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Dispatches from Elsewhere

Dispatches from Elsewhere

Amazon 2020

A group of ordinary people who stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life come to find that the mystery winds far deeper than they ever imagined.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Dispatches from Elsewhere

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E6

#1 - Everyone


Season 1 - Episode 6

With time running out, the gang splits up in an effort to find Clara. Simone and Janice follow her artwork. Fredwynn and Peter link the game to a large corporation.

The episode was rated from 174 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E4

#2 - Fredwynn


Season 1 - Episode 4

Fredwynn takes matters into his own hands, but he needs his teammates to move on. He searches for the next clue and asks the gang for help, but they take it too far in their search for answers leading them somewhere unexpected.

The episode was rated from 197 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E5

#3 - Clara


Season 1 - Episode 5

The game begins to have a deeper impact on the team members' lives in the real world. The mystery of Clara's disappearance deepens as the gang learns the full story and fresh clues take the game in a new direction.

The episode was rated from 186 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E3

#4 - Janice


Season 1 - Episode 3

While searching for Fred Wynn at the Shareholders meeting, the gang has their first encounter with Octavio. Janice explores her past.

The episode was rated from 218 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E8

#5 - Lee


Season 1 - Episode 8

The gang members reflect on their experiences. Peter and Simone go on their first date. Janice faces an unexpected decision. Fredwynn is convinced there is more to the story.

The episode was rated from 164 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E2
#6 - Simone
Season 1 - Episode 2

The game continues as Simone and Peter follow the clues and explore the city. The gang discovers that the game runs deeper than they thought and they have to make an important choice.

The episode was rated from 251 votes.
Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E1
#7 - Peter
Season 1 - Episode 1

Tired of his routine, Peter pulls a flyer tab and stumbles into a game with a group of strangers.

The episode was rated from 335 votes.
Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E7
#8 - Cave of Kelpius
Season 1 - Episode 7

The Milkman leads the gang underground. The players come together. Peter and Simone grapple with their feelings for each other. Janice meets someone who gives her an unexpected clue.

The episode was rated from 176 votes.
Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E10
#9 - The Boy
Season 1 - Episode 10

A final mystery is solved.

The episode was rated from 163 votes.
Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E9
#10 - The Creator
Season 1 - Episode 9

Simone, Peter and Janice explore new interests. Fredwynn finds it hard to let go.

The episode was rated from 152 votes.

Last updated: jun 10, 2021



This is a strange show. 4 episodes in...I have no idea what is going on. But I can’t stop watching. So I guess it must be good since I can’t turn away. Let’s see how the rest goes.


Best show I've seen in a long time.


I had no idea what I was getting into when I started watching, but WOW what a ride so far!! I adore Peter and Simone! I’m loving everything about this show. It’s unlike anything else I’ve seen, and its amazing!! I can’t wait to see where this adventure takes us next!


Well, in overall is a waste of time. Some episodes have a good points, good questions but is just like Seinfeld quote: "this is a show about nothing".


SO BORING! my god, i wish i could go back in time and spend 50 minutes on the toilet with diarrhea instead of watching the first episode of this boring series. "Oh, look at me, I'm contemplative and full of metalanguage about existential motives"


Finished. This won't be to everyone's taste, but I thought it quite thought-provoking. In the beginning it starts out as a an existential journey disguised as a game also intended to bring people together, but ends out as an exploration of identity, individual, group and human. What drew me to it was Sally Field, its small scale, and the character of Simone, of course. A story which is a puzzle wrapped up into an enigma, and one of the few visual experiences which breaks the fourth wall en masse, and does so self-referentially (the story in a story, in a story) as a plot device. A WTF is going on treat. 9/10


Only one word :) _Weird_ But I kinda liked it


okay so im gonna start by saying i adore this show so far the story the plot everything is flawless the show has comedy action adventure and loveable characters including the witty simone if you love top notch tv then this is the show for you indeed


One of the strangest series I have seen, and that the documentary on which it is based, "The Institute" (Spencer McCall, 2013) was already weird. Finding the extraordinary in our ordinary lives is the main theme of a proposal that develops turning all the time on itself. And that finally, especially in the last episodes, is revealed as a chaos more or less consistent with the rest of the story. It is these moments of creative debauchery (that final scene) that cause the greatest amazement.


From what I've seen in the comments, I think that most people see Jason Segel and expect a certain thing (comedy) and thus, they got disappointed by what they watched. This is based on a true story... and yes, if you've seen the 2013 documentary about the Jejune Institute you know that what happened back then is just as weird and strange as this show. To this day a lot of people cant explain whether it was insanity, an alternate reality game, a cult or simply data collection... I think the series does a great job in being just as confusing as the real life story. Jason Segel is great in this!

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