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Mr. Mercedes on TV

Discussion in 'Mr. Mercedes' started by Terry B, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Terry B

    Terry B Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else watch it? One of the best adaptations so far. I think Brendan Gleeson was good casting. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the rest of the season. What's even more important - my husband watched it. I can't even get him to read the books. THIS is a King victory!
  2. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member


    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....I thought the first episode was, for the most part-very well done and what liberties were taken are inconsequential so far....the only thing I found completely unnecessary was the masturbation scene on the stairs.....I'm not a prude by any stretch, but left to the imagining would have been just as effective....
  4. stacy270

    stacy270 Keep On Floatin' On

    I really enjoyed the first episode! I'm hopeful! BUT it is killing me that they messed with the ice cream truck and changed it to Mr. Friendly's! There is a perfect picture of that darn truck on the back of the book.
  5. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Well-Known Member

    I agree 100%. It was pretty Vile.. luckily i DVR'd it so i fast forwarded the part. Think its most for shock n awe.
  6. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    I'm really loving Brendan Gleeson as Bill. I love that they let him talk with his actual accent. Only saw the pilot but I enjoyed it. Can't wait to see the rest!

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I didn't know him from any other roles, but yeah-he's damn good.....
  8. FireGurl26

    FireGurl26 Well-Known Member

    This actor looks exactly what I imagined Hodges to look like. It's great!
  9. Nomik

    Nomik Carry on

    I did enjoy it, but I imagined Hodges as an American. Don't get me wrong, because I think his accent makes the character interesting, just different from what I had imagined.
    Brady is not as all as I had pictured, and neither is his co worker or his mom!
  10. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Brendan Gleeson is very popular here with good reason. He has two sons that are making a name for themselves.
  11. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Man I finally watched the first episode and thought it was fantastic. I already like it much more than The Mist series. Although I always pictured Bill Hodges as a kind of square, clean cut, distinguished looking older fella. But by 10 minutes in I was buying into the character. And Brady is a creepy looking kid. Great casting and great first episode. I'm excited to see more.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...blows that crap Mist abortion right outta the pond....
  13. Mr. Chips

    Mr. Chips Well-Known Member

    I always pictured bill as a more hefty Dennis farina, but this casting is really good. I enjoyed it and have yet to find any changes that really get under my skin. Can't wait for the next episode.
  14. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I loved it!! I haven't read the books yet (but I bought them), so I can't compare them to the mini-series. I could have done without the mother/son love scene and subsequent masturbation scene, but it must be relevant.

    Hey - did you all recognize Mother? She was in Roadhouse. Whatshername.
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  15. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    Yes the incestuous stuff was a big theme in the first book and played a big part in Brady's growing mental dysfunction.

    EDIT: Holy crap, that IS the lady from Road House! I would have never noticed that. Good catch Holly!
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2017
  16. I watched the first episode last night and loved it :) I have really missed Hodges and Gleeson portrays him perfectly. All the characters are portrayed perfectly. It's like the director actually read the novel. My only semi-disappointment was that Jerome lost his jive. I thought Jerome's jive in the novel was hilarious :)

    Y'know the future episode scenes shown after the episode's end... Is that Holly sitting next to Jerome at the computer?
  17. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Seems like I remember quite a few people here taken aback by it when reading the books and we are used to SK and his ways. Imagine how that would play to a mass audience on TV? Not well, I imagine.
    HollyGolightly, danie, Tery and 5 others like this.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ......the "jive" would be an absolute dumpster fire in front of a large audience.....
  19. Wulf

    Wulf Member

    As most know I am a stickler for old school. Proper casting, keeping to the icon, etc..

    I am glad to see this in it's raw form. I understand the aspect of " projecting to a new audience". But I feel of the art I have come to admire has become blurred in the new following search.

    This is refreshing, and I truly hope it continues.
  20. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    Harry Potter - Mad-Eye Moody.


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