Multiverse club?
March 7, 2022 7:56 PM - Subscribe

In advance of Everything Everywhere All at Once (trailer) coming out this month, I’m thinking about watching other multiverse shows.

Some shows that crossed my mind: Possibly too mundane, often no Fanfare threads: I think time loops are nearby but separate - Groundhog Day, Source Code, etc.

Note, I havent really played with Clubs here, and honestly, I might not understand them at all.
posted by Pronoiac (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Sliders and Rick & Morty seem like obvious inclusions.
posted by JHarris at 12:57 PM on March 13, 2022 [1 favorite]

Rick & Morty, definitely, though I've already seen them all.

I don't think I ever watched Sliders. Is it... entertaining?
posted by Pronoiac at 8:40 PM on March 16, 2022

I didn't watch it either, but it seemed to fit the description.
posted by JHarris at 6:21 AM on March 18, 2022

I think Donnie Darko qualifies.
posted by rmd1023 at 6:49 PM on March 19, 2022 [1 favorite]

posted by Halloween Jack at 8:51 PM on March 19, 2022 [3 favorites]

Counterpart is really good
posted by InfidelZombie at 9:44 AM on March 20, 2022 [6 favorites]

There was a one-season Canadian/South African show called Charlie Jade in the mid 2000s that was like a multiverse hopping noir style thing. I don't know how available it is, Justwatch has it streaming on Filmrise and for sale on Amazon, though somewhat ironically not here in Canada.
posted by rodlymight at 1:47 PM on March 20, 2022

Oh, right, I forgot it included shows. Another vote for Fringe and Counterpart. Counterpart *is* really good, although watching it now is probably a bit different now that we know what the show got surprisingly correct about yvivat va n cbfg-cnaqrzvp (be, creuncf, fgvyy cnaqrzvp-ynqra) jbeyq. Charlie Jade was also enjoyable but I don't recall much about it.
posted by rmd1023 at 2:03 PM on March 20, 2022 [2 favorites]

The OA and Dark both do dimension-hopping, but wait a little while to get to it.

My Science Project?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:56 PM on March 20, 2022 [1 favorite]

The One: had references to many more universes but only saw, like, 3. (Though hello Jason Statham with hair!)
Multiverse: Universes seen: 1. Booo.
Parallel: Universes seen: 2.
Fringe (haven't seen much of it) and Counterpart: 2?

Not sure about Donnie Darko. It's more time travel, I think; should It's a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Carol be included? My gut feeling says nope.
posted by Pronoiac at 1:40 AM on March 21, 2022

What If...? fits.
posted by Pronoiac at 2:17 AM on March 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

I'm preferring the shows with more universes.

Also MCU:
* Loki
* Spider-Man: No Way Home
* (upcoming in May) Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

From a friend:
* Star Trek's Terran Empire, from the original series and Discovery
* maybe some Agents of SHIELD

Buffy the Vampire Slayer might have had some parallel hijinks.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:14 PM on March 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

Coherence is a good one that fits this category.

Edit: oops, I see it was already mentioned and already has a FanFare thread.
posted by whir at 12:09 PM on March 22, 2022

Tales from the Loop - Parallel ?
posted by rozcakj at 12:11 PM on March 22, 2022

IMDB list - may need some pruning though...
posted by rozcakj at 12:12 PM on March 22, 2022

Oh crap... nearly forgot... Maybe...

Can I say this without spoiling the last episode...?

"The Leftovers S03 E08: The Book of Nora"

Universes seen: 1
Universes possible: 2
posted by rozcakj at 1:29 PM on March 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

TVTropes link for multiverse topic.
posted by rozcakj at 1:34 PM on March 22, 2022

I chilled out a lot after watching Everything Everywhere All at Once. That's a hard act to follow.
Snake from MST Club noted that Fringe definitely has more than two universes.
From France, Parallels has dropped on Disney+.
From Spain, If I Hadn't Met You, is on Netflix.

I didn't realize, going in, how heavy the theme of "family and relationships" was going to be in this category.
posted by Pronoiac at 8:50 PM on July 3, 2022

Oh yeah: I've heard good things about Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi, though I haven't dived in yet. It's on Youtube with auto-generated translated subtitles from Japanese.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:19 PM on July 3, 2022

The Peripheral (although I've only read the book) has a multiverse of sorts, at least peripherally.
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