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    I noticed the authority figures are mostly portrayed as bad guys or cowards on the show so far. Or at least dubious characters. The cops, military, priest, mall security etc. While the teachers, writers, old folks are the good guys. My spidey senses are sensing a Hollywood political undertone. How long before we get the child or elderly black person with ESP who saves the world?

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    I was told that it would in august as well for France, but didn't get any news since 2 months or so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by herbertwest View Post
    I was told that it would in august as well for France, but didn't get any news since 2 months or so...
    @Bev : would you happen to know? If not, I'd may ask my contact again
    I don't know anything about other markets. I saw articles from the U.K. and Canada that gave this information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
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    I was told that it would in august as well for France, but didn't get any news since 2 months or so...
    @Bev : would you happen to know? If not, I'd may ask my contact again
    I don't know anything about other markets. I saw articles from the U.K. and Canada that gave this information.
    And it will be the same for France ;-)
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    The latest episode was far better than the previous two. Not fantastic, great, good, but just better. It picks up the speed and there's a few creepy scenes and a nice cliffhanger. At least for me. They do, however, need to show more and more of what the mist is and is capable of. Okay, so it's not the type of monsters as in the novella/movie version, it's nature being...hmmm...unnatural. I will continue to watch but if they go back to the boring drama that episode 5 was, then I'm out. I'm not interested in soap opera with supernatural elements...that's what Haven (and in some ways) Under the Dome turned out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoAttitudeThisTime View Post
    The latest episode was far better than the previous two. Not fantastic, great, good, but just better. It picks up the speed and there's a few creepy scenes and a nice cliffhanger. At least for me. They do, however, need to show more and more of what the mist is and is capable of. Okay, so it's not the type of monsters as in the novella/movie version, it's nature being...hmmm...unnatural. I will continue to watch but if they go back to the boring drama that episode 5 was, then I'm out. I'm not interested in soap opera with supernatural elements...that's what Haven (and in some ways) Under the Dome turned out to be.

    I dunno. I'm really not digging the way they seem to be going with the writing. BTW, they could really use some "writers" IMHO!!!


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    I'm not overtly happy either, but have come to terms that they are going to do with it whatever they want and I can't stop them I hope that they will surprise us with some nasty, dramatic collisions among the people in the mall and in the church. It's definitely building up to that. That's where the novella and movie version succeeds so well. But there's no real threat from the mist in this show (except it playing games with people's minds) and it's not a smart move to keep it so much in the distance. The ending of this latest episode reminded me just a tad of John Carpenter's The Fog and it gave me a slight chill...maybe just because I love that movie so much. If this show becomes a horrible mess (some think it already is), then at least we will soon have Mr. Mercedes, It and The Dark Tower to make up for it, at least what King adaptations are concerned. I long for something good and I think these three will deliver, especially Mr. Mercedes and It

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoAttitudeThisTime View Post
    I'm not interested in soap opera with supernatural elements...
    I'd say that's pretty much what the whole season has been. I have remained with it because it hasn't sunk to UTD-like lows, I like Kevin (as a character; I get something other than soap opera from him), and I continue to feel like something truly interesting might be around the corner (I spent all of season 2 of Wayward Pines suffering that experience). Anyway, 7 episodes in, I shouldn't still be waiting for certain things to happen (and no, I don't count

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    the mass of slugs


    as a payoff.

    Still, I'm far enough in now that I'll finish the season no matter how bad it gets.

    Did anyone else think that the scene in which

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    Mia saw her mother and the phrase "welcome home, baby doll" written on the wall


    ...had a very "I'm going to try to write something like SK himself would write!" feel to it? A bit clumsy; not great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardX View Post
    I noticed the authority figures are mostly portrayed as bad guys or cowards on the show so far. Or at least dubious characters. The cops, military, priest, mall security etc. While the teachers, writers, old folks are the good guys. My spidey senses are sensing a Hollywood political undertone. How long before we get the child or elderly black person with ESP who saves the world?
    Some fiction (definitely including SK himself, many times) definitely proceeds from an "if we had no generals, we'd have no wars" basis.

    I don't know about message (intentional or otherwise) in this case, but I do think writers/filmmakers often have an ax to grind. The thing is, the same type of thing, if done well, can be a meaningful (and apolitical) examination of the limits of human organization: given a large enough crisis, every structure of authority fails, contingencies that can't be planned for arise, the best (so to speak) among us are revealed as being human after all - and doesn't that sound better than just repeating the intellectually vacant "everyone who pulls me over or wanted to wear a badge in the first place is a Nazi" viewpoint?

    Not that I see anything this high-falutin' or complex in this incarnation of The Mist, but then, I haven't really had my mind on it (I could write a thesis on the things I see in Salem's Lot, however). In The Mist, I just see a bunch of people who are understandably in over their heads - I mean, who goes to work expecting the apocalypse? Well, maybe Father Romanov, but then that's why he's one of the few who just gets to work processing events through his very definite worldview.
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    Didn't see THAT coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICry4Oy View Post
    Didn't see THAT coming!
    You mean about
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    ? I guessed that in the first episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ICry4Oy View Post
    Didn't see THAT coming!
    You mean about
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    the rapist
    ? I guessed that in the first episode.

    That too, kinda...


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    I always knew the cute preppy guy didn't do it, not really sure who did. But didn't see the psycho side of the gay kid.


    I didn't see the old lady in the church turning out to be the evil bitch she is now. I was always afraid of the Xian fanatics, not the old hippie. Turns out she is just stone cold evil.


    Glad the bitch in the mall got it but now they'll go after the mom thanks to the chicken-shit mall manager guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICry4Oy View Post
    That too, kinda...


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    I always knew the cute preppy guy didn't do it, not really sure who did. But didn't see the psycho side of the gay kid.


    I didn't see the old lady in the church turning out to be the evil bitch she is now. I was always afraid of the Xian fanatics, not the old hippie. Turns out she is just stone cold evil.


    Glad the bitch in the mall got it but now they'll go after the mom thanks to the chicken-shit mall manager guy.
    I've seen next week's episode -- one character does something truly evil, and I'm not sure I bought it. But everyone is headed for the mall, so the finale should be interesting.

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    I may as well stick around for the finale, but I am disappointed so far...........


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    Stopped watching. My time is valuable and this show is not
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    Didn't see THAT coming!

    You mean about
    Spoiler:
    the rapist
    ? I guessed that in the first episode.


    That too, kinda...


    Spoiler:

    I always knew the cute preppy guy didn't do it, not really sure who did. But didn't see the psycho side of the gay kid.


    I didn't see the old lady in the church turning out to be the evil bitch she is now. I was always afraid of the Xian fanatics, not the old hippie. Turns out she is just stone cold evil.
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