by Gen-Z Media | Wondery
October 25, 2022 6:02 pm
The Rez is set in a distant future in which an AI called JEF orchestrates and caters for all human wants, fulfilment is gained through conspicuous consumption, and personal worth is measured by social media attention and the latest instant ‘body mods’.
Our two main characters Preen (a shallow influencer grappling with a knock to his status) and Sav (a nerdy outcast who misses her Gran and struggles to communicate her feelings), stumble upon an ancient phone that has been hacked to allow communication with young people in the past (‘Pastlings’, the kids of the 2020s).
Similar to experiences of social distancing during lockdown, Preen and Sav use the phone to ask the Pastlings for help and advice as they struggle to figure out what ‘kindness’ is, how it can help them fix their world, how to escape JEF’s drones, and how to recognise value in things done for their own sake as opposed to things easily counted by algorithms. In each episode they meet a new character, have a new adventure, and subtly engage with a new pro-social/kindness/resiliency message.
The Rez is a production of Rezilience LTD, in partnership with Gen-Z Media. For more visit http://jointherez.com or http://gzmshows.com.
When the Cheive Fest starts, a screaming mayhem of people and animals kicks off. But what could be wrong with this, as EL-ON says, “The Wilds 2.0—It’s what nature intended, only better!” Greedy for mega Chieves, people rush to alphabetize the forest: woodpecker go in with wolverines, lions go in with llamas, and bonobos go in with boa constrictors. Sure some fur-bots will be at added risk of getting eaten, but EL-ON is delighted that everything will now be so easy to find! In desperation, our heroes turn to JEF who has been pestering them for a reboot since Episode 11. As chainsaws roar, they flip JEF’s switch. A revitalized JEF disperses the crowd by offering even sillier amounts of Chieves for people to leave the Wilds and go home. Before it could react, EL-ON is absorbed by JEF creating a new super (evil) A.I. This is really bad! JEF has evolved into JEF-LON and is stronger and more intent on order and control than ever. Sav confesses to having created EL-ON and admits to having been duped by JEF. Preen is understanding, but can he keep her terrible secret for long? And now that they know Gran is alive, can they find her to help them pull the plug on JEF-LON for good? Stay with us for Season 2 of The Rez and you’ll find out!
The Rez is a production of Rezilience LTD, in partnership with Gen-Z Media and PRX. For more visit http://jointherez.com or http://gzmshows.com.
S1 E15: That Could Have Gone Better4 days ago
S1 E14: Sav’s Shocking Secret4 days ago
S1 E13: Big Beach Bash1 week ago
S1 E12: Chieve 2.02 weeks ago
S1 E11: Let’s Go Sticko!2 weeks ago
S1 E10: The End is NYE1 year ago
S1 E9: GabFace1 year ago
S1 E8: Krispy Kreates1 year ago
S1 E7: Fart Cow1 year ago
S1 E6: Tam Teaches2 years ago