Mr. Mercedes on TV

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GNTLGNT

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....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....
 

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....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....
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.
 

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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

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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.
...blows that crap Mist abortion right outta the pond....
 

Sunlight Gardener

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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.

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!
 
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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?
 

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My only semi-disappointment was that Jerome lost his jive. I thought Jerome's jive in the novel was hilarious
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.
 

GNTLGNT

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

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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.
 

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

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