Electric Dreams (2017– )
7.8/10
2,986
16 user 14 critic

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.

Director:

Jeffrey Reiner

Writers:

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

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview:
Terrence Howard ... George
Anna Paquin ... Sarah
Rachelle Lefevre ... Katie
Lara Pulver ... Paula
Guy Burnet ... Colin
Jacob Vargas ... Mario
Sam Witwer ... Chris
Christian Isely ... Harris
Anton Bassey ... Bakshi
Anu Bhatt ... Malia
J. Salome Martinez ... Martin (as J. Salome Martinez Jr.)
Karin Anglin ... Cora
Dominic Capone III ... Victor
Jason Singer ... Doctor
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-MA

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Real Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Heavily adapted from PKD's "Exhibit Piece" (1954). "Very little remains of this story in the show, but the heart, and perhaps more importantly the brains behind the episode originate in this tale." Ronald D Moore (quoted in theguardian 15.09.2017) See more »

Goofs

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

Soundtracks

All Right Now
Written by Andy Fraser and Paul Rodgers
Performed by Free
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the Better Ones
23 April 2018 | by lmgswain-670-239695See all my reviews

Caveat: Read the short stories first if you are a mind to compare the original tales as Dick wrote them with the interpretations of today's writers, who have the advantage of our insights and usage of technology, digital addiction, and

Having read all the short stories upon which this series based, as well as having read most of Dick's novels and other writings, I was looking forward to the series.

"Real Life", based on the story "Exhibit Piece", is a good repurposing and interpretation of Dick's original story, one of the better ones in the series.

Anna Paquin's and and Terrence Howard's performances contribute to the confusion of "which reality is real", a theme in many of Dick's stories and novels, and empathy is gained for both characters in both realities.

Although much different from the original story, "Real Life" is what Dick would have written if he had written the story in this century.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed