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Blade_Kight - Best Show I’ve watched in years
First I’ll agree with most reviews, yes it has a very slow pace but the story, characters, and overall atmosphere really grab your attention and I may sound a little bias but I love crime shows and a little bit of horror/suspense so these two thing combined really made me like this show and I say if you like both I think you’ll truly enjoy this, it also helps to think of this as one long movie but broken up into little episodes instead as each episode is just a continuation of the last which makes it feel more like a movie then a TV show.
Flapinator - Letdown
“The Outsider” is one of King’s scariest books to me. I was so excited when I heard it was getting the HBO treatment, not to mention the show’s pedigree. However, as a lot of other reviews here state, it starts strong but turns into quite the slog toward the middle and ends in truly terrible fashion. The burnt nearly all the plot in the first two episodes. Really a shame. Biggest disappointment of 2020 so far.
jkeitz - Almost Perfect
This is an excellent adaptation of one of King’s best novels. The creepy atmosphere, the cinematography, and the writing are top notch. The acting is excellent too. The only reason for the four stars is the recasting (and subsequent re-writing) of the Holly Gibney character. She is one of King’s best characters from Mr. Mercedes. The crossover was a treat in the novel. In this case, however, the perfectly cast Holly from Mr. Mercedes is replaced by someone completely different. This necessitated re-writing her character from the “atypical” Holly of Mr. Mercedes (and The Outsider novel), into something more akin to one of Professor Xavier’s charges.
Still, that is only one drawback. The series is still well worth watching.
Forgetprincess - So good
I really like watching this series. Can’t wait for Season 2.
Moschell - SLOOOOW and bad ending
Some great performances but super slow. And the finale was terrible.
Justin Other Beer - Grips you at the start and drags on
Great beginning that gets you hooked and ok ending but everything in between just drags on with no real climax for the big finale. It was as if the show was two or three episodes too long, I appreciate good character development but it came at the cost of the story progressing at a decent pace, if at all.
Peanut235 - What were they thinking?
Starts out true to the novel, but by the time Holly Gibney joins the crew the story spins out control into plot mayhem. Why do directors/writers feel they can improve upon Stephen King?
Couldn’t finish it.
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left888 - Very Good
Didn't read the book but this series was well written and acted.
Use to be a Ign lover - Beautifully shot!
Very well shot. The book is very different.. I enjoyed the season the ending was a bit of a let down.
Lustmord - Great book, terrible show
Did not stand up to the book at all. They changed it so much that it is barely even similar.
Barra1111 - Good series of King story
Well worth the effort this one, Ben Mendelsohn is very good in this as is all the cast. HBO manage to set the perfect pace for this series which has you slightly on edge for the whole time, which is what King would have wanted. Jason Bateman sets the tone well at the start and Cynthia Erivo and Marc Menchaca put on good performances. I guess the sniper scene works (he was drunk after all), but for trained cops they don't know how to take cover. Good performances by the kids. Enjoy.
Nemesis2010 - King a ling ling
Another great King yarn, well paced, atmospheric and enjoyable. May frustrate those expecting a fast-pace immediate payoff, everyone else just settle in and enjoy.
RNG 96574 - Don’t miss this King fans!
Finally a film version of Stephen King done the way he reads. Atmospheric, well paced (not slow) well developed characters and it is disturbing. Loved it from start to end.
petal1967 - Excellent
I have always enjoyed anything by Stephen King (Misery, Christine) - this did not disappoint. Loved everything about it, storyline and acting was faultless. If you think it is slow to start . stick with it because you wont be disappointed
davehammond - Masterful Suspense
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such masterful suspense. It takes courage and patience to produce something like this.
Brilliant and worth every second so far (5 eps in).
I see some folks were annoyed about “dragging things out”. I understand but perhaps we have really lost the joy of process I’m story telling, the effort to get to know and get invested in characters.
Head and shoulders above most offerings today.
@&$"'&!? - Awesome
I was hooked thought there was some great acting and well suited to their parts. some say slow but I personally liked the flow and where the story went.
nigelv - Loved it.
Well acted and directed. Sure some parts can be a bit behind in pace but really liked it.
Cheeky Diablo - Very slow and
I punished myself by watching 2 and a half episodes, before I realised that I couldn’t take it anymore
cragie07 - Show is so a waste of time
They drag it on to the point. Don’t waste your time on a show that take the whole episode to show you one min of what you need to know.
Mat0111001 - Very average
The first two episodes were good. But then the doubts begin and things begin to shift. I thought it all became rather bland quickly. This is not True Detective. Jason Bateman disappears when the season barely gets started and... well. Whatever itI may be, 5 stars it is not.
mrratcatcher - Seems good
From what I saw.
shaynes573 - Simply outstanding
Makes up for the appalling Mr Mercedes adaptation- and as good as Castle Rock
old man and the sea - The Best King on TV
Stephen King had been so often let down by TV adaptations. This one hits the sweet spot. Slow and creepy with great casting and acting. Strongly recommended for anyone who enjoyed the first season of True Detective (yes, it’s that good).
Antu Asar - Excellent show!
Something different, keeps you guessing, well acted... 10/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
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