When the stars don’t align as they once did before.
You find you’ve arrived at the singing god’s door.
Well, my notes look like I’m a crazy conspiracy freak who wants to tell you all about the truth behind Lee Harvey Oswald. That can only mean I’m ready to do another review of Tanis. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the second part of season two.
The number of mini-episodes got ramped up. There’s listener voicemail, extra stories, all that sort of fun stuff. None of these add to the main story, but they do add texture. Though, by the end of the season, I was so eager to get to the ending that I didn’t give a flying damn about these episodes anymore.
At this point in the story, there are two factors. There’s the cult of Tanis, controlled by Paul. Then there’s the team working with Cameron Ellis. Somewhere in between is Nic, backed up by MK and Jeff. (I still don’t trust Jeff.)
The one thing everyone seems to agree about is Nic. He’s important. There’s something about him that Tanis seems to like. And he likes it too. He finds himself spending as much time in the breach as he can. He’s even losing time. Nic is himself an untrustworthy narrator at this point. Something is trying to control him, many factors are trying to use him. All that he wants is to find out the truth. And by the last episode, where Nic is alone in the void, we’re closer than we’ve been yet.
Tanis continues to be what it was in season one. It’s a blend of old gods and new technology. It’s found footage and epic storytelling. It’s Eld Fenn in dark web chat rooms. It’s messages sent in code through personal ads. And it always ends, as all scary stories should, in the woods.
In the dark.
Stay tuned. I’ll be marathoning season three next. Leave a comment below if you’re listening along with me.(5 / 5)