Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1 (2017)

Season 1
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams

Critics Consensus

Electric Dreams' dreamy production values and optimistic tone help make up for a lack of originality and tonal cohesion -- and save the show from feeling like just another Black Mirror clone.



Critic Ratings: 53


Audience Score

User Ratings: 356
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Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018
Air date: Jan 12, 2018

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Critic Reviews for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams Season 1

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (15)

Unlike "Black Mirror," though, much of "Electric Dreams" is generally a more optimistic show, with less fatalist themes.

Jan 16, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Electric Dreams is too content with what Dick already dreamt up.

Jan 12, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

A large majority of Electric Dreams is worth your time, especially if you're a fan of Dick's work.

Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Dick didn't predict a future in which slow-burning TV dramas went on for years at their own glacial rhythm.

Sep 25, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

At a time when audiences clearly have an appetite for engaging with bigger questions, presented in a mind-bending, beautifully filmed format, Electric Dreams will more than satisfy.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The story is elliptical, even by Dick's standards, but reframing it as a tortured romance renders it more conventional even as it smooths out its edges.

Sep 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A worthy entertaining piece, of uneven quality that despite not bored at any time, does not honor the genius of the American writer who lends his name to the title. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 2, 2019 | Full Review…

The 10 episodes have a more positive outlook on the future of humanity than other shows. However, the writing does not live up to the same level as other shows of its ilk.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Each episode is different, it's very much Amazon's answer to Black Mirror... I'm gonna add this to my list, but cautiously.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The parallels with our anxieties about state and corporate surveillance, the death of privacy and the fear of minorities (justified or otherwise) came across in a way that managed to feel both unignorable and unforced.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: Season 1

  • Jan 31, 2019
    A fascinating science fiction anthology series, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams delivers an extraordinary first season full of provocative, mind-bending stories of the fantastical. Based on ten Philip K. Dick short stories, the episodes deal with alternate realities, psychic abilities, alien invasions, and Orwellian states. Some are more loosely inspired than others, but they all have the dystopic feel that is characteristic of Dick's work. Produced by Ronald D. Moore and featuring Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi, Bryan Cranston, Vera Farmiga, and Juno Temple, the show has assembled a number of talented writers, directors, and actors. Season 1 of Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams is incredibly exciting and thought-provoking, and really captures the spirit and vision of Philip K. Dick.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Apparently, in the future, it´s possible to colonize new planets and get to be over 200 years old, but lost the ability to make Hearing Aids...(episode: the impossible planet)
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Apparently, in the future, it´s possible to colonize new planets and get to be over 200 years old, but lost the ability to make Hearing Aids...(episode: the impossible planet)
  • Jul 03, 2019
    Para los amantes de Black Mirror.
  • Apr 17, 2019
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  • Feb 19, 2019
    My review is based on just two episode. I completely lost interest. I may go back later and try again, but at this point, i don't see myself doing that so I'll give my opinion what I did watch. Normally, I love everything Sci-Fi so i was a bit disappointed that this show did not interest me. I kind of feel the same way about black mirror. Maybe I just don't like Anthology series. The production value I was ok, the writing is what I didn't care for.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    While any series like this varies in quality and message from episode to episode I enjoyed the take on the future this series presented. Rather than carrying a moralistic lecturing bend that often riddles such works nowadays, this series seems more interested in asking questions rather than telling you how it is. Where the trend seems to be towards cynicism and fear in works like Black Mirror, this series looks at the future as a series of questions and then explores some potential answers and what they might mean to human existence in both good and bad ways. What impressed me most is that some of the sci-fi settings while bizarre come to feel mundane as through the characters eyes, it is less about what the character is enduring and more about what they are experiencing. That said this show doesn't provide many answers to its questions, and that too I think I enjoyed.
  • Oct 08, 2018
    a many bleak visions
  • Jul 21, 2018
    Solid sci-fi Anthology series that does a good job adapting the late, great Phillip K. Dick's work to screen, but not quite as good as it's contemporaries. The cast is second to none, featuring Anna paquinn, Terrance howard and Bryan cranston, to name a few, and all give excellent performances. Behind the camera, the filmmakers gives a nice, diverse selection of stories, though some are a bit confusing at times (still have no idea what happened in 'impossible planet' or 'crazy diamond'). It obvious they are trying to mimic to the success of 'Black mirror' but dont' quite get there. nevertheless, if you have an amazon prime subscription, worth checking out.
  • Jun 29, 2018
    if you liked netflix's blackmirror, this is amazon's version. it feels a little dr who like mixed with Blackmirror. it makes you think but it can also be very predictable. the theme is always the same however, the earth as we knew it is destroyed from humans and this is life now amongst the remains or where we escaped. Given the current climate of fear for how we are leaving earth for our future generations, the show is very interesting.

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