tv show review: The Mist

Once more we are taken into one of Stephen King’s worlds. This is obviously based on his novel and I wasn’t sure at first if it was going to be as good as the movie was. In this I can say yup, it is. if you have read the book or seen the movie of course you know where this will go. They will change things I am sure, hit things in the book that were not covered by the previous movie but still this is worth watching.

I have been enjoying seeing both old favorite character actors and new favorites mix up the cast and give us the tension and the horror that is the hallmark of most of Mr King’s work. The sets with the Mist are of course very atmostpheric and creepy.

The teens in the show are of course both arrogent and afraid. The town’s people are both prejudiced and open. I love how they balance out the two deverse sides of humanity. In the most recent episode we have the local Catholic priest determined to force his view of spirituality on a woman who is more of an earthy crunchy white lighter type new age believer. Showing that even a good minister has depths of misunderstanding at those who do not believe exactly as they do.

The tension has stayed solid so far so this might just rival some of the other tv adaptions of Mr Kings work.


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