The Black Tapes
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This one was recommended to me by someone at Tampa Bay Comic Con. I really enjoyed the first season a lot. Great story, cast, writing - powerful storytelling! Subsequent seasons felt almost aimless and as much as I wanted to fall in love with the story again it didn't have staying power, though some sections still had genuinely fantastic hooks!
Sep 14th, 2019
Have to be neutral on this one. The first season was great, the second was so bad I couldn't finish.
Jul 25th, 2019
1st season was phenomenal. Genuinely scary stuff. Then it started to be just good. Then it hit the series finale, which was the worst. The rest is worth listening to though.
Jul 17th, 2019
The podcast that got me into audio fiction. Didn’t love the ending but completely adored the rest. Holding out hope for more eventually.
May 25th, 2019
Great podcast, sometimes the plot feels a little thin, but it always comes back strong.
May 21st, 2019
The first two seasons are two of my favourite seasons of any podcast. The third and final season, however, is truly terrible - one of the worst endings to any piece of media I've ever experienced.
Apr 28th, 2019
One of the strongest opening shows gives way to later seasons that just didn't do it for me. I enjoy the voice acting and the production value, but be warned that this show gets progressively hard and harder to listen to. I can only hope that the cryptic rumors are true and the show will come back to fix the awful ending, although how often has that worked? Try it if the tags are for you.
Dec 17th, 2018
Worst ending I've ever witnessed.
Jan 18th, 2018
The 1st season was excellent, then the team seemed to lose their way possibly by being distracted by both Tanis and Rabbits which were to me far less accomplished than this show and both in desperate need of an editor. The second season has now restarted and is not as crisp as the early episodes. I hope they finish well.
Oct 7th, 2017
Okay, but the PRA formula of creepy story + host pretending to do something spooky + pretend interaction between listeners and fictional characters has gotten really old
Aug 15th, 2017
Episode 1 of season 2 is the scariest thing I've ever listened to. It was incredible.
Aug 14th, 2017
Black Tapes is an X-Filesesque exploration of a cache of paranormal mysteries collected by a mysterious skeptic. Can be silly at times, but it remains entertaining throughout. I really enjoyed it.
Jul 13th, 2017
Strong enough start and filled a gap in the podcast scene--a good, spooky, drama. Unfortunately, like other Pacific Northwest Stories joints, got slow and silly and the plot got sprawly and off the rails. No thanks.
Jul 5th, 2017
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