Prime Video's new sci-fi series "The Peripheral" is executive produced by "Westworld" creators.

The show's plot unfolds like a typical sci-fi show, with each big reveal leading up to a cliffhanger.

"The Peripheral" has all the right ingredients for a hit sci-fi thriller, but the recipe sucks.

There are elements of the series that work really well; the performances are mostly fine.

The world of is rich and interesting, and future scenes are a visual treat.

"The Peripheral" is simultaneously too much and not enough.

There are too many characters, too many scenes, and too many storylines.

The stakes have no weight; apart from Connor, Flynne, and Burton, I don't know enough about any of the characters.