"Takin' It Back," is a remake of Meghan Trainor's own debut album "with my spices added to it."

"The Peripheral," a Nolan Brothers creation, seems to have been created for viewers who felt that "Tenet" and the fourth season of "Westworld" weren't complex enough.

This Amazon series, which is an adaptation of William Gibson's science fiction book, also deals with virtual reality and some form of time travel, but it does it in a tedious way.

2099 in London and 2032 in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where Flynne Fisher lives after her consciousness travels through a simulation that quickly becomes all too real.

By playing simulations, Flynne and her brother Burton, an ex-Marine with a shoot-first mentality, actually help pay for their sick mother's medical expenses.

However, it soon becomes clear that they have accidentally entered a dystopian future.

Here Flynne's alter ego is tasked with battling a covert organisation known as the Research Institute.

However, the underlying issue is that Scott B. Smith, who conceived the programme alongside Nolan and Joy, wrote scenes that are overly talky and drawn out.

"The Peripheral" features a lot of bloody action future weapons and also sci-fi concepts that were used more effectively in "Avatar," "Free Guy," and a lot of other sci-fi films.

Most of the time, except from the occasionally spectacular set design, neither the villains nor the plot stand out as being particularly interesting.

Even if the criteria for success in streaming are frequently challenging to interpret, the show doesn't seem to have much of one for a programme that examines two distinct futures.