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Wireless: Season 1/ Episode 1 “100%” [Series Premiere] – Recap/ Review (with Spoilers)

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With a unique, but sometimes frustrating gimmick, Wireless constantly makes you feel like you are missing something as you keep turning your phone around.


Director(s)Zach Wechter
Writer(s)Jack Swirdman, Zach Wechter
Aired (Quibi)9/14/2020
Introduced This Episode
AndrewTye Sheridan
JakeLukas Gage
ElaineAndie MacDowell

This content contains pertinent spoilers.

Recap

Andy (Tye Sheridan) driving a car.
Andy (Tye Sheridan)

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Andy is on the road despite his mother’s Elaine’s wishes. But, to make matters worse, he is texting his now ex while also trying to avoid a party his friend Jake wants him to go to. But, with a full battery, a car, and an open road, outside of yet another cop slowing him down, nothing will stop Andy from getting to his destination.

Review

On The Fence

The Feeling Of Missing Out

It’s a bit jarring going from landscape to portrait in order to get a full understanding of what’s going on. Especially since what is shown in the portrait view, ranging from Jake to images of Andy’s ex and others, it’s worth seeing. Yet, with Andy being the lead, there is this pull towards always checking back what’s happening in the landscape view.

Which, as for gimmicks, I’m not going to lie and say this isn’t something different and kind of cool. However, it does get frustrating and helps you understand why most filmmakers just layer what’s going on with the lead’s phone or just fully switch to what they’re looking at.

The Feeling Of Missing Out - 75%

75%

What makes Wireless could also potentially become its liability depending on how its gimmick is used in further episodes.

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Amari Allah

I started Wherever I Look back in 2011 and from movies, TV, the occasional book, play, and Broadway show, have been trying to bridge the gap between a critic and an avid lover of various forms of media.

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