The Peripheral

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The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.
Starring
Chloe Grace MoretzJack ReynorGary Carr
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseDramaAction
Subtitles
English [CC]العربيةCatalàČeštinaDanskDeutschΕλληνικάEspañol (Latinoamérica)Español (España)EuskaraSuomiFilipinoFrançais (Canada)Français (France)Galegoעבריתहिन्दीMagyarIndonesiaItaliano日本語ಕನ್ನಡ한국어മലയാളംBahasa MelayuNorsk BokmålNederlandsPolskiPortuguês (Brasil)Português (Portugal)RomânăРусскийSvenskaதமிழ்తెలుగుไทยTürkçeУкраїнськаTiếng Việt中文(简体)中文(繁體)
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  1. 1. Pilot
    October 20, 2022
    1 h 12 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Stuck in a small town without many prospects, Flynne Fisher is a brilliant gamer who works a dead end job to support her veteran brother and ailing mother. When her brother enlists her help playing an advanced video game known as a SIM , Flynne sees something she shouldn't, bringing real life danger to the family's doorstep.
  2. 2. Empathy Bonus
    October 20, 2022
    1 h 5 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Mercenaries raid the family home. Seeking answers, Flynne returns to the headset and learns it is not a game, but a time machine that goes 70 years into the future. Flynne makes a deal with Wilf and Lev and agrees to help find Aelita.
  3. 3. Haptic Drift
    October 27, 2022
    1 h 11 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne and Wilf work together to find Aelita. Meanwhile, Burton takes steps to eliminate a new threat.
  4. 4. Jackpot
    November 3, 2022
    58min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne’s health takes a turn. Wilf visits Flynne in Clanton, deepening their relationship. Flynne learns the truth about her future.
  5. 5. What About Bob?
    November 10, 2022
    59min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne’s life is threatened again, forcing her to confront Cherise.
  6. 6. Fuck You and Eat Shit
    November 17, 2022
    1 h 1 min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne and Wilf discover Aelita’s ties to the Neoprims, who want to destroy London as we know it. Inspector Lowbeer makes her appearance in London and demands to meet Flynne, Burton and Conner.
  7. 7. The Doodad
    November 24, 2022
    55min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Flynne, Burton and Conner meet with Lowbeer and are put to the test. Meanwhile, Ella’s life is in danger, and Tommy deals with the Sheriff and Corbell Pickett his own way.
  8. 8. The Creation of a Thousand Forests
    December 1, 2022
    58min
    16+
    Subtitles
    English [CC], العربية, Català, Čeština, Dansk, Deutsch, Ελληνικά, Español (Latinoamérica), Español (España), Euskara, Suomi, Filipino, Français (Canada), Français (France), Galego, עברית, हिन्दी, Magyar, Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, ಕನ್ನಡ, 한국어, മലയാളം, Bahasa Melayu, Norsk Bokmål, Nederlands, Polski, Português (Brasil), Português (Portugal), Română, Русский, Svenska, தமிழ், తెలుగు, ไทย, Türkçe, Українська, Tiếng Việt, 中文(简体), 中文(繁體)
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description], ಕನ್ನಡ, Italiano, Deutsch, தமிழ், עברית, Indonesia, Português (Portugal), Tiếng Việt, Español (Latinoamérica), Ελληνικά, తెలుగు, Français (France), Bahasa Melayu, Français (Canada), Filipino, 日本語, Português (Brasil), Nederlands, മലയാളം, Español (España), हिन्दी, العربية, Polski, Čeština, Magyar, Türkçe, ไทย, Català, Română
    Lev sabotages Flynne’s treatment. Ash finds an unlikely ally. Wilf discovers some unsettling truths about Aelita. Flynne tries to save her world from Cherise.

Character Gallery

Flynne Fisher

Kind. Diligent. Tougher than she looks. Flynne scrapes by, working to keep her mom’s prescriptions coming. Not much of a future, but that’s everyone in Clanton. She deserves a better world than this. She’ll have to fight for it.

