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SCREEN May 26 - June 1, 2018 ALSO INSIDE • Check out 'REVERIE' • Puzzles & games • Movie releases • Home Improvement shows & more 16 MAY 26 - JUNE 1, 2018 By Kyla Brewer TV Media L iving out your ultimate fantasies may seem like a great idea, but if television and movies have taught us anything, it's that there's always a catch. A new thriller takes a look at what might happen if people had the ability to live out their dreams in virtual reality. Sarah Shahi ("Fairly Legal") stars as former hostage negotiator and human behavior expert Mara Kint, who's re- cruited to help when an immersive vir- tual reality program works a little too well in "Reverie," premiering Wednes- day, May 30, on NBC. The high-concept drama was created by Mickey Fisher of "Extant" fame, and is produced by Ste- ven Spielberg's ("Jaws," 1975) Amblin Entertainment. Kint was once a cop who left the force to become a college professor af- ter the unimaginable loss of her sister others may help her heal the wounds brought on by the deaths of her loved ones. As technology becomes more ad- vanced, "Reverie" offers viewers a fas- cinating window into what might be, but it isn't exactly a new idea. A num- ber of television series have looked at the downside of getting exactly what you want — or, at least, what you think you want. ABC's classic "Fantasy Island," as well as more contemporary series such as HBO's "Westworld," have served up cautionary tales about being granted one's ultimate wishes. Interestingly, "Reverie's" premise smacks of recent Spielberg film "Ready Player One" (2018), in which people use a virtual reality program to escape the real world. It's a tall order for just 10 episodes, but luckily "Reverie" boasts serious players both in front of the cameras and behind the scenes. Fisher was a rel- atively unknown writer when he won Lost in the game: Sarah Shahi stars in high-tech thriller feature story 2423 Wards Rd.• 239-6513 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 10am-5pm• Sat: 9am-5pm "We wrote the book on" BEST PRICES OUR EVERYDAY LOW PRICES! UP TO25% OFF 90 DAYS INTEREST FREE HIGH POINT FURNITURE OUTLET retribution The hunt is on for The Prince in season 2 of 'SIX' seeking

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