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Old 06-22-17, 06:53 AM
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The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17





When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in THE MIST, a new 10 episode serialized drama premiering Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT on Spike. Based on a story by Stephen King, THE MIST has been re-imagined for television by Executive Producer and Writer Christian Torpe and produced for Spike by TWC-Dimension Television. Spike's THE MIST centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. THE MIST stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
Alyssa Sutherland as Eve Cunningham
Dan Butler as Father Romanov
Danica Curcic as Mia Lambert
Darren Pettie as Connor Heisel
Frances Conroy as Nathalie
Gus Birney as Alex Cunningham
Isiah Whitlock, Jr. as Gus Redman
Luke Cosgrove as Jay Heisel
Morgan Spector as Kevin Cunningham
Okezie Morro as Jonah Dixon
Russell Posner as Adrian Garff

CREW INFORMATION:
Adam Bernstein as EP/DIR (Pilot)
Amanda Segel as EP
Christian Torpe as EP
David Boyd as DIR/PROD
Stephen King as BOOK
10 episode first season.

Reviews have not been very good.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

So far this is sort of terrible. The acting is pretty bad. But I am only 10 mins in, so it could get better. Can't really get worse.

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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

I may have to keep watching this because it is so bad. Sort of like Under the Dome. It is comically bad.

It is safe to say this makes the movie look like an AFI top 50 movie of all time.

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Old 06-23-17, 02:52 AM
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

Episodes 2 and 3 are on the Spike app. I just finished them, and it doesn't get any better. Very dull and disappointing!
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

Watched 1-3... A lot different than the movie for sure.
I like it though, but the CGI effects are pretty bad...
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

Damn... guess I'm deleting this from my DVR.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

I thought about watching the premiere but read some really bad reviews. I figured I'd wait to see what the reaction was here before adding another show that I don't really have time to watch. It looks like I won't bother.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

My son and I enjoyed it in an MST3K kind of way but I don't think we'll bother with the remaining episodes. Talk about a paint by numbers TV show with a totally predictable plot -- we were practically saying the exact lines that came out of their mouths mere seconds later. Was this written, directed, and acted by robots?
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This was so bad. And I'm a big fan of the novella and Darabont movie. Just awful.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

I haven't watched it yet, but come on guys ... it's on Spike. What were we expecting?
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This kind of garbage really makes me angry. Every character is immediately horrible. I want them all to die NOW. Stephen King is clearly cashing every paycheck he can before he dies. Just embarrassing. The extras should've been the leads. This should've been cancelled at the table read.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

i guess i won't bother. well, maybe a few minutes just to see...
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It was terrible but not fair to compare it to Under the Done. That was fucking ridiculous.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

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I thought about watching the premiere but read some really bad reviews. I figured I'd wait to see what the reaction was here before adding another show that I don't really have time to watch. It looks like I won't bother.
This forum though pretty much universally hates on everything, so I figured it would be the same here. I'd say watch the first three episodes and form your own opinion, otherwise if you just rely on others to make your opinions for you, you'd probably never watch anything as there will always be someone out there that doesn't like something. Not everyone likes the same things. My summer TV schedule is fairly light (only Game of Thrones, The Strain, and Midnight Texas this year), so I figured I'd give it a chance.

It's definitely not as nice as the movie (which I really enjoyed), but it's not oh so terrible. It was also weird re-watching that movie a year ago and realizing almost all of The Walking Dead cast members were in it.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

Trailer looks interesting so I'll give it a shot.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

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This forum though pretty much universally hates on everything, so I figured it would be the same here.
You must cherry pick because this is so far from the truth to be a ridiculous statement.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

Show is ok. People do stupid things. Things happen for reasons. I'll probably keep watching but it isn't a must watch. Much better than Under the Dome but so is my poo. The main focus is the horrible people. The Mist is just a reason to force the people to deal with each other so far.

The worse part so far is that the mist doesn't seem to follow any rules. This makes the mist rather boring and it is a sign of weak writing. The best thing is the creative way they have killed people. Some problematic things are people might not like how rape and being gay is handled in the show.

Anyway I would say if you liked the trailer give it a shot.
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

Originally Posted by Koby View Post
This forum though pretty much universally hates on everything, so I figured it would be the same here.
have you seen the reviews threads in the movie forum? you can see likes by stars given. check it out. learn something new
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Re: The Mist (Spike) -- based on the Stephen King story -- Season 1 Thread -- 6/22/17

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The worse part so far is that the mist doesn't seem to follow any rules. This makes the mist rather boring and it is a sign of weak writing. The best thing is the creative way they have killed people.
That's unfortunate. A missed (mist?) opportunity. You can get creative kills from any slasher show.
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Yeah the acting and characters are bad, Stephen King must be disgusted

and there are no attractive cast members

but i don't mind low budget horror, i'll give it a few more episodes , upto 5
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Yeah the acting and characters are bad, Stephen King must be disgusted

and there are no attractive cast members

but i don't mind low budget horror, i'll give it a few more episodes , upto 5
How was he with all the horrible iterations of his stories on film? you take the good (Misery, Shawshank), but then the very bad (Thinner, Dreamcatcher) and you have such a strange hodge-podge of adaptations...

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Most of his adaptations have been piss-poor.
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Most of his adaptations have been piss-poor.
And it's too bad with such rich material. Need more Stand By Me and Shawshank Redemption's. Hope this new It movie does something, but I don't know...

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Thinner was great ! Kari Wuher panty flash makes it legendary for that scene alone !
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Lot of stupidity and sloppy writing !

Spoiler:
In episode 2, in the shopping mall, they make a big deal of drawing lots to see who would go to the security office to use the radio, yet when the two people go do this, the rest wait in another part of the mall, not right outside the door to the admin area ? and there is no way they wouldn't hear the gun shot
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