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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 29, 2018
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  • Summary: 17-year-old Leila (Tallulah Haddon) meets Tess (Simona Brown) while in Azana, a virtual reality game world and they becomes friends in the real world. When Tess disappears, Leila goes into Azana as Tess to search for what happened to her friend in this adaptation of Lottie Moggach's 201417-year-old Leila (Tallulah Haddon) meets Tess (Simona Brown) while in Azana, a virtual reality game world and they becomes friends in the real world. When Tess disappears, Leila goes into Azana as Tess to search for what happened to her friend in this adaptation of Lottie Moggach's 2014 novel of the same name. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
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  1. Reviewed by: Isaac Feldberg
    Jul 2, 2018
    58
    For a while, it smacks of an admittedly less optimistic version of Mirror‘s “San Junipero,” these two repressed young women finding a much-needed release in one another that’s terabytes more intoxicating that anything Azana could render. But somewhere around the fourth hour of its 6-episode first season, the show becomes something markedly different and far less interesting: a tech-thriller overflowing with bugs it can’t patch.
  2. Reviewed by: Hanh Nguyen
    Jul 2, 2018
    58
    The show’s adherence to tired storytelling tropes hamstrings it from becoming more profound, exciting, or original. Instead, it somehow manages to be both sleepy and bleak, which only drives viewers to seek out a different reality elsewhere.
  3. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jun 28, 2018
    40
    Kiss Me First has no time for pesky matters like subtext as it takes an enticing-but-familiar premise and builds for five occasionally entertaining hours before a finale that's equal parts exasperating and hacky. ... The finale left me feeling like major character and narrative steps had been skipped and like the hook for future seasons was completely unearned. That's a hollow, sour feeling.
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  1. Jul 10, 2018
    2
    As a fan of litRPG I was really looking forward to a series that made this concept as a series! But where Ready Player One was generallyAs a fan of litRPG I was really looking forward to a series that made this concept as a series! But where Ready Player One was generally successful, Kiss Me First is not. It starts promising, showing of the capabilities of the virtual world, with sensory stimulation even. Thouigh, the addition of a virtual layer on the story doesn't add much at all. The group Red Pill might just as well have met in a private chat room. Expand