Dispatches From Elsewhere

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 1 Season
  • 6.9  (5,197)

Dispatches From Elsewhere is a television series that was released on AMC in 2020. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Jason Segel, Sally Field, Eve Lindley, Andre 3000, Richard E. Grant, and Tara Lynne Barr. The show is an original series created by Jason Segel and it was inspired by a real-life social experiment that Segel and a group of friends executed in 2013.

The plot of Dispatches From Elsewhere revolves around four ordinary people who feel stuck in their mundane lives. When they stumble upon a mysterious puzzle hidden throughout the city, they find themselves drawn into an alternative reality that changes their perception of the world around them. The journey that they embark on takes them on a wild ride through various surreal experiences and encounters that challenge their understanding of themselves and the world.

Jason Segel plays the lead character Peter, a lonely computer programmer who finds himself searching for a deeper purpose in life. Sally Field plays Janice, a middle-aged woman who feels unfulfilled by her job and uncertain about her future. Eve Lindley plays Simone, a transgender woman who struggles with her identity in a society that does not always understand her. Andre 3000 plays Fredwynn, a conspiracy theorist who believes that there is a hidden truth behind everything. Richard E. Grant plays Octavio, a wealthy art collector who is drawn into the puzzle as well. Tara Lynne Barr plays Simone's friend and roommate, who becomes involved with the group as they journey together.

As the four characters follow the clues that they discover, they begin to unravel a mystery that ties together various surreal experiences and strange encounters. The storyline is broken down into different episodes, each focusing on a specific character and their experiences. These episodes are often nonlinear and experimental, with the show's creators exploring different storytelling techniques to convey the complex and mysterious nature of the puzzle that the characters are attempting to solve.

Dispatches From Elsewhere is a show that is difficult to categorize. It is part mystery, part drama, part fantasy, and part existential exploration. The show has been praised for its unique and innovative storytelling, with many critics comparing it to the likes of David Lynch and Charlie Kaufman. The show's use of surreal imagery, dreamlike sequences, and philosophical themes have garnered a passionate following of viewers who appreciate its creative approach to storytelling.

One of the show's strengths is its ability to weave together multiple storylines and perspectives that eventually converge into a larger narrative. The show's creators have carefully crafted a world that is full of secrets and hidden meanings, and each episode provides new clues and insights into the puzzle that the characters are attempting to solve. The show's use of puzzles, riddles, and hidden messages is also a unique and fascinating aspect, with viewers being encouraged to participate in the mystery and try to solve the puzzle alongside the characters.

Overall, Dispatches From Elsewhere is a refreshing and engaging television series that offers a unique storytelling experience. The show's use of surreal imagery, dreamlike sequences, and philosophical themes create a complex and fascinating world that draws viewers in from the first episode. The cast is also exceptional, with each actor bringing depth and nuance to their respective characters. While the show experienced mixed reviews and had a short run of only one season, it has continued to attract a dedicated fan base and has become a cult classic for those who appreciate a more unconventional approach to storytelling.

Dispatches From Elsewhere is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on March 1, 2020.

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The Boy
10. The Boy
April 27, 2020
A final mystery is solved.
The Creator
9. The Creator
April 20, 2020
Simone, Peter and Janice explore new interests, while Fredwynn finds it hard to let go.
8. Lee
April 13, 2020
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.
Cave of Kelpius
7. Cave of Kelpius
April 6, 2020
The team embarks on an underground adventure as they follow the Milkman; Peter and Simone try to come to terms with their feelings for one another as the players rally; Janice meets a mysterious individual who gives her a clue.
6. Everyone
March 30, 2020
When time runs short, the team splits up to find Clara; Janice and Simone track her artwork as Peter and Fredwynn investigate a large corporation.
5. Clara
March 23, 2020
The clues lead to a new tale that provides insight into the mystery behind the missing girl, Clara.
Fred Wynn
4. Fred Wynn
March 16, 2020
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.
3. Janice
March 9, 2020
While searching for Fred Wynn at the Shareholders meeting, the gang has their first encounter with Octavio. Janice explores her past.
2. Simone
March 2, 2020
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.
1. Peter
March 1, 2020
Tired of his routine, Peter pulls a flyer tab and stumbles into a game with a group of strangers.
Where to Watch Dispatches From Elsewhere
Dispatches From Elsewhere is available for streaming on the AMC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dispatches From Elsewhere on demand at Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    March 1, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (5,197)