Bumping this up since it's about to air.
M Night has pretty much killed his movie career, maybe he will do better in TV. We shall see
"A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive."
Matt Dillon, Melissa Leo
Donald De Line .... executive producer
Chad Hodge .... executive producer
Ashwin Rajan .... executive producer
M. Night Shyamalan .... executive producer
M. Night Shyamalan
It's about time Shyamalan get's some T.V. directing under his belt. This should set him up for a 2016 rebound!
Watched the pilot last night. I enjoyed it, although not sure of its longevity. Could be another LOST in that regard.
I read the trilogy during a business trip the other month.
Good pulp stuff but unlike Lost it is all explained and has an actual ending.
The 10 episode first season should be the complete first book.
Eh, it wasn't horrible, but also didn't really wow me.
I enjoyed it as well. Juliette Lewis thought it was like 1999 and its 2015. curious to see how that is all explained (have no read the books obviously)
I was surprised at how quickly the first episode jumped into all the weird stuff. For example, him finding the cricket-noise box right off the bat. I figured they would kind of draw that out and have him gradually realize that the town isn't quite right, rather than have the weirdness slap him in the face.
Just caught the first episode.
I was expecting it to be more drawn out and mysterious but they are pushing the plot forward very quickly. A few changes from the book here and there but it seems fairly close to the story.
second episode aired.
Man that was a gruesome ending I wasn't expecting.
My wife has read the books and said that it seems they are skipping over quite a few things that were in the book so far. It's alright so far. It's amazing to me how it doesn't seem like Matt Dillion ages.
I'm gonna wait til they're all aired before plowing through them, but having read the source material if people aren't saying the show is a trainwreck I would highly suggest everyone check it out. If you like mysteries this book is very coherent and the ending makes sense.
This is M. Night Shamalyananan so they all prob shrunk and trapped in snowglobe.
Watched the first episode and decided I'd google the twist. Shows like this where the main character is trapped in some weird middle of nowhere town and the people are all weird/creepy are just yawn-fests.
I want to watch this but I keep seeing M Nights name and it stops me
Last edited by Homsar; 05-23-2015 at 04:51 PM.
So I started watching this last night and caught up on the first two episodes. I really like this show. I never read the books.
My guess? This is all part of a government plan (Secret Service) to control the populace and want to start with testing a new method of brain control in a small "community". Seems they REALLY want to perform that brain operation on Ethan. My guess is there is nothing wrong with him and they want to get him through a procedure of sorts similar to a lobotomy.
Finally forced myself to watch the first couple episodes, pretty good so far and a lot of good actors. Everytime the husbands on screen I think of Franklin and Bash.
I did think Juliette Lewis is still alive since since it seems odd the way he cut but more I think about it I dont see her coming back
Last edited by Homsar; 05-26-2015 at 08:36 PM.
Vorph#1334 - D3
Yeah shit should kick off about episode 4-5 and I bet there will be some internet chatter. The last arc is pretty strong.
I thought last night's episode was pretty good. Be interesting to find out what the hell it was that dragged away Po's body.
Probably whatever that dude was shooting at over the wall in ep2
Shows pace is pretty fast, surprsed they are killing off these actors so fast unless they come back as clones or something. Best episode so far
I'm really surprised at how fast they are moving the story along.
If they are finishing up the whole trilogy in 10 episodes there won't be time for needless filler. Shit will get crazy soon.
Show's amazing so far, hopefully it doesn't go Lost on us
It's a self contained miniseries so I don't see it.
Where the fuck is all the supplies comming from ect. To many things bug me especially with interaction, willing to break rules and get sentenced to death, but if you get asked a question about what happening they shut up?
Also what is the years?
He said 2001
Dillon was 2013?
Girl was 80s?
Last edited by Homsar; 06-05-2015 at 04:41 AM.
Its at least 2014 since that's the time Dillon is from. I assume the timeline differences is from some kind of mind control / memory planting thing since that's been alluded too. Last episode there were some comments that make me reconsider that though.
I'm trying to figure out the timeline nonsense and it's bugging me. Kate was gone for 5 weeks(?), but to her it was 12 years. However, it seemed like it was real-time when Ethan left, was doing his thing, and when his wife/kid had came after him and he was gone 3 days? I imagined at least a few months would have been passed during Ethan's time. I'm hoping that gets revealed within the next couple episodes.
Gonna get caught up this week. The big reveal should be next week's episode.
Watched a few episodes, downloaded the books and read them all in a frenzy. Good story.
What the fuck de evolved??Seriously...and they have just been living in the fucking matrix or what.
It sounds like bullshit, wonder if its a false story or something.
I don't know obviously but their story doesn't make any sense.
Don't think it's supposed to at this point
Could be like the movie Legend. Some nasty cooties got into the world and turned people into monsters.
Was that the big reveal ? Too many plot hole if thats the real story
They made it pretty clear in the last episode. The teacher tells the kids that the monsters are humans after 2500 years of genetic drift or some shit (lol but whatever).
thats what I meant, if thats the case everyone is borderline retarded along with the creator
Last edited by Homsar; 06-15-2015 at 01:03 AM.
