I am currently watching Archive 81 show on Netflix. As I am nearing the end of first series I experienced strong feeling of déjà-vu, to the point I became convinced I watched something very similar before.

Story points that rings the bell most loudly:

  • Tapes (or video files) recovered from the place of a disaster.
  • Main character got to watch the tapes and feels connected to a person appearing on the tapes and ends up believing the person from videos is not really dead
  • Convoluted cult plot and 'ghost' activity

- Somehow underwhelming ending of "Aliens did it" sort

Has anyone an idea about whether something else like this series exists?

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    Just to get the obvious out of the way, have you ever listened to the podcast the show is based on? Dec 5, 2023 at 19:45
  • No, I did not. And I had very visual kind of deja vu. It was like "hmm I have already seen it" rather then "hmm I know the story". Dec 6, 2023 at 6:32
  • There was also something similar to Thrill seekers in Doctor who first episode, The Orville had a character looking at tapes of someone who long died and feel a connection. May be Fringe had similar stories.
    – madmada
    Jan 10 at 17:00


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