HBO -- Sunday

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • The message board is open 8:30am ET Tuesdays to 4pm ET Thursdays. Posts cannot be made outside of board hours.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

Bev Vincent

Well-Known Member
Apr 11, 2006
4,334
11,520
Texas
www.bevvincent.com
The Outsider starts on HBO on Sunday night. Look for my preview at News from the Dead Zone online tomorrow. I've seen the first six episodes and I'm loving it. Even though some things have been changed, I think it's one of the most faithful adaptations I've seen in a long time. It feels like they were spying inside my head when I read the novel at times.
 

fljoe0

Cantre Member
Apr 5, 2008
15,163
66,274
58
120 miles S of the Pancake/Waffle line
The Outsider starts on HBO on Sunday night. Look for my preview at News from the Dead Zone online tomorrow. I've seen the first six episodes and I'm loving it. Even though some things have been changed, I think it's one of the most faithful adaptations I've seen in a long time. It feels like they were spying inside my head when I read the novel at times.

I saw the trailer and thought it looked good. I was happy to see Ben Mendelsohn was in it.
 

RichardX

Well-Known Member
Sep 26, 2006
1,731
4,402
I thought it was well done. One of those rare instances where the TV version is as good or better than the book. The first episode jumped around a bit and it was sometimes hard to follow whether they were showing pre or post murder events. Also that annoying muting of the dialogue for dramatic effect happened a lot. But overall a solid show through two episodes. I do wonder if it will hold up for the entire series.
 

Rrty

Well-Known Member
Jun 4, 2007
1,358
4,380
Recently watched the first three episodes during a free preview, as I hop on/off the channel (currently off). May have to hop back on. This adaptation is excellent, there's no other word which would be as usefully concise. Such a satisfying tale. I'm feeling as entertained with this series asset as I was with Breaking Bad. King wrote a great story; now, it is succeeding again in another format. I know it might be premature to say this since I have only seen three episodes, but I doubt I'll feel the rest of the series does any sort of injustice to King's original concept.

Off-topic bonus: the first episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm is not to be missed. David is still in fine form.
 
The Institute - Coming September 10th, 2019 Flight or Fright - Now Available in Trade Paperback!