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Discussion in 'The Mist' started by Lepplady, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Lepplady

    Lepplady Chillin' since 2006

    I'm a little late to the game when it comes to watching The Mist on Netflix, so I decided to go ahead and load it up. I'm familiar with both the book and the movie, so I went in hoping for good things.

    I watched just over 2 minutes and turned it off.

    When the very first thing a show does is kill the dog they spent the first minute and a half letting the guy (and us) become attached to, that's all I need to see. Killing the dog is the worst sort of sensationalism. It's contrived and heavy-handed emotional manipulation. Frankly, I expected much better. If that's the best they've got to try and get me interested, then whatever follows can't possibly be worth watching.

    I'll pass on this one.

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....excellent choice, it only went down from there.....
  3. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I gave it 2 and one quarter episodes and decided it's a bunch of hooey. At least you only wasted 2 minutes. I'll never get that time back...
  4. SteveValek

    SteveValek Well-Known Member

    Poor old Rufus !!

    Even the dog actors gave up on the show...
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....he died at the beginning, just like the premise......
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  6. Anduan Pirate Princess

    Anduan Pirate Princess Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the warning, Lepplady! I wouldn't want to see that at all. :apologetic:
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  7. osnafrank

    osnafrank Well-Known Member

    and he was the best Actor, this Series has seen, we will always remember him

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  9. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    That's when I'd stop, too.
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  10. Senor_Biggles

    Senor_Biggles Well-Known Member

    I wouldn’t take issue with anyone not persevering with The Mist television series, I made it to the end of the first episode and that was more than enough for me. Having said that, they kill the dog at the start of John Wick too and - contrived and heavy-handed or not - that is a top notch movie.
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  11. SteveValek

    SteveValek Well-Known Member

    Seen 2 episodes,and "The Mist",seems pretty selective in who it takes out..
    If it kills,based on the standard of acting,surely the Mall manager,should have croaked first?!?
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  12. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    It had pretty scenery.... and it was good for the local economy.. that being said I have not seen it, only just the first 15 min
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  13. imajica

    imajica Active Member

    ....and down and down and down........
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ...you know they're thinking "Oh my God, I don't want to do this anymore!!".......
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  15. Mr Nobody

    Mr Nobody Well-Known Member

    I was dubious about this when it was announced. I watched anyway. I watched it all! And I was left feeling like they either should never have bothered at all, or they'd completely missed a wide-open goal (probably because they seemed to have missed the point of the story).
    I wasn't surprised, and was in fact mildly relieved, that it got canned at S1.
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