maybe enough will be watching week to week to have a discussion going about this. i am not familiar with the source material so i have no idea what is going on. if you are familiar with the source material obviously spoiler tag and note it is a book spoiler.
really impressed with the first episode. both Ben Mendolsohn (who I'll forever call "Danny") and Bateman were great. Definitely a different kind of role for Bateman, but at the same time a perfect fit for him. there is no doubt the episode was super, duper dark, and I imagine that will continue.
-Bateman's character never explicitly denies murdering the boy. And strangely, at no point does he emote fear. Not when he gets arrested, not when he gets threatened in prison. I feel like the kind of dead look in his eyes at the end of episode one is particularly telling. He really should be scared, but he's not.
-i'm sure we all saw the guy with the hoodie outside the house when the cops were searching it. what the hell.
-we've got a lot to learn about the character's backgrounds. initially i thought Bateman's character would be "the outsider", like he was new in town, but that teacher said she'd known him since he was a kid, right? so who is the outsider? what is bateman's history? not sure if it means anything but it seems odd he has a criminal attorney on call. maybe he's just a family friend, i don't know.
Post by NothingButFlowers on Jan 14, 2020 13:58:47 GMT -5
I did not love this book, but I wanted to see what HBO would do with an adaptation, so we watched the first two episodes last night. It seems well made so far. They’ve done a really nice job setting the tone.
The whole shapeshifter plot is what I didn’t like about the book, so there’s not really any way around that for the show. I’m hoping they reveal it early because if they base a whole season of shows around that being a “mystery,” it seems like that’s going to feel like a pretty disappointing “surprise.” From the first two episodes, they’ve put a lot out there, and it seems like that might be the way they go. When we went out to walk the dogs after, my husband said, “so it’s like a clone or shapeshifter thing?” I think they can make a decent show out of hunting it down, I just hope they don’t draw out the discovery of what it actually is too long.
Post by mrpricklepants on Jan 14, 2020 14:08:50 GMT -5
I actually own the book but i never read it lmao. I'm liking this way more than Watchmen so far. It's way more dark and creepy than i anticipated and it's moving fast. Like True Detective meets Halloween. I'm intrigued.
First two episodes are awesome and really dark in that brilliant True Detective s1 sort of way. But episodes 3 to 7 have gradually kind of killed the momentum, starting to feel like they're spinning the wheels. Did this really need to be a 10-episode series? Guess I'll reserve full judgment until the final episode. Acting is superb from everyone though.