Review: Reset [China]

THE SHORT VERDICT: Reset is a time loop fantasy mystery-thriller that manages to be so much more than the sum of its parts. It’s smartly written, such that the fantasy mystery remains interesting and intriguing all the way through, yet at the same time, Show demonstrates a surprising amount of heart and emotional heft. That heart and emotional heft is what lifts this watch experience from simply being interesting and fascinating, to become something more engaging, thought-provoking, and even a little personal, as we start to feel for our various characters. A cracky gem of a show that manages to engage both the heart and mind in equal measure. Very well done. THE LONG VERDICT: I’d honestly had very little idea of what to expect, coming into this one. All I knew, before starting on this, was that there was a Groundhog Day-esque sort of set-up, where our main characters find themselves in a continual time loop, where they die in a bus explosion, and their main focus is therefore to get themselves out of that loop. That, and also, that everyone who’s seen this, has had only positive things to say. And, maybe that’s all you need to know as well, if you haven’t seen it. Coz there’s something to be said for preserving the element of surprise. If you haven’t seen it, maybe stop reading right after the section on Managing Expectations / The Viewing Lens, and then come back later, after you’ve seen the show. This review will be here for you, whenever you’re ready.

Review: Reset [China]

THE SHORT VERDICT:

Reset is a time loop fantasy mystery-thriller that manages to be so much more than the sum of its parts.

It’s smartly written, such that the fantasy mystery remains interesting and intriguing all the way through, yet at the same time, Show demonstrates a surprising amount of heart and emotional heft.

That heart and emotional heft is what lifts this watch experience from simply being interesting and fascinating, to become something more engaging, thought-provoking, and even a little personal, as we start to feel for our various characters.

A cracky gem of a show that manages to engage both the heart and mind in equal measure. Very well done.

THE LONG VERDICT:

I’d honestly had very little idea of what to expect, coming into this one.

All I knew, before starting on this, was that there was a Groundhog Day-esque sort of set-up, where our main characters find themselves in a continual time loop, where they die in a bus explosion, and their main focus is therefore to get themselves out of that loop.

That, and also, that everyone who’s seen this, has had only positive things to say.

And, maybe that’s all you need to know as well, if you haven’t seen it. Coz there’s something to be said for preserving the element of surprise.

If you haven’t seen it, maybe stop reading right after the section on Managing Expectations / The Viewing Lens, and then come back later, after you’ve seen the show. This review will be here for you, whenever you’re ready.