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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, while Fredwynn and Peter link the game to a large corporation.

The episode was rated from 207 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 232 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 219 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E8

#4 - Lee


Season 1 - Episode 8

The gang reflects 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 195 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E3

#5 - Janice


Season 1 - Episode 3

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

The episode was rated from 261 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 294 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E7

#7 - Cave of Kelpius


Season 1 - Episode 7

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

The episode was rated from 211 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E1

#8 - Peter


Season 1 - Episode 1

Peter is stuck in the everyday routine of his mundane life until the day he meets a group of strangers who all have something in common and together they begin an adventure into a world that has been hidden all around them.

The episode was rated from 392 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E9

#9 - The Creator


Season 1 - Episode 9

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

The episode was rated from 184 votes.

Dispatches from Elsewhere - S1E10

#10 - The Boy


Season 1 - Episode 10

A final mystery is solved.

The episode was rated from 199 votes.

Last updated: may 06, 2022



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!


Smart writing for the most part, smart acting too. Knowing the backstory makes it even more intriguing. It bring up a lot of questions about "what would you do" and "I've seen people just like that" and "I know what they mean." Not sure if it will merit a second season but as long as they keep the mainstream dogma out of it, a second season would be worthwhile. But if they keep the dogma out of it, would it even be popular enough to merit a second season?


You know. I realllllly liked this show. I looked forward to it all week when it was airing, couldn’t wait to see the finale of what the whole story was gonna be when it concluded. And then... dudsville. The end was such a fucking cop out. Basically was “surprise, I’m Jason Segal the actor and I’ve been in a rut lately so I thought I’d make a show to make myself feel better and that’s what the whole show was about”. It was the biggest blue balls from a piece of media I’ve ever had the displeasure of having. I’m writing this months after watching it, and it still pisses me off that AMC cancelled Lodge 49 and basically replaced it with this piece of garbage. Lodge 49 would’ve gone places, it was such a surreal feel good show. I want to know what happens in that. As for Dispatchers from Elsewhere. I implore you, if you do watch and enjoy this show, do yourself a favor and stop watching it before the final episode or you too will be left with the worse ending imaginable.

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