Character Gallery

Burton Fisher

Flynne’s mischievous older brother, a Marine with haptic implants. Also an extremely efficient machine for dispensing violence. Burton rankles his sister, but underneath their banter rests a bedrock of love and loyalty. Burton conceals his trauma from his family, but would do anything to protect them.

Character Gallery

Conner Pennske

Conner grew up with Fishers, enlisting with his best bud Burton and returning a triple amputee. He seeks escape from chronic pain by drowning his bitterness in a bottle. Still a wry and lethal wingman, and given the proper chance, ready to become the hero he is fated to be.

Character Gallery

Wilf Netherton

Wilf’s a professional bullshitter, helping rich people—namely, Lev Zubov--get out of the problems they get themselves into. Prefers to skate the surface, avoiding the probing neediness of feelings, if he can. Part of him wants to take the plunge…but maybe he’s worried about just how deep he’ll fall.

Character Gallery

Aelita West

Mysterious. Idealistic. She wants to save the world. Or a world. Aelita is the person who hired Burton to play a strangely realistic game. When Flynne takes over, she’s the only witness to Aelita’s fate.

Peripherals

An advanced remotely controlled robot, designed to look as humanlike as possible. They’re used as physical avatars so someone can be present in a location (or a time) when their real body is elsewhere.

Koids

The physical embodiment of virtual assistants. Their tessellated wireframes differentiate them from their more humanlike cousins, Peripherals, and mainly operate for commercial and domestic use. Some have more specialized skills and are decorated to model their function--art as much as appliance.

Tarantula

Conner’s highly customized one-man vehicle. Conner can be found patrolling the roads in it, mostly late at night when ordinary folks are sleeping.

Haptics

Cybernetic enhancements courtesy of the US Military. Connecting fellow soldiers together in a sort of “hivemind”--like Bluetooth connecting phones--improving the unit’s instant communication and therefore, collective effectiveness. They aren’t exactly comfortable, though.

Trailers

  • The Peripheral - Season 1: Teaser Trailer
    2min
    16+

    The Peripheral centers on Flynne Fisher, a woman trying to hold together the pieces of her broken family in a forgotten corner of tomorrow's America. Flynne is smart, ambitious, and doomed. She has no future. Until the future comes calling for her. The Peripheral is master storyteller William Gibson’s dazzling, hallucinatory glimpse into the fate of mankind — and what lies beyond.

Bonus

  • Inside the Peripheral
    1min
    16+

    Deep dive into the world of The Peripheral. Cast members and producers discuss the show and give viewers insight into what is a Peripheral.

  • Why Flynne?
    2min
    16+

    Meet Flynne Fisher, the unlikely heroine of The Peripheral played by Chloe Grace Moretz. Watch as the actors and producers discuss bringing this sci-fi Cinderella story to life.

  • World Premiere
    2min
    16+

    Join cast and crew at the thrilling Los Angeles Premiere of The Peripheral.

  • Clanton vs London
    1min
    16+

    A look at the immersive world-building of near-future Appalachia and distant-future London.

  • The Bad Guys
    2min
    16+

    Explore the Villains of Clanton and London. Dive deep into who these nefarious characters are and what is at stake for our heroes.

  • The Peripheral - Season 1: This Season on…
    3min
    16+

    This season on The Peripheral, the future holds the key to saving the past. From the creators of Westworld and based on the visionary novel by William Gibson, don’t miss this thrilling new sci-fi adventure.

More details

Directors
Vincenzo NataliAlrick Riley
Producers
Jonah NolanLisa JoyAthena Wickham
Season year
2022
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Nudityviolencesubstance usealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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4.5 out of 5 stars

2595 global ratings

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Andre L. MagyarReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
VERY different from the book!
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I had heard this show was going to be in production right around when I had read the book originally about 2 years ago. The book I found presented a lot of very interesting speculation regarding geopolitics and commented on the nature of what humans will do to get ahead, within whatever system they inhabit. When first reading about the show I had expected it to basically adhere as much as was feasible to the book's plot, with events happening in the same order, the characters recreated as faithfully as possible, etc. Basically I had expected what anyone should expect from a good TV adaption, and given who the producers were I was especially optimistic about what we might be getting.