Reading the first book while watching this season / mini series . Pretty good so far, about 70% through. Real easy read and kind of fills in some details that the show obviously doesn't have time to go in to.
It's a bit of a stretch to say the least given that time frame but it's still an enjoyable show and I'm interested to see whether or not it's a bullshit story.
It's way too early to be declaring plot holes
I had some of this explained to me by my wife who has read the books. I'm not sure they'll go into it any further in detail than what they did last episode but I'll spoiler it anyway.
The part that I have a hard time reconciling is when the wife was actually driving to Wayward Pines and Po cut her oil lines causing her to crash. Apparently that either never happened or it happened but it happened after they woke her up. She also said the stuff they are showing about the kid in school (orientation, 1st generation) wasn't really covered in the books.
Last edited by Vandyn; 06-17-2015 at 12:19 PM.
I guess butSpoiler:
I'm through the 1st two books, so guess I'll spoiler this. I don't -think- it spoils anything not shown yet, but shows some differences between the book and fills in some details.
Caught up on the last few episodes over the weekend.
At this point it has diverged so completely from the books I have no idea. Just not 100% sure it'll end up anywhere near the same place or tell the same story at this point. Show is good, for what it is, but reading the books has detracted from some of my enjoyment.
Books are worth the read even after the show watch I imagine. Yes / No / Maybe?
Yes, and very quick reads even though it is three books.
I'm really loving this show, but I have a hard time buying the excuse given for not simply telling people what's really going on (future time, destroyed society, monster, etc.). I'm sure some people would freak out, but I just can't see the vast majority of them panicking and rioting like what apparently happened with group A. Would there be a lot of shock and adjustment for people? Sure. Would some of them think it's better to end their lives? Sure. But give them the option to do that, or let them leave the wall if they don't believe you, and I'm sure you'd be left with a good number of people who want to start rebuilding society.
It's a good thing you don't write for television.
It is kind of hard to argue with his reasoning given how it was explained. I mean if that was the idea going in and Group A turned out the way it did it kind of makes sense that you have an extremely finite supply of humans and given the need to reproduce and restart civilization you wouldn't want to risk losing another 50% or whatever the exact number was. To me it seems about half about that and half about Pilcher's own reasons.
My thought was just have Hogwarts for Wayward Pines where they take all the magic first generation kids and keep them separate. "Yep, your parents are dead from that crash sorry, you are in foster care, enjoy the end of the world".
Interesting ending but I hope they don't drag that out.
It departed from the book so drastically it was fun not actually knowing what was going to happen or how they would end it. Maybe the wife and I completely missed it but last we saw before the kid woke up Pam and Kate seemed pretty much on board with giving it an honest go. Then he wakes up in town years later and time is a flat circle.
So presumably the 1st gen that hid in the school bounded together and overthrew the mountain gang and recreated Pilcher's paradise? It is what it is I guess, but am not sure I like that.
Show was fun for thursday. I was fine killing off Matt even thou he held the show, then time jump the way they did? Wont watch next season
Go kill everyone but atleast leave a character thats interesting.
Last edited by Homsar; 07-25-2015 at 10:01 PM.
I thought this was supposed to be a one shot? No second season. Considering that, it fell flat.
Given the name of the episode, "Cycle", I suspected that there have been many, many Wayward Pines over the generations. And so far, each one destroyed itself in the end. I thought that would've been both poetic and depressing. I guess we sorta got that, but a lamer version.
Yeah I don't think there is supposed to be anymore. I also find it retarded those punk kids were able to take over.
Would have been perfect without that final scene.
I love this show. Even with the kinda lame ending it was really good and sucks that its over. I never read the books but now I think I might even though the ending is different. Never really understood why they take a book and make a movie/tv show and completely change the ending.
Even if there is no more source material, I'd love to see a 2nd season. In order to keep a lot of the same cast they could include flashbacks to show how the 1st generation kids managed to gain control of the town again.
I blame m knight for that retarded ending
After it ended I kind of felt like I had wasted my time for some reason. It's like they ran out of time in the episode to properly resolve what happens after Burke dies. I don't think there will be another season because I'm not really sure where they can go with the story. It'll just be the same thing, group tries to overthrow the people (kids) in charge, etc.
Fuck that was one dark, Hitler Youth fucking ending. I hope they don't do a second season as they will just fuck it up completely, leave it at the fucked up dystopian future full of brainwashed kids that it is now.
I enjoyed the show, but I could have swore they billed it as a mini-series and there was no chance of future seasons. I'm really surprised, cause they didn't really leave themselves in a good spot for an ongoing show.
And they have no more source material to work from... but the way the story diverged I guess you could have said that by like episode 6 anyways.
Best part of the show was Dillon and they ruined that character.
I swear a couple months ago I read that this wasn't getting a 2nd season. Anyway, I really enjoyed the first one and I'll give the second season a shot. I'm not sure how it can be nearly as good, since it won't have all the mystery that the first season did as we slowly learned what the hell was going on in Wayward Pines.
I can't believe a show like this get's a second season in the supposed golden age of television.
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