The new Amazon Prime anthology series Solos, which stars the likes of Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and Anthony Mackie, tells us seven different Sci-fi stories about people navigating life in the face of cutting-edge technology. The seven episodes are titled according to the names of the protagonist, so the first episode is ‘Leah,’ the second ‘Tom’ and so on. The first story we see is of a woman trying to solve time travel. She is disheveled and almost on the verge of giving up, until she meets her past self. In another episode we see a man come face-to-face with his ‘twin’ , a robot designed to look and act exactly like him. In another, we see an old woman in a space shuttle, who participated in an experiment to beat her loneliness.Solos Season 1 Download.
Science and technology might drive these stories forward but human emotions sustain them. Yes, watching a woman try to solve time travel is interesting but it actually hits home when you understand why. Watching another woman live her life in isolation in her dream home is fascinating but it actually hurts you to watch why she can’t step out of her home even if she wants to. When you watch the old lady recount her lonely life, you want to reach out to her. When an old man with alzheimers seemingly gets his memories back, you wish that could actually happen in real life. Human emotions override technological advancements in this anthology.Solos Season 1 Download.
Every story in Solos is written so smartly that you never see what is coming. And when it ends you find yourself saying, ‘yes, that makes sense.’ There are also visual clues sprinkled across the show and once you catch them, it makes the experience even better. Solos is a show that makes you gasp and cry at the same time. It gets pretty triggering in some parts.The anthology is also heavily dependent on one or mostly two actors per eisode. They are either playing double roles, or interacting with a voice simulation, or even reciting a monologue.