+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5
Results 101 to 115 of 115

Thread: The Mist miniseries

  1. #101
    Goldmember webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Porters Lake, NS
    Posts
    9,312
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    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!
    HELP ME FIND
    Insomnia #459
    ANY S/L #459

  2. #102
    "I'm pondering how many LOLs are needed to TAKE OVER THE WORLD!" Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an has much to be proud of Br!an's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Space Coast, Florida
    Posts
    5,414
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Yeah, good to hear!

    Thanks, Bev!
    Are you pondering what I'm pondering?

    "I am eternal, child! I am the eater of worlds! And of children! And you are next! "

    See what's in my eBay store!

  3. #103
    Traveler OldDarth is on a distinguished road

    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    7

    Default

    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.

  4. #104
    Goldmember webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Porters Lake, NS
    Posts
    9,312
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender
    HELP ME FIND
    Insomnia #459
    ANY S/L #459

  5. #105

  6. #106
    Gunslinger Apprentice RichardX has a spectacular aura about RichardX has a spectacular aura about RichardX's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    345
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    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.

  7. #107
    The Hound CyberGhostface will become famous soon enough CyberGhostface will become famous soon enough CyberGhostface's Avatar

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,994
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    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.


    A hound will die for you, but never lie to you. And he'll look you straight in the face.

    My Collection

  8. #108
    Word Slinger Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent is a splendid one to behold Bev Vincent's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    5,313

    Default

    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.

  9. #109
    Gunslinger Apprentice RichardX has a spectacular aura about RichardX has a spectacular aura about RichardX's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    345
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    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.
    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.

  10. #110
    Goldmember webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Porters Lake, NS
    Posts
    9,312
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    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.
    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...
    HELP ME FIND
    Insomnia #459
    ANY S/L #459

  11. #111
    Traveler OldDarth is on a distinguished road

    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    7

    Default

    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.

  12. #112
    J. Peterman Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky is a splendid one to behold Ricky's Avatar

    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    6,865
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    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.

    I dont think Ill ever be able to forget Susie. Most of all, I will never forget that one night, working late
    on the catalog. Just the two of us. And we surrendered to temptation. And it was pretty good. - J. Peterman

  13. #113
    Goldmember herbertwest is a splendid one to behold herbertwest is a splendid one to behold herbertwest is a splendid one to behold herbertwest is a splendid one to behold herbertwest is a splendid one to behold herbertwest is a splendid one to behold herbertwest's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    8,084
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    Watch the First Three Episodes of “The Mist” Right Now!!

    >>> http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/34...ist-right-now/
    ------------------------------------------------
    CLUB STEPHEN KING (french website about STEPHEN KING) : on : Facebook | Twitter
    ------------------------------------------------

    ITEMS FOR SALE :

    - French copies of RAGE,
    - Secretary of the Dreams, vol. 2 : uncorrected proof,
    - Just After Sunset, UK partial uncorrected proof

  14. #114
    Gunslinger Apprentice NoAttitudeThisTime is on a distinguished road

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    153

    Default

    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.

  15. #115
    Goldmember webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000 has a brilliant future webstar1000's Avatar

    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Porters Lake, NS
    Posts
    9,312
    Country
    Country Flag
    Gender
    Gender

    Default

    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.
    HELP ME FIND
    Insomnia #459
    ANY S/L #459

+ Reply to Thread
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 3 4 5

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts