Dimension 404: Season One
October 13, 2017 12:18 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

Deep in cyberspace, there is said to be a lost dimension that is home to unspeakable terrors, unseen wonders and stories that are unlike any other. This science fiction anthology dives into the wonders, and terrors, of the digital age, exploring tales that are both weird and wild. Episodes range from outrageous horror-comedy to action-adventures that bend the mind. Narrated by Mark Hamill and starring the likes of Lea Michele, Joel McHale, Megan Mullally, Sarah Hyland, Patton Oswalt, Robert Buckley, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Constance Wu. Check out the trailer.

In the tradition of Black Mirror and Channel Zero, comes yet another anthology series. Dimension 404 premiered back in April on Hulu to little fanfare with mostly mixed reviews that spotlight its similarities with other shows. The Verge calls it an "imaginative Twilight Zone riff with a lot less humanity" while Forbes says it's the "B-movie 'Black Mirror' you didn't know you needed".

The first season consists of six episodes.

A finicky music blogger finally meets the girl of his dreams through the cutting-edge online dating site Make-A-Match, but their chemistry seems too good to be true.

A snooty cinema purist struggles to convince his fellow film-goers that the 3D movie they're watching is summoning forth a brain-sucking interdimensional monster only he can see.

A hopelessly nostalgic physics student fights to prove her sanity when no one on Earth can remember her favorite 90's cartoon show.

A young arcade junkie attempts to master POLYBIUS, a sinister new game of unknown origin that induces nightmarish visions, but when kids start dying, he must beat the game to unlock its deadly secrets.

As a holiday threat looms large, an Army psychologist races against the clock to treat the strangest patient of her career - and the only one who can save Christmas - BOB, a depressed NSA supercomputer.

A brash, up-and-coming pro FPS gamer finds the edge she needs in an energy drink that gives her real world "bullet time". It's a shortcut to fame and fortune-but it might just be a "shortcut" through the rest of her life.
posted by guiseroom (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I watched the first episode, which really felt like the story was stretched to fill the time. Also, I couldn't tell if it was supposed to be funny and it wasn't or if it wasn't supposed to be funny but sort of was anyway? I'm not really sure.

I then started the second and was miserable for about 20 minutes before giving up and looking up spoilers so I didn't have to watch the whole thing. I think there was a good reason Hulu didn't promote this (although isn't there going to be a season 2? I guess it's cheap enough.)

Are any of these episodes good? I'm asking honestly. I'll go back and watch the good ones.
posted by darksong at 11:46 AM on October 13, 2017

I feel that it got a lot better from episode 3, particularly Polybius and, to a lesser extent, Bob.
posted by Marticus at 4:56 PM on October 15, 2017

From the loglines, I can just about pin down which Twilight Zone episodes they're riffing on.
posted by Naberius at 7:33 AM on October 20, 2017

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