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  • Series Premiere Date: May 30, 2018
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  • Summary: Former hostage negotiator Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) is asked by her former boss (Dennis Haysbert) to help save people who have become lost within the virtual reality system created by the company he now works for in this sci-fi series created by Mickey Fisher.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Hanh Nguyen
    May 30, 2018
    Unlike “Black Mirror” though, NBC’s series doesn’t seem like it will get too bogged down with misanthropy and nihilism. The virtual reality setting is a blank canvas that invites play, and the procedural element of Mara regularly retrieving lost souls gives the series an optimistic and hopeful bent. There’s plenty of fun here, but with enough pathos to add weight.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    May 30, 2018
    Reverie is brightly colored and nicely designed when it’s tripping. But it’s also all over the place, and probably not worth the overall trouble of trying to grasp whatever the rules of this game are, were or will be.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    May 29, 2018
    It’s all quite predictable and dull with a pilot episode that suffers under the weight of technobabble-filled exposition.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    May 29, 2018
    Suffice it to say there are all kinds of major design flaws that are also, of course, essential to the premise. ... The cast is good, full of pleasantly familiar faces, and there is admirable color-blind casting in the main parts. And for some viewers, a half-baked sci-fi procedural melodrama seasoned with tears and hugs--a sort of psychedelic "This Is Us," to cite the network's new flagship--may be just what the dream doctor ordered.
  5. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    May 30, 2018
    Nothing made sense and there wasn’t enough Dennis Haysbert.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    May 29, 2018
    The premiere is notably manipulative, playing off the inherent empathy for children in jeopardy and the desire to see dead loved ones. It feels cheap and unearned, and just no fun.
  7. Reviewed by: Sadie Gennis
    Jun 8, 2018
    For those looking for a smart series to fuel debates about the implications of virtual reality, you'll instead find some network-level special effects and armchair psychology. But if you're looking for a case-of-the-week procedural dealing with grief, loss and escapism, Reverie will do the trick.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 11, 2018
    Yes, it is kind of like a mainstream network's version of Black Mirror, but it was still entertaining. Sarah Shahi was definitely theYes, it is kind of like a mainstream network's version of Black Mirror, but it was still entertaining. Sarah Shahi was definitely the highlight of the show and makes some of the weirdness work more than it probably should. There is a strong supporting cast and they do a good job with the material (except for Jessica Lu). It isn't going to win any awards, but it has an interesting premise and was engaging enough for me to want to keep watching. I think it has potential, and I hope people give it a chance. Expand