Archive 81 - Analog Horror & Quality Cancelations
May 31, 2022
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Melvin and Dan are joined by Melvin's sister Shirleon to discuss that successful Netflix horror series Archive 81 that also got canceled despite being a sizable hit. Insane!
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- Melvin's sister Shirleon joins the crew because she's a real-life archivist! Although, not entirely like Dan Turner.
- Daniel had recommended Archive 81 on a previous episode, but with a major qualifier: He recommended the first 7.5 episodes of the show, with the last 30 minutes being a dud for him.
- Shirleon felt that as the mystery unfolds, the story became less engaging.
- As for Melvin, he mentions a lot of details he loved about Archive 81 and continues naming specifics throughout the episode.
Archive 81 as a whole package contains a lot of what internet-age horror fans will enjoy.
- Getting specific about why that last episode feels so... incorrect.
- Interestingly, the effect of Archive 81's ending is very similar to the ending of Insidious.
- Horror demands limitations. It requires characters overcome massive limitations and therefore writers must be conscientious of 'power levels'.
- With such highs and unfortunate lows... would we recommend Archive 81?
- Melvin shares a long passionate rant about Netflix's routine, premature cancelations of its various TV-shows.
- Discussing streaming watching habits, and how they largely don't include Netflix original television shows.
- Daniel, "I'm gonna say something crazy. Netflix is the Facebook of streaming services."
- Explaining the long-term marketing issue proposed by the "binging" model.
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