Plugged In Picks, TV: Eden

Reviewing entertainment can be a little like hunting for buried treasure. Sometimes you dig up some gold. But you’ve got to sift through a lot of dirt to find it. And on the TV front this time ‘round, it seemed like there was more soil to sift than usual.

But we did find a bit of a gem in our Netflix queue—an anime offering called Eden. The tiny, four-episode show features a girl raised by robots, searching not only for her purpose, but to rediscover that of her metallic pals. Oh, and she also must escape the terrifying head robot Zero, who hopes the future Earth he helped build stays pretty much human free.

It has some nice messages about purpose and family. It’s also got a few problems here and there, so be sure to check out our review before you check out the show. But compared to much else on the radar this month, this Eden is surprisingly unspoiled.

Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been part of the Plugged In staff since 2007, watching and reviewing roughly 15 quintillion movies and television shows. He’s written for a number of other publications, too, including Time, The Washington Post and Christianity Today. The author of several books, Paul loves to find spirituality in unexpected places, including popular entertainment, and he loves all things superhero. His vices include James Bond films, Mountain Dew and terrible B-grade movies. He’s married, has two children and a neurotic dog, runs marathons on occasion and hopes to someday own his own tuxedo. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.