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Sci-Fi presented as though you're surfing the web,
This review is from: Serial Experiments Lain (Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
When I read that a girl receives an email from a dead classmate, I thought this series would deal with issues around the afterlife, instead the series is about the possibility of the internet merging with the real world through advances in technology.
The issue I have with the series though is not the subject matter but the way it's presented; in what I assume is the directors attmept to make the programme as close to surfing the web as possible the standard narrative is replaced with a jumpy blast of information which I found hard to follow.
Saying that though I was pleased with the story progression and I think it has taken a rational look at what the future maybe like if we continue to increase our dependency on computers. There are also good points to think about ie. which is the true you: your user profile or the you that goes to school/work etc.
If the storyline was easier to follow this series would have got 4 stars due to the origional story but as I found it hard to follow due to the jumpy narrative presentation it stays at 3 stars