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    I watched the first episode today--it's quite good. Review to follow.
    Really Bev? I totally thought this was gonna be shit.. I have friends that worked on the show (it was filmed down the road from me) and they said they had no idea what was going on. haha WHat would you rate it out of 10?
    I'm not very good with ratings, but if forced to do so, I'd give it an 8, probably. It looks better visually than Haven, I'd say, and the cast is really solid. There's a teenage character who has some really heavy lifting in the first episode and she's very credible -- much more so than the kids in Under the Dome. Frances Conroy is terrific, although we're just getting into her character arc in the first episode. They spend a decent amount of time establishing pre-existing conflicts in town before the mist rolls in, which will create some interesting tensions. They don't have a huge budget, but they're doing some good stuff with what they have -- some gruesome, violent images in ep1. No holds barred on language, either, unlike a network series.

    Plus the scenery is fantastic -- Windsor, NS and surroundings never looked so good!

    To be honest, I wasn't paying this series much attention. My interest level was low, although I had it queued up to record. But having seen the first episode, I'm intrigued.
    Good to hear. Nova Scotia is one beautiful spot. Comparable to Maine but with a slightly different charm... I am more excited for this now Thanks Bev!
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    Yeah, good to hear!

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    I've seen the pilot as well. Not perfect but definitely intrigues. Bev's score of 8 out of 10 is pretty spot on. Only one moment took me out of the episode.

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    Pretty much what I expected which wasn't much. Standard summer TV. Reminded me a bit of UTD with a slightly better cast. I give it 5/10.

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    I'd say it was a bit better than UTD. I took the performance of the daughter for granted and didn't consider until Bev pointed it out how strong it was when you hold it up against the teens in UTD. Heck the acting from everyone here is hands down better than anything in UTD with the exception of Dean Norris.

    Still my main issue is that aside from the basic concept (people held up in confined locations with a mist filled with monsters outside) and a few elements (Arrowhead project) this is basically King in title only.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberGhostface View Post
    I'd say it was a bit better than UTD. I took the performance of the daughter for granted and didn't consider until Bev pointed it out how strong it was when you hold it up against the teens in UTD. Heck the acting from everyone here is hands down better than anything in UTD with the exception of Dean Norris.

    Still my main issue is that aside from the basic concept (people held up in confined locations with a mist filled with monsters outside) and a few elements (Arrowhead project) this is basically King in title only.
    Yes, and that's what I was expecting -- different people, different situation, same basic setup. I like the fact that they took the time to establish some strong inter-character conflicts before the external crisis descends. Imagine discovering you're trapped indefinitely [by anything] with the guy who may have assaulted you, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
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    I'd say it was a bit better than UTD. I took the performance of the daughter for granted and didn't consider until Bev pointed it out how strong it was when you hold it up against the teens in UTD. Heck the acting from everyone here is hands down better than anything in UTD with the exception of Dean Norris.

    Still my main issue is that aside from the basic concept (people held up in confined locations with a mist filled with monsters outside) and a few elements (Arrowhead project) this is basically King in title only.
    Yes, and that's what I was expecting -- different people, different situation, same basic setup. I like the fact that they took the time to establish some strong inter-character conflicts before the external crisis descends. Imagine discovering you're trapped indefinitely [by anything] with the guy who may have assaulted you, for example.
    I agree the acting is slightly better than UTD but that is not saying a great deal. In terms of plot there was a lot of the typical stereotype elements like the teacher getting grief from the uptight parents for sex education, the football player/rapist etc. Just lazy writing. And anyone want to bet the football player is the not one who assaulted the girl? More likely his buddy who started the fight with the kid at the party. I hope this is a one season project as it might really turn ugly if they try to overextend it.

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    I'd say it was a bit better than UTD. I took the performance of the daughter for granted and didn't consider until Bev pointed it out how strong it was when you hold it up against the teens in UTD. Heck the acting from everyone here is hands down better than anything in UTD with the exception of Dean Norris.

    Still my main issue is that aside from the basic concept (people held up in confined locations with a mist filled with monsters outside) and a few elements (Arrowhead project) this is basically King in title only.
    Yes, and that's what I was expecting -- different people, different situation, same basic setup. I like the fact that they took the time to establish some strong inter-character conflicts before the external crisis descends. Imagine discovering you're trapped indefinitely [by anything] with the guy who may have assaulted you, for example.
    I agree the acting is slightly better than UTD but that is not saying a great deal. In terms of plot there was a lot of the typical stereotype elements like the teacher getting grief from the uptight parents for sex education, the football player/rapist etc. Just lazy writing. And anyone want to bet the football player is the not one who assaulted the girl? More likely his buddy who started the fight with the kid at the party. I hope this is a one season project as it might really turn ugly if they try to overextend it.
    So... just not bothering with spoilers for those who haven't seen it? Come on...
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    I'd give it a 7 - set up episodes lack the cohesion possible in subsequent episodes. A lot of characters to set up plus the mystery of the mist. The pilot tried to cram too much in too short a time. The Mist elements should have been left until the end of the episode or better yet the second one. Overall the show looks good and with the exception of one moment, the special effects look solid too. This is an intriguing take on the novella with multiple locations being used. Loved the effect in The Mist where the edges of the characters blurred almost like they are being absorbed by the mist.

