Horror TV: Archive 81

Netflix released a horror show called Archive 81. The promotional trailer did not do justice to how good the series turned out to be. The story is told through videos on videotapes being restored by the protagonist, and the narrative does a great job of overlapping the past with the protagonist’s life and work in the present.

With each episode, the story expands and becomes partly more mysterious and partly more clear, which is a great mix and kept my attention. Even though the narrative got mystical and complex, I never felt like it was trying to trick or confuse me. Like the protagonist, I was eager to dive further into the evidence to uncover what the heck was going on.

Highly recommended!

Netflix Horror: Ratched

I was pleased to really enjoy Ryan Murphy’s Ratched on Netflix, with its cast of misfit characters, satisfying gore and engaging narrative. Sharon Stone was a particular delight. I loved her styling in the series. It was difficult not to think about season 2 of American Horror Story because the settings were so similar and Sarah Paulson’s character was a variation of the same theme, but it did not take away from the show’s appeal or success. I’m looking forward to another season!