Identify this reality-bending TV show episode
August 24, 2013 11:59 PM Subscribe
I once saw a show, which I remember as being from The Outer Limits, where two people discover that reality isn't as they thought.
posted by jiawen to media & arts (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
They discover that the world they know is a false front for the real world, where a band of plucky revolutionaries fight to destroy the machinery of simulacra. But they eventually discover that the world of the revolutionaries is also false, designed to give rebellious types something to do. Another level down is just cardboard boxes labeled 'sofa', 'TV', etc. And so on, until they discover the core reality, which is just a night watchman-type guy monitoring everything. If I remember right, they manage to accidentally turn the whole thing off, wiping themselves out of existence.
It sounds a lot like the plot of The 13th Floor, but I remember it definitely being a TV show, and I don't think The 13th Floor has those specific elements.
Not sure it was Outer Limits, but it was a similar TV show (maybe the Twilight Zone reboot?), and from the 90s, if I remember right.