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    I enjoyed it and will continue watching. The big thing that turns me off, though, is how the showrunner said the plan was for it to run multiple seasons. And we all know how Under the Dome turned out. Not smart to get too greedy too early.
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    Just watched it and I liked it. Looking forward to the next episode. Much better than UTD in any ways, and, in my opinion (many will disagree), better than Haven. But the original wonderful, perfect movie version it's clearly not.

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    So I got the chance to see the 1st episode. Pretty cool seeing my home town and surrounding areas. My thoughts on the actual show? I will keep going. UTD was brutal and I suffered through a half dozen episodes. I was not suffering through this. I liked it... didn't love it but it could keep getting better and better. We shall see. I would go 7/10 for now. I have two more to watch tonight. I have spoken to some from the team on required print work should a season two get the order... and they are all thinking that will be a reality.
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    So far, I am digging it. Unfortunately, when they posted the first 3 episodes I succumbed. lol Can't wait for more!!!


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    I think it's pretty terrible. I will probably stop watching it. It is so far off the basics outlined in the short story it's ridiculous. And not in a good way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Alien View Post
    I think it's pretty terrible. I will probably stop watching it. It is so far off the basics outlined in the short story it's ridiculous. And not in a good way.

    Of course, you are more than entitled to your opinion. However, FWIW I believe the idea was to expand beyond the short story and explore. I think that's kinda cool, but JMHO.


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    Merlin, I totally agree. King laid down the concept and the series is expanding on it. As long as the acting stays as good as it is I'm staying with it. Personally I easily disassociate ALL movies from the books/stories they evolved from.
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    I am sticking with this for a bit. For this I like that the story is being expanded on however I am having some issue with the script and the somewhat confusing aspects of the Mist. It seems they are taking a departure from the original premise. The acting has been fairly solid to date.

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    I think it's pretty terrible. I will probably stop watching it. It is so far off the basics outlined in the short story it's ridiculous. And not in a good way.

    Of course, you are more than entitled to your opinion. However, FWIW I believe the idea was to expand beyond the short story and explore. I think that's kinda cool, but JMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    I am sticking with this for a bit. For this I like that the story is being expanded on however I am having some issue with the script and the somewhat confusing aspects of the Mist. It seems they are taking a departure from the original premise. The acting has been fairly solid to date.

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    I think it's pretty terrible. I will probably stop watching it. It is so far off the basics outlined in the short story it's ridiculous. And not in a good way.

    Of course, you are more than entitled to your opinion. However, FWIW I believe the idea was to expand beyond the short story and explore. I think that's kinda cool, but JMHO.

    Yeah, they seem (so far) to be attributing a more diverse set of powers in the mist than just the "Thinny/door" to Mid world aspect of the original story. Just to get it off my chest. It really annoys me that they attribute the basis to a "Novel by Stephen King" when we all know it's a short story/novella. Not that important, I suppose but it kinda sticks in my craw!! lol


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    That is my main beef. The mist is not just carrying monsters but it somehow makes people go crazy. And the bugs going in and giving that guy wings is way out in left field and honestly not even cool in a horror sense. I will give it some time but the pace is slow the acting and directing is second tier and it's way off the source material in a bad way.

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    Better than UTD, sure, but I don't think the acting has been all that great; Eve, Alex and Gus stand out as weak links.

    Also, I didn't find it all believable that

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    Also not buying that Eve accepts being chosen; she's there with her daughter and is ok with leaving her (possibly forever), especially after the recent assault? No way.

    I also couldn't buy the idea that Eve would flee, and then kill, the Arrowhead soldier who accompanied her to the admin wing. Rattled by his gun and immediate purposeful communication over the comm equipment? Absolutely. Ready to run from him and possibly into the arms of a spectacularly messy and unpleasant death? Hell no. At that point, a secret agenda-driven, armed, in-the-know soldier (human, I might add) is someone you very much want on your side.


    In fiction, we all have our thresholds where believability fades. I don't think mine are all that illogical, but then that's me.

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    Episode 4 certainly ended anticlimactically.

    This interpretation of the mist is pretty lame, but I'm watching it because it's not the usual crap that's on TV. It's like how I watch Fear the Walking Dead, not because it's good, but because there's zombies in it, so what the hell.
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