Well, this is not the case here. The story has been completely rewritten for The Peripheral in this show, events happen completely out of order, many events from the book don't happen at all, an entire section of the world and characters to go along with it are just added in, and the show elaborates on a lot of things which were left to the reader's imagination in the book. The book had fewer characters and was a slightly more focused story (as focused a story as something like this can be, at least). The worst part for me is the pacing, the show is much more in-your-face with the action and begins very revelatory events just straight from the get-go, there's no building of suspense as Gibson had originally written it, no noir, and after that the story immediately veers off in its own direction. Moreover, the parts of the show's world that are also present in the book are quite different. While the basic set pieces are the same, the near future in the show is much less bleak than it was in the book, whereas the farther future in the show is bleaker than what Gibson had written, although only in appearance. This doesn't matter so much for the far future but it is somewhat immersion breaking in the near future. Characters in one timeline are recreated quite faithfully (for the most part), even if the actions they end up taking are very different in key areas, while characters in the other timeline are for the most part completely rewritten, they have different backstories and different current stories, many characters are missing, and several new characters are just piled in there, making the story more expanded.

For those who haven't read the book, don't confuse this for a negative review, the show is good, it's fine, there's a reason I'm giving this 4 stars. Amazon's The Peripheral definitely worth watching. Despite most of the characters in the show differing significantly from the book (differing in worse ways if you ask me) and the storyline being completely different, all of the changes are consistent within the world the show creates. On its own, the story of the show makes sense and is well written, dialogue and exposition are intelligent, and there's even some literary depth to the writing. This being a high budget production, things such as effects, costumes, sets, etc are all very professionally done and easy to watch. There are several gripping scenes throughout the episodes, and despite revelatory items in the book having their beans spilled right away in the show, the show has its own revelations to tactically sprinkle throughout the episodes, keeping us viewers engaged, there's a mystery here too, just a different one. There are many more events happening in the show compared to the book, likely so they can fill two seasons with the story on hand here.

Below I will highlight some specific differences, ONLY look further if you've already read the book.

! ! ! SPOILERS BELOW ! ! !

Starting with the characters, here in the show there is no Daedra, there is no garbage patch, and consequently there is no mystery regarding who killed Aelita because Aelita is a completely different person here, actually related to Netherton. For that matter Rainey isn't in the show either, only briefly mentioned in the first couple of episodes. Lev is not at all like he is in the book, much more overtly sinister, with a "bad guy" persona that he didn't possess in the book, where, as you recall he was more of an advanced hobbyist who could be a bit meek at times. On the subject of Lev, the entire operation in the future with Flynne is different as well, there is no garage, no big Mercedes (likely due to budget reasons), the entire parts of the show at Lev's house take place around his kitchen. Netherton doesn't have a drinking problem, Ash isn't pale or very bohemian, Lowbeer appears way later and also isn't pale. I don't want to go too much further as I don't wish to completely spoil the events of the show.

In terms of the near future, characters are mostly accurate, the thing that's very different to how I imagined it however is the setting. The town they live in is quite nice actually, not at all like the terribly run down, drug infested, foggy Tennessee (I think) town in the book. Corbell's house is nice, even, he has his drug operations elsewhere (again likely due to budget reasons). There's no foam on the inside of the airstream, and the area around it is much closer to the house than it was in the book and significantly less muddy (that's just a small thing though). The town itself is also almost idyllic, the roads are nice, all of the places I imagined in the book as being separate buildings kind of in the middle of nowhere are actually all part of the downtown, Jimmy's place is a town bar, the Fab looks like it was built in a repurposed laundromat, and everyone has relatively fresh-looking vehicles, no Chinese paper cars anywhere to be found. The far future events which affect the near future are also completely different, for starters the neural cut-out is revealed right away and initially meant for Burton instead of Flynne, there's also no initial part of the future that Flynne plays on her phone thinking it's a game, it's just straight into the Peripheral. Again, from there the story takes a completely different direction, both in the present and in the future. I feel like some of Gibson's swagger with worldbuilding is lost in the translation from book to show, and I doubt the show will end up being as cynical in parts (Daedra) and hopeful in others (Lowbeer) as Gibson's original book was, it also leaves much less to the imagination, and generally feels a little more muted in a literary sense. Not everything the show changed is bad, for example the events which took place during the jackpot are very elaborately described, giving some nice story, and the show has quite the interconnected story in its own right, the new characters add some more understandability to the far future world. Still, I will always be a bit sad that the show isn't a faithful recreation of Gibson's "The Peripheral". That's why I will call this Amazon's "The Peripheral".
31 people found this helpful
MikenzCOReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
First good thing from amazon studios since 'the expanse'
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recently most sci-fi or fantasy type productions have been little more than hot garbage imho. focusing more on name recognition and casting than writing. writing however and the truly creative direction taken by this series has been a much needed breath of fresh air! after the expanse series was ended every hopeful sci-fi fantasy genre series has not failed to disappoint until now.

