I am a Stephen King fan but adaptations of his work are hit and miss. And I'm no fan of J. J. Abrams. I got burned by LOST and I dislike his 'mystery box' approach ("No one knows what's really going on here -- not even me!"). His production values are high and everything always looks good. I'm just worried this is going to be a King hodgepodge of cameo appearances ("Look! It's Cujo running past Uncle Otto's truck!") wrapped around a central story that throws out lots of mysterious details that never add up.
Post by geneweigel on Aug 13, 2018 14:23:00 GMT -5
So far 5(5 episodes?) its not a shameless reference piece like it seemed from the trailer and opening credits. Its unfolding in its own story but I think its inferring that whatever is happening somehow was once related to the subjects of King's books. Implying the 90's came then that flow of stories stopped and this is some sort of explanation.
What's really scary is we are now old enough to have seen multiple generations of TV and movie actors grow up.
"What decade do I know you from?"
And I'm not sure if it's just me or not, but Sissy Spacek looks exactly like Stephen King these days... Which is weird, since she played Carrie in his first big breakthrough, so this almost feels like the Universe going full circle and closing some kind of loop.
Just watched last night's episode, (not spoiling) it seems like something that I haven't seen before but like I said I'm not a major King fan so I'm not sure. It seems like three unrelated fantasy elements are happening right now to the same characters but they could be tied together at some point.
This show seems like a movie then the credits come too soon though so that is very frustrating.
A couple of episodes back there was a mundane but weird segment that had no explanation whatsoever that was out of left field. That seemed like it could be a movie in itself.