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Anyone watching Archive 81?

It seems to be like a modern day The Shining meets Rosemary’s Baby with DL’s very own favorite, Matt McGorry.

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by Anonymousreply 28April 26, 2022 8:18 AM

A creepy 1920s apartment building is built over a burnt down library and apparently there is a satanic cult hidden in the building.

by Anonymousreply 1January 17, 2022 5:27 AM

It ends on a cliffhanger! They must be confident they're getting a second season.

by Anonymousreply 2January 17, 2022 6:38 AM

Don’t tell me because I honestly don’t know how it will end even though I have a good idea how it’s going to go.

R2, did you binge watch it? It is very hard to put down.

by Anonymousreply 3January 17, 2022 6:44 AM

I thought it was very good otherwise I wouldn't have binged watched it. It was pretty intelligent and engrossing, a good mix of horror/science fiction. It got a little shaky and convoluted in the last 2 episodes. The female protagonist started to get annoying because she was always intent on saving people and getting herself in trouble..

The monster attempting to break through all the tv screens and monitors was scary.

by Anonymousreply 4January 17, 2022 7:21 AM

Holy crap, Matt McGorry has gotten FAT!!!

by Anonymousreply 5January 17, 2022 6:55 PM

yeah, he's got a big gut now

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by Anonymousreply 6January 17, 2022 7:01 PM

I just finished the first episode. So far so good.

But, yeah, I came on here to post how fat McGorry is now.

by Anonymousreply 7January 17, 2022 11:56 PM

That was a phenomenal show. Even if it doesn’t come back for a second season, it was absolutely worth it.

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 1:56 PM

It just needs a little more gay sex. Preferably with Evan Jonigkeit being totally naked showing penis.

by Anonymousreply 9January 19, 2022 1:27 AM

I thought it started off well but I started getting bored by the third episode.

Evan Jonigkeit was effective as the creepy villain, as was Martin Donovan. And Matt McGorry was fine as the funny fat sidekick friend. However, the actor playing the lead character was kind of meh, and it became difficult for me to sympathize with him or with the female protagonist who had so many chances to flee.

It picked up again a bit in the last two episodes, but I was hoping it would wrap things up (which it did not; instead it looks like there is going to be a second season).

by Anonymousreply 10January 27, 2022 3:55 AM

Yes, there will be a season 2.

I thought it was great. I liked that it didn't spoon feed you with title cards, you just had to figure out what was present, what was past, what was dream, what was real, what wasn't. I thought it was very cool, beginning to end.

by Anonymousreply 11January 27, 2022 4:21 AM

The actresses here look kinda annoying. Do they?

by Anonymousreply 12January 27, 2022 4:34 AM

R12, I found the actresses and actors a perfect match for the show.

by Anonymousreply 13January 27, 2022 4:40 AM

Really a terrific show--they get atmosphere, the key to any successful Gothic, down perfectly. The teenage African-American actress who plays Jess is a genuine find, as are Dina Shihabi (who looks like Alexis Bledel but is an infinitely better actress) and Mamoudou Athie (who has a gorgeous speaking voice and is a fine actor).

I predict the breakout star, though, will be Evan Jonigkeit, who plays Samuel. He is handsome in such an unusual way. I cannot believe his romantic partner in real life is (ugh) Zosia Mamet!

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by Anonymousreply 14February 1, 2022 1:33 AM

The main character was pretty cute, but I felt he was boring. Way too much like me. I want passionate characters for the sake of escapism. Jerk off in front of the camera or set up some booby traps around the estate or something.

by Anonymousreply 15February 1, 2022 1:48 AM

aint no hot men it it

by Anonymousreply 16February 1, 2022 1:54 AM

It was one of.those series that started out good...Peaked halfway through and went straight into bad

by Anonymousreply 17February 1, 2022 2:00 AM

Black dude in trailer is butt-ugly. Is he the main character?

by Anonymousreply 18February 1, 2022 2:04 AM

I am deeply hoping we get to see Evan Jonigkeit with his shirt off at some point.

by Anonymousreply 19February 1, 2022 3:20 AM

Er, doubtful.

by Anonymousreply 20February 1, 2022 6:05 AM

Evan Jonigkeit shirtless on Broadway ten years ago (with Kathleen Turner).

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by Anonymousreply 21February 2, 2022 1:49 AM

I found it tedious and its influences too obvious. Both Suspirias, The Shining, The Ring, Rosemary’s Baby.

I liked the main actor. I think he is so handsome and his voice is beautiful. But the girl grated on me. And some of the dialogue and situations were contrived enough to push it into “bad tv” territory.

One thing I will give it credit for. In the beginning, they lead you to believe the main actress is some privileged, frivolous, white wannabe academic type. Then they pull the rug out from underneath all of that with the true nature of her search.

I’m ambivalent I guess.

by Anonymousreply 22February 4, 2022 2:29 AM

The black guy accepts a job where he is alone in an isolated building in the woods in the middle of nowhere with no internet? The girl wanders around a Manhattan apartment building knocking on strangers' doors?

I just couldn't get past how unbelievable it all was.

by Anonymousreply 23February 4, 2022 2:41 AM

I thought the black guy was hot.

by Anonymousreply 24February 4, 2022 11:25 AM

I can’t get past episode 4 - does it get less boring? Less Canadian like?

by Anonymousreply 25February 4, 2022 11:28 AM

There were some crotch shots that show main guy's VPL. Looked like he's packing.

by Anonymousreply 26February 4, 2022 11:57 AM

They are just turning out garbage. Garbage after garbage after garbage.

by Anonymousreply 27February 4, 2022 12:13 PM

I can’t believe they cancelled it already. That news ruined my night.

by Anonymousreply 28April 26, 2022 8:18 AM
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