this series takes a truly thought provoking and unique story and given myself as a diehard sci-fi fan, something to look forward to over the past few weeks. a great story, thank you writers! mostly good acting and appropriate casting. actors chosen for their skills & how well they fit into their corresponding roles. good sometimes jaw dropping innovative background scenery. it all comes together and works out very well with the final product.

it's not perfect. there are some slow parts, some characters that feel unnecessary and a couple actors whose forced southern accents are pretty sad and ridiculous and stereotypical. but that said the good with this series far outweighs the bad. especially so when compared to other recent big budget 'dogs' we've endured of late.

i highly recommend this to sci-fi fantasy fans as well as anyone wanting to see a series with a storyline that hasn't been rehashed and or trashed from the past. the first episode is the slowest so to speak but needs be to setup what is a fairly complex storyline. each following episode builds on what came before and it just gets better.

**i hope more people watch this and studio heads take notice. i sincerely hope this gets renewed for more seasons.** proof positive amazon studios can do a great job as they did with the expanse when good writing is prioritized.
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JavierReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great plot, be techno-thrilled "Matrix" oriented to enjoy
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Watch the entire 8 episodes, be prepared to be mystified, don't worry I wont spoil it, at some point in the story you don't know who are the bad guys and who are the good guys, it is so interesting that several new stories can be created from this with their own great plot.
Chloe Grace Moretz is amazing, she has all the attributes of the best in the business, she is action, she is believable, she is beautiful, she is sexy, she looks humble and sophisticated whenever she wants, this is one of the rare cases of child actors that managed to stay in the business and evolved with age, overall she is terrific.
The cast in this series is a mix of Brits and Americans really good actors most of us never seen before, Louis Herthum (Pickett) is one of my new favorite villain actors, this guys got me convinced of the whole role.
Alexandra Billings (Alexandra Lowbeer) is another one of my favorites, she is flawless, so articulate.
Sophia Ally (Young Aelita) is an actress to keep an eye on, she is so well performed, specially when she act like an adult Aelita is talking through her, very convincing.
The story is in the future and the future of that future, and from my point of view, it is predicted as accurate as imagination allows with the present information, but all this movies that predict the future always fail and miss things, so is OK to get frustrated with future representations.
Highly recommended.
Å ScottReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
WOW! Something fresh on the screen. This exceeds expectations from the same reboot of themes.
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At first, I thought, “another attempt to entertain with the standard sci-fi drivel, constantly regurgitated by the major brands, Marvel, Disney, DC, etc.” The unexpected plot twists and traversing time paradigms are unique in nature. The protagonist against unknown foes is standard fodder in humanity's limited visual and mental existence . The concepts of the choices we make today affect everything to come. Would you want a chance to go back in your life and change how you treated a classmate, started your addiction, married the person of your dreams or nightmare? These and many more thoughts are provoked by this cinematic experience. I do hope it is not a one and done like NIGHT SKY. Come on Amazon (Mr. Bezos) let us not do this anymore. If you commit to one then, follow through to complete the adventure.

