Case 63

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Publisher:
Gimlet, Spotify

Case 63

4.9/5

Critic Rating

CASE 63 IS OUT NOWSeason Two of Case 63 transports us back to 2012 where Eliza Beatrix Knight wakes confused and naked in a bathroom at JFK airport, having failed her mission. Taken to a hospital, she is treated by Dr. Vincent Caldwell - a resident psychiatrist with a familiar voice. Beatrix is now Case 63. With the future of humanity ever more at risk, Beatrix and Vincent must race to unravel the past to save an uncertain future. Season 2 of CASE 63 is created and written by Julio Rojas. Adapted by Mara Vélez Meléndez. Directed by Mimi O’Donnell and stars Julianne Moore...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Alice Florence Orr • PodcastReview.org Dec 1, 2023

"Not only is the writing good, the acting is excellent. And with Spotify money behind it — what’s left of it, anyway — the production value is nearly cinematic."

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Score: 4.25

Michael Bergonzi • Audio Drama Reviews Nov 18, 2023

"(Season 1) Little did I know the story would shake me to my core and make me question if time travel were indeed possible in real life. Up until the episode titled “History Exam,” a lot of the story didn’t much catch my interest. That’s to say nothing of the performances by Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore. They are great in their scenes together. …"

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Score: 4.9

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Sep 30, 2023

"(Season 2) We bang straight into the action and it’s breathless from here on in, as well as pleasingly reminiscent of season one. It’s not quite as good as the first series – there’s more on-the-nose explanation of time travel and what needs to be done to rescue the world – but you know the very best Doctor Who episodes, the ones with save-the-planet urgency and mind-boggling time slippage and scary memory erasion and, yes, love? Case 63 has all of these things, but makes them grownup and sexy."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Dec 17, 2022

"(Updated) Twists and time travel, romance and reality shifts mean Case 63 enthrals from beginning to gasp-inducing denouement."

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Score: 5

Risa Bhutani • Her Campus Nov 30, 2022

"The thrilling twists of the plot move quickly, but it is the perfect pace to keep up. Moore and Isaac’s chemistry is undeniable, even though we can’t see them with our own eyes. Isaac’s voice is filled with charisma, and you can’t help but believe every word Peter says because of it."

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Score: 5

Mr. Hipster • Mr. Hipster Blog Nov 30, 2022

"The simple dialog nature of it made following the narrative pretty simple. There were no overly complicated and/or intentional knots to untangle. And, sure, they did fudge a lot of the “science” details, but the straight-forward way the two characters interact made for an enjoyable and compelling listen. I’m a visual learner and retainer of information, so auditory things don’t necessarily stick with me if I can’t conjure up images of things in my brain. But the story about this man who may or may not be crazy is certainly fun enough to keep you engaged."

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Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Nov 27, 2022

"Case 63 (Spotify exclusive) is a tense, twisty, suspenseful sci-fi thriller starring the Oscar-winner Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. She brings a raw vulnerability, Isaac a dashing desperado romanticism. Told across ten gripping episodes..."

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Score: 5

Fiona McCann • Irish Times Nov 19, 2022

"...it is wild and gripping stuff. The story unfolds in 10 short, tightly scripted bursts...It all makes for deft use of a storytelling format from the past to tell a story about the future that speaks to our fear-filled present – in essence, Case 63 is a highly bingeable radio play."

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Score: 5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Nov 14, 2022

"There are further layers of intrigue, reminiscent of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife...The writing here is taut and the sound palette mercifully subtle. The series comes in 10 instalments which, at no more than 15 minutes each, makes it highly bingeable. There is also the mother of all twists at the end, which leaves the door tantalisingly ajar for further seasons. …"

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Score: 5

Luke Harkness • Luke Harkness Blog Nov 12, 2022

"Well, Case 63 impressed me so damn much I wanted to write a review about how good it was. Each episode has a cliffhanger ending that makes you instantly want to start the next one. It’s gripping like I’ve never experienced in a podcast before. Even if time travel or science fiction aren’t your things, you’ll still enjoy this due to the simple but effective format of a Dr interviewing her patient it takes."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Nov 5, 2022

"They make a powerful double act, lifting an already interesting script into something subtler, sexier and more gripping. No doubt it’ll be made into a prestige telly series before long...the final episode delivers such an almighty twist that you may well find yourself listening to the whole thing all over again."

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Score: 5

Ximena Smith • Stuff NZ Nov 5, 2022

"I had a feeling I’d love this one – and it certainly didn’t disappoint –Case 63 is a riveting and fast-paced tale, aided by Moore and Isaac’s first-class voice acting. It immediately reminded me of Gimlet’s 2016 fiction podcast, Homecoming, which also featured Isaac in a lead role, so fans of that series will find much to like in Case 63."

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Score: 5

Trisha Singh • Otaku Art Nov 3, 2022

" It is an absolute mind trip with the ideal balance of suspense and intrigue, making it an intellectual pleasure. Neither character ever gets the upper hand in this driving scenario where power continually shifts. Since it manages to simultaneously give enough world-building for the entire story, its story appeal resides in the careful utilization of each and every minute of playtime. The entire thing builds to a mind-blowing conclusion that makes the most of all the series’ turns and turns along the way."

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Score: 4.5

Jasmine Blu • TV Fanatic Oct 30, 2022

"From start to finish, it leaves you unsure who will come out on top...Moore and Isaac are riveting. The ability to hear them, feel as if you're in the room with them, listening to these two master-class actors spin this tale with nothing beyond some sound effects, and the inflection in their voices is pure magic. Isaac has a voice for podcasts, sexy and intriguing...Peter is not a reliable narrator, but he's a seductive one, and he'll take you on this journey with him and succeed in enticing you to his side even when he pushes you past boundaries. Case 63 is a total mind trip, a perfect blend of suspense and intrigue -- it's a cerebral thrill."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Oct 27, 2022

"The instant hook of a man claiming he time-travelled from the year 2062 makes a cracking start to this podcast starring Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac. The duo are convincing as psychologist and patient, with the plot thickening..."

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Score: 5

Lindsey D. • Nerds and Beyond Oct 25, 2022

"Moore and Isaac offer up brilliant performances in Case 63, portraying two dynamic characters that grow exponentially more intriguing as the plot progresses. It’s worth noting that while Isaac touts an extensive filmography with a diverse collection of characters, his performance in Case 63 most recently echoes his layered portrayal of Marc Spector (and his alters) in Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight. Case 63 offers a fast-paced, satisfying audio drama experience that can be consumed fairly quickly...Its narrative strength can be found in its adept use of each and every minute of runtime, as it manages to both succinctly provide adequate world-building for the overall story while also interweaving a handful of gripping plot twists that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats until the final line is spoken."

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