Devs (review)

Devs (review)
Devs (review)
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This is another series in the new trend of low-key, intellectual sci-fi shows. The mysterious titular organization is working with quantum theory on time travel, until a young coder gets in the way (after her boyfriend is murdered). This was created by Alex Garland, who’s responsible for Ex Machina (my review) and Annihilation (my review) and this series features many of the hallmarks from those films: Glacial pacing, ominous creepiness and promising tech. To drag out the drama, the inventor (Nick Offerman) is struggling with the loss of his family (one of the tiredest tropes in tragedy). Most of the time is spent in low-key dialogue with sprinklings of special effects and mild violence to keep us hoping for a payoff. Sadly, there aren’t any revelations til Episode 6 and even then, it isn’t really worth it. The disruptive discordant sound design just adds to the flailing suspense. 2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)

(8 one-hour episodes free on Hulu, but available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, Vudu, Amazon)


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