Hello, My Movievaures! I hope you had a great week. I’m back with another 2022 show that deserves a little bit of praise: The Peripheral. This prime video show ended the first week of December and even though I heard some positive feedback I don’t think it had the visibility it deserved. Indeed, it is often the case with Sci-Fi shows, but I’m also here to share some good content. But you know the drill, before getting into details let’s get to the non-spoilers part:
Set in the near future, we follow Flynne Fisher (Chloë Grace Moretz) and her brother Burton Fisher as they enter a new virtual reality that will transcend everything they think they know about the future of humanity and will put their present lives in the real world in danger, as well as all of their loved ones. As they try to survive, they will find themselves involved in a plot that could change everything.
First of all, I’m really happy when I see a new Sci-Fi show being produced by a big brand like Prime, but I’m also sort of concerned because it can always go both ways. However, in this case, I was excited from the first episode. The good thing is that the technology here seems very advanced, without trying too much to overcomplicate it, and with tools that are actually quite similar to an advanced version of what we have today. So, it feels plausible.
I also enjoyed watching Chloë’s performance. She delivered the right amount of fearlessness and sensibility her character needed to have to feel endearing. The rest of the cast is actually pretty good, especially in the alternative future where everyone seems a bit eccentric; shoutout to T’Nia Miller whose character always seemed so dangerous and threatening. In any case, their stories and motivations were always consistent and interesting to explore.
Maybe some people will get a bit lost with the whole alternative realities theory here. I bet I did. I feel like they could have explained it better, but at least they didn’t fall into the typical mistake many shows get into which is taking us for fools. In any case, I also found it very interesting how they built up this idea of time travel/multiverse travel, which I think is the first time I see: it through a virtual reality that allows you to time travel into a synthetic body. That’s pretty amazing actually. Plus the scenery in futuristic London is just astonishing!
In short, The Peripheral is a pretty good sci-fi show, that might need a little bit more punch for its second season but overall it was an interesting experience. I would like to explore this alternative future and how the power is divided between the different groups. his is tackled in a quick way and it is a shame because this is clearly a huge stake in this story. Well, this is all for today My Movievaires! I hope you enjoyed this article and let me know in the comments down below if you watched this show. I’ll be back next week with a new article, but in the meantime don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (the_movievaures).