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Dark Net - (S01E02)


Mom's RFID chip; swapping an eye for a camera; "world most connected man."

Episode Title: Upgrade
Airs: 2016-01-28 at 23:00
  • Neil Genzlinger

    In general, the program successfully walks a fine line between glorifying technology and treating it as a curiosity. No one knows where all this is headed, but Dark Net is at least peering into the possible futures with more sophistication than most.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Keith Uhlich

    Contemplation and condemnation, all wrapped up into one, with no easy answers at the end of it all. The fact that Dark Net never allows you to entirely pin down its perspective keeps the proceedings riveting.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Ray Rahman

    It'll make cyberthrillers like Black Mirror and Mr. Robot feel all too real. [29 Jan/5 Feb 2016, p.104]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Scott Von Doviak

    The only outside voice to place these stories in a larger context is a narrator given to portentous statements about our lives becoming gigabytes of data uploaded to the cloud. The subject matter is worthy of the docuseries treatment, but Dark Net is a shallow wade into the deep web.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Ken Tucker

    The content tends to be heavy on example and light on analysis and interpretation. The show could stand to slow down a bit on the ways--as the often too clever for its own good narration says--“we upload our very selves to the place we call the cloud,” and ponder the implications of all this internet interaction.

    Yahoo TV Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Other than acknowledging that these subcultures exist, what Dark Net doesn’t do is shed much light on them.

    Variety Full Review