The Peripheral is reminiscent of authors such as Piers Anthony, Stephen R. Donaldson, Isaac Asimov, and Orson Scott Card. The screen version may not follow the book exactly, but there are few movies that actually hit that mark, especially in the prequal, sequel, metaverse, remake attempts that are the only thing coming out these days. This was not a hallmark channel cookie cutter series, 4 sets +8 stories +12 actors = 365 movies.

“Hopefully we will all be together again in Spaceballs 2, the search for more money” ~ Mel Brooks.
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AMReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lots of Fun! I loved it.
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Really had a great time watching this. Chloë Grace Moretz and T'Nia Miller are amazing - love seeing two powerful female leads crushing the screen. Gary Carr (so good!), Eli Goree (how awesome is he as Conner!), Katie Leung, Jack Reynor, Adelind Horan, Charlotte Riley, and the entire cast. Miles Barrow is really so good as well.
Special effects are awesome. I love the North Carolinian and English accents, the small-town feel of juxtaposed alongside big city London and the grandeur of architecture and technology we see - however artificial and illusory - there. Cinematography is amazing. Oh, and the theoretical premise of the entire series is mind-bending and an adventure to try to follow throughout the plot - stubs and alternate realities and how traveling back in time has consequences for both.
The things I could do without is the whole "gamer" aspect. I don't necessarily find it compelling and feel as if the powers-that-be are purposely trying to capture a particular audience, of which I don't belong, so it seems a bit alienating. I generally found the characters so enjoyable that this isn't something prohibitive, though.
Fantastic show. Cannot wait for season 2. Congratulations to everyone involved. Wishing you all continued and incredible success in your careers :)
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R. WilliamsReviewed in the United States on December 4, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Good Must Watch
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I went into this blind having only seen one scene from one episode showcased on YT. I thought, well I enjoyed that scene, I wonder what the series is like. Oh Boy, was I ever blown away and pleased. I stayed up all night watching the entire show episode after episode. If you are looking for spoilers, well, the only one I will give you is; great acting with excellent attention to detail and follow through. The actors in this show nail their parts with such excellence as to be an example to hold up and say, "this is what it looks like to be done well." This series spits in the face of the WOKE trash we've been smothered under for years. It was a refreshingly needed reminder that you can pick good actors to do a job and the "message" need not apply. The dialog, the action, right on down to the mundane little things, are all done so well. I haven't recommended a series as a "A Good Must Watch" since the Expanse. All in all, I'd buy this series and be very happy with the purchase.
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LarryReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Riveting
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Watching this series offers the same chills as when you see a great play brought off by world-class actors. And by that I don't mean to demean the set crew (superb artwork), the directing, makeup, costumes or the other myriad talents that merge into a fine work.

What performances! I have always thought Chloe Grace Moretz a standard actress but in this she is brilliant. Jack Raynor as brother Burton has a wonderful sense of bringing and releasing the aura of leadership. You have no doubt in his skill, welding tactics and personalities as a squad leader or platoon sergeant. And every other actor brings that same credibility, often in unusual, even strikingly offbeat ways.

The story is profoundly interesting with all the understated complexity of a Gibson work. (I have not yet read it but will correct that oversight before many days have passed.) This season ends perfectly - both resolving satisfactorily while leaving all things incomplete.

I hope we start over with a second season. But more than anything, I hope that when that arrives it will carry itself with the same depth and quality as the current series.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Way better than I had anticipated
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This one doesn't disappoint. Plot line twists and turns with elements of video game play, futuristic settings and timeline, complex character development and a true explorer element, this show doesn't over promise and under deliver.
If you liked "Ready Player One", "The Matrix" and some "John Wick" with a dash of the modern "Sherlock Holms" and some "Battlefield" video game action tossed in, you're really going to like this. You don't have to be 25 to understand the modern concepts portrayed in the show; I'm over 50 and this show kept me coming back for more. Villains here range from bad guy status to truly evil whilst some of the good guys are complicated and others outright honest.
I can't wait for season 2. I will be sorely disappointed if this doesn't continue along the lines that's evolved. I've truly enjoyed the program and the exceptional twist ending in Season 1. I can't wait for what you all do next!
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