katie
J. Salome Martinez ... Martin (as J. Salome Martinez Jr.)
Chris Nolte ... Armed Man #2
Anna Paquin ... Sarah
Jonathan Posthuma ... Diner Cook
Lara Pulver ... Paula
Jason Singer ... Doctor
Jacob Vargas ... Mario


Sarah (Anna Paquin) is a policewoman living in the future who shares headspace with George (Terrence Howard) a brilliant game designer, each pursuing violent killers whose plans could have shattering consequences. In a race against time, sharing a bond that no one else can see, they learn the very thing that connects them can also destroy them. Written by Channel 4

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Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Inspired by the Short Story entitled Exhibit Piece by Philip K Dick. See more »


In the beginning, Mario takes one of Sarah's fries, dips it in some invisible catsup (Ketchup?) and eats it. See more »


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Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers
Performed by Free
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Done before and better
4 October 2018 | by indigoruleSee all my reviews

Whilst originally I was looking forward to this as it had potential, once I had finished the episode I was thoroughly disappointed. Firstly the characters on both sides have so little development or relatable traits that actual investment in these characters is near impossible. I found myself struggling to feel engaged despite the high stakes set up for the climax. I found once properly looked at, the depth of the episode is painfully simplistic and lacks much of the intrigue or moral reflection that other stories of this type has had. Even Aesthetically I find fault with this, as costuming and set design are at times badly utilised or like I have said, miss their potential uses. To be honest this just comes off as a dollar store San Junipero, which it kind of is, a darker yet ultimately dumber and less layered copycat of a black mirror classic.

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