For some strange reason, this is tagged as 'romance'. True, some of the main characters engage in the pursuit of love - namely, the guinea pigs for a ludicrously far-fetched matchmaker tech peddled by two dysfunctional wunderyuppies. Here's the sales pitch in a nutshell: you swallow a pill with a nanobot swarm inside it, the swarm colonizes your brain, and starts monitoring every single impulse and thought you have; this will give the algorithm the data it needs to figure out what your soulmate looks like (who always somehow miraculously tends to live nearby); if both you and your soulmate are colonized with the swarm, you can connect to one another's brain and experience ultimate bliss as you both float in a dark void, naked and curled up in a fetal position. If the majority of humanity can be sold on this tech, it will usher in a new era of limitless, endless happiness.
Mercifully, lots of things go wrong with this plan, in large part thanks to the bungle-ups of the doofus CEO and his monomaniacal sister. In fact, most of the show's payoff is waiting for both the guinea pigs and their handlers to do something to contribute to the failure of this monstrous enterprise. There's not much there otherwise. It's definitely not romantic - it's a bad thriller, and an even worse sci-fi. It's a painfully barren vision of the future, where everything looks like an upscale shopping mall, and there is virtually no mention of anything going on in the world other than this stupid matchmaking startup. At one point, the CEO starts livestreaming what basically amounts to a sales pitch - and in like a minute, it's plastered over giant outdoor screens. Is there nothing else going on in the world? Have we solved all of humanity's most pressing issues? Do we even have a friggin moon base? Why are we still dependent on human taxi drivers?
I made it as far as episode 4, and I am unsure if I'll be continuing. I guess that's how we gauge "TV" nowadays...
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