7.3
1,100 votes
Archive 81

Archive 81

Netflix 2022

An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes and gets pulled into the vortex of a mystery involving the missing director and a demonic cult.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Archive 81

Archive 81 - S1E4

#1 - Spirit Receivers

7.86

Season 1 - Episode 4

In the woods, Dan encounters the unexpected. In the tapes, Melody learns about the cult and makes contact during a shocking séance.

The episode was rated from 194 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E7

#2 - The Ferryman

7.79

Season 1 - Episode 7

The veil drops from a cursed film's origins. At the Vos Mansion in 1924, Iris recruits Rose for a blood ritual. Dan knows he must find Anabelle.

The episode was rated from 145 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E6

#3 - The Circle

7.74

Season 1 - Episode 6

A circle tightens, panic grows: Dan learns about his predecessor, and Melody tries to track the source of the Visser's dangers. Yet the evil spreads.

The episode was rated from 147 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E5

#4 - Through the Looking Glass

7.70

Season 1 - Episode 5

The past blurs into the present when Melody visits a forbidden floor in search of an inspired Anabelle. Music leads to lost souls — and revelations.

The episode was rated from 166 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E8

#5 - What Lies Beneath

7.62

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Otherworld beckons. Melody circles back to the Visser, where a new device captures a sacrifice. So much depends on Dan's journey into the unknown.

The episode was rated from 148 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E3

#6 - Terror in the Aisles

7.51

Season 1 - Episode 3

The past loops back around as Melody returns to Steven with Jess. Mark checks out a find. Dan tries to map his situation, but he may be losing his way.

The episode was rated from 208 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E1

#7 - Mystery Signals

7.47

Season 1 - Episode 1

Haunted by a family tragedy, Dan begins to restore videotapes for a cryptic firm. Then he's startled to learn of his connection to their missing creator.

The episode was rated from 311 votes.

Archive 81 - S1E2

#8 - Wellspring

7.47

Season 1 - Episode 2

Messages from the dead arrive while Dan follows Melody on her investigation into the Visser. But who's watching the watcher — and what lies below?

The episode was rated from 246 votes.

Last updated: may 14, 2022

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Surprisingly enjoyable. The mystery is interesting, builds well upon itself, and keeps you watching to see what's going on. Overall I hated only the performance of the main character, who l think could have been replaced with a cardboard cutout without any loss. [spoiler] Luckily as the show progresses he becomes more of a side character and the story is not about him. Also too bad the story is not contained in the season, as it does not answer everything and the ending is quite open. Hopefully, a second season is made.[/spoiler]

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Twist on the "found footage" genre in that the "found" footage was damaged in an apartment fire, and is now being restored by someone whose family was killed in a house fire, and now turn up on the film he's been hired to restore. I smell an onion metaphor coming on.

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OMG finished this show in one day. I was really impressed! I did NOT think that it was going to get that convoluted and twisted. It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a show and have been like wait wtf?? At the end (but in a good way). So many plot twists and so much deeper than I thought. The ending was :asterisk_symbol:chefs kiss:asterisk_symbol: so good. It sets up the next season very well. New recommendation for sure!

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A true insult to the podcast. Does not deserve to share the same name of such an incredible story. Also lets not forget that they made Melody straight. Disgusting. If i could, my rating would be countless numbers below 0.

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Really liked this show as ti was something different.The start is very promissing and i can't say it dissapoints but overall in the last two episodes i believe they could have done bettter.Music is really creapy,the atmosphere is dark and mystery is everywhere.The script becomes more and more blow mind so if you like this kind go and watch this.If you don't like horror stuff,or paranormal-blow mind things don't waste your time. 7.4/10

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Hated this. Slow and boring

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I'm not usually a "the books were better" type of person but in this case I feel the podcast is better. As a visual show I feel its more interesting than a lot of things out there and I feel it's definitely worth the watch but I'd also recommend listening to the podcast. Some of the changes don't really make sense to me like turning Jesse into Jess (and changing his/her role in things) as well as other behavioral changes that seem to be more pandering than to improve upon the story. As a story from 2016 I don't think anything needed to be changed, there was nothing exclusionary or offensive to any group that I could see. I'm trying not to be too overly critical of this as I watch each episode but some changes just feel off compared to the original. Any ways, I'd rather have this as is than nothing at all. I just hope they don't have to go too far down the suspension of common sense highway to make this visual version of the story work.

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More intrigue than horror. Some weirdness, but the only thing creepy about the series is the music. The style is amazing. The way the story is told is really well done. The cinematic aspects are also fairly good. The plot is 5 episodes stretched to 8. The main characters are annoying, not interesting. Character motivations make no sense at times and they act chaotically. This could have been so much better with some really minor tweaks to the characters and more substance to the plot at several points. The shows makes some events seem like they are really big reveals, but they aren't. It's almost like the details weren't worked out well enough, so there is hand waving and avoidance. Too much screen time is given to boring topics. The really interesting stuff is underdeveloped. This show is carried by the minor characters. The two main characters are generally a detriment to the show, but the minor characters are far more interesting and well written/acted.

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Usually terror content is pretty bad. This one was pretty good, what a pleasant surprise.

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had a rosemary baby type feel to it everybody felt shady and slimey even his best friend looked like he was hiding something from Dan didnt like the end but anticipating Season 2!!

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Just finished the season. It was really good, a nice twist to the usual found footage media. There is only one thing to critique, and is that for me, this should have been a one-season-only show. That semi-open ending was not of my linking. I would have prefered a tidy, closing one; but nowadays they make every show to continue it at least for three or four seasons. There is a big downside in this, that if Netflix choose to cancel it (which is pretty common), the story stays wide open. Also, the theme itself was pretty good for the episodes given, but i don't think it can be stretched to a second season without derailing to much. Shit, i would have even take a couple more episodes if it mean that the story could have been auto-conclusive. Don't know why this got me so mad, but i really liked this and got hooked up really good, but this final move caught me off-guard. Anyway, let's hope S2 is green-light and let's wait like 2 years to see how it goes.

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Well, I've made my comments in a couple of episodes. Just want to say the overall show is very well written, it starts quiet and slow, the mistery unfolds episode after episode at the right rhythm, forcing the viewer to an inevitable binge watching. This is what makes a good TV series.

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the first 2/3rd of the series was incredibly intriguing and I really enjoyed, but the last 1/3 was where they dropped the ball. it was sloppy, characters acting for the plot-sake out of their characters, jarringly bad CGI, very fast paced compared to before (especially the last episode). they clearly only put a cliffhanger so they'll get a 2nd season. overall, very promising at the beginning, but ending was a let down. 7/10. u

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