The Oyster

Publisher:
The Paragon Collective

The Oyster

5.0/5

Critic Rating

In a not so distant future, due to overwhelming carbon emissions, The Earth is on the brink of becoming uninhabitable. These conditions are made far more horrifying because the available housing shelters (that can produce sustainable air quality) will only be able to house 80% of the world’s total population. To try and save the human race, every person has a government-mandated microchip implanted in their brains to attempt to facilitate the migration of a portion of the population to an underground shelter. In order to decide who gets to be protected and who must stay above ground, the government im...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Joshua Dudley • Forbes Dec 31, 2020

"...best represents the hopepunk future that is getting so many of us through this seemingly never-ending pandemic. It’s an epic science-fiction adventure...The seven-episode run of the first season is fast-paced compact storytelling that doesn’t waste a moment’s breath tonally and puts issues of race, class, and gender on full display in a society where your worth is determined by your direct benefit to others...This is a deep series that asks heavy philosophical questions and provides us with a villain that Giancarlo Esposito imbues with his by now trademark brand of menace, deep intelligence, and cold-hearted logic."

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