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The Mist - Spike TV

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by Malcolm R, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. Malcolm R

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    Anyone else watch the first episode of what appears to be a very loose adaptation of King's "The Mist"? I thought it was pretty much a trainwreck, but will probably watch another episode to see if they've made any course corrections from the pilot episode.

    Full of unlikeable characters making moronic decisions every step of the way. I think I'm rooting for the mist.

    Interesting choice to
    kill off Mrs. Carmody
    in the first episode. That would seem to signal a different direction from King's story and the Darabont film.
     
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    Not impressed so far, but I like the source material too much to give up Will give it at least one or two more episodes.
     
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    Didn't they already try making this once and it was a bomb, why try it again?
     
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    You must be one of those "glass half empty" guys! :laugh:

    Hope springs eternal, my friend!

    It's a great premise. I see it as an updated 1950s sci-fi type of story...but execution is everything.

    Full disclosure: I didn't watch and don't intend to. 1950s sci-fi isn't a big draw for me. But, also, I remember thinking how cool I thought Under The Dome was going to be. Great premise--intriguing--but lousy execution.

    But I'll defend to the death their right to try! :D
     
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    Have you guys forgotten Frank Darabont's excellent 2007 film? Unfortunately, not a box-office success, it was well-acted and well produced. Unfortunately, Darabont, with King's permission, changed the ended that was very jarring and, frankly (no pun), inexplicable. Still worth watching, I think.
     
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    I love the original short story, and the 2007 film. But trainwreck is the best way to describe this new "interpretation".
     
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    Had no idea this was another "interpretation". Thought it was a repeat of the Marcia Gay Harden version.

    Missed episode one, but I'm set for the rest. I found the original ending very depressing, never read the story, but looking forward this version.
     
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    I -LOVED- the Darabont film. Bold choices that REALLY mess with audience expectations. =)
     
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    Especially that last scene with Thomas Jane, really caught me off guard.

    Definitely one of the better "Stephen King" novels filmed. Sometimes they're awful, other times they can be perfect. Many flaws, yet I still love "The Stand" 23 years later.

    Spike showed "It" a few days ago, not my favorite, but on the DVR ready to go.
     
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    Two complete episodes and they still haven't shown us anything in the mist. It's almost like in this interpretation there is nothing actually contained within the mist. It's just the presence of the mist itself driving people to crazy extremes, not knowing what's out there, if anything, or where it came from.

    This show is moving at a glacial pace. I give it one more episode. If nothing happens, then I'm done.
     
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    Just watched the first episode on Netflix. Not impressed but I did like what happened in your spoiler. In the movie, the first time I watched it I almost stood up and cheered when the spoiler event ocuredl.

    I’ve never seen so many characters not to root for. Since this show was one and done, I’m done at one episode.
     
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