DEFROST

Defrost is a live-action Gear VR series particularly notable for its pedigree. It’s directed by Randal Kleiser of Grease and The Blue Lagoon, and its cast includesRocky’s Carl Weathers and character actor Bruce Davison. It’s also got a great core idea: you inhabit a woman awoken from a cryogenic slumber in a sci-fi world with a sinister underbelly. But that idea feels far bigger than what Defrost has time to explore. The pilot lasts just long enough to establish the premise, and a couple of installments later your grandson is matter-of-factly explaining that he is an evil robot. That’s a lot to parse in an 12-part series that will probably be shorter than a single episode of Game of Thrones.

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