Promising Start, Falls Fast
I was less than 20 episodes in but I’m throwing in the towel. There are weirdly racist portrayals of people of color, a forced, tired storyline with Ben and Emily, and just some writing choices that continuously made me uncomfortable. I don’t often listen to this many episodes only to give up on a podcast, but as I cast my net wide, there are so many better podcasts of this type made by POC or at least people who have an anti-bigotry, anti-racist mindset and take steps to avoid harmful language and stereotypes—and that can actually take criticism from their viewers. Try Nightvale, Magnus Archives, The McIlwraith Statements or Alice Isn’t Dead for similar “the creepy in the mundane” plots, and skip this series. It’s a shame, I was really trying to get into it, I wanted to give it a chance but it’s just not worth it.
Reviewed on Apple Podcasts