‘Electric Dreams’ is an anthology show that comprises of stories of the famous author Philip K. Dick. There are a total of ten episodes in the first season. The first episode is set in a dystopian world which is ruled by a regime — the Free Union. In this world, some humans have developed special abilities, making them a threat to the rulers. These humans are called Teeps, and they can actively use telepathic abilities. One of them, Honor, becomes an informer for the police. The second episode follows a character called Irma Louise Gordon, who has appointed two space travel guides named Norton and Andrews to take her to the earth for one last time. The story is set in a time when the earth has been evacuated after solar flares hit the planet and rendered it unsuitable for living.
Though critics are of the opinion that the show lacks originality, ‘Electric Dreams’ was praised for its amazing production quality. However, there are several other amazing shows too that explore similar ideas and concepts. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Electric Dreams’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Electric Dreams’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
9. Dimension 404 (2017)
‘Dimension 404’ is another science fiction anthology series which is tonally and thematically similar to ‘The Twilight Zone’ and ‘Outer Limits’. Mark Hamill is the narrator of the series. The show deals with one specific story per episode. The first episode, ‘Matchmaker’, is about a young guy who finds a perfect match for himself on a dating app, but things suddenly turn awry when he discovers something horrific. The title of the second episode is ‘Cinethrax’ and it follows a cinephile who is convinced a monster is being called upon by the 3D movie he’s watching in a theatre. Though all the stories in the series are science fiction, some of the episodes try to merge several genres and sub-genres.
8. Sense8 (2015-2018)
Created by the famous filmmaking siblings Lana and Lilly Wachowski, Sense8 focuses on eight characters who are spread across the world, but have psychic connections to each other. Later, we figure out that these people are called sensates or homo sensoriums. All of these people have been “birthed” by someone called Angelica. However, a man called Whispers is after her, and to prevent capture, Angelica decides to kill herself. What follows is Whispers trying to chase the sensates down as they try to protect each other from various threats. Critical response to the show is positive. Sense8 is also one of the most binge-watched shows on Netflix.