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Lepplady

Chillin' since 2006
Nov 30, 2006
12,422
64,790
Red Stick
#1
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
Jun 15, 2007
81,027
307,967
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#2
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.
....excellent choice, it only went down from there.....
 

mal

Well-Known Member
Jun 23, 2007
3,404
18,424
56
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#3
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.
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...
 

doowopgirl

very avid fan
Aug 7, 2009
6,601
22,616
60
dublin ireland
#9
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.
That's when I'd stop, too.
 

Senor_Biggles

Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2015
187
876
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#10
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.
 

Mr Nobody

Well-Known Member
Jul 9, 2008
3,264
8,759
Walsall, England
#15
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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