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Ok, just one episode, but I have to say....

YES!! THIS is how you adapt a book into a show!!! :applause:

There were little adjustments to the timeline. Added character in the neighbor lady. But everything that was different could be seen as implied in the book. (Except for neighbor lady.)

Brendan Gleeson IS Hodges. Harry Treadaway is awesome as Brady. I thought Anton Yelchin was a great choice, may he rest in peace, but Treadaway is a really great replacement, and fits more to what I imagined Brady to look like.

Some other thoughts..

The opening scene was brutal.

The Pet Semetary song was a nice touch, made me chuckle.

Kelly Lynch is creepy gross as Brady's mom. Loved her line, "Can't be all work and no play."

Brady's basement set up is spot on.

The "Out of Work? Depressed?" computer button reminded me of the game we got to play when the book came out.
I really liked the change from just an email in letter form to Hodges to a visual type email/message. That seemed like a Brady thing to do.

Ty (who is 10 and maybe should not be watching but I love sharing SK stuff with my kids) said, What is with Stephen King and clowns?? (Referring to clown mask Brady wears in the Mercedes.) :rofl:

Definite YES from me so far. Was really good!
 

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Ok, just one episode, but I have to say....

YES!! THIS is how you adapt a book into a show!!! :applause:

There were little adjustments to the timeline. Added character in the neighbor lady. But everything that was different could be seen as implied in the book. (Except for neighbor lady.)

Brendan Gleeson IS Hodges. Harry Treadaway is awesome as Brady. I thought Anton Yelchin was a great choice, may he rest in peace, but Treadaway is a really great replacement, and fits more to what I imagined Brady to look like.

Some other thoughts..

The opening scene was brutal.

The Pet Semetary song was a nice touch, made me chuckle.

Kelly Lynch is creepy gross as Brady's mom. Loved her line, "Can't be all work and no play."

Brady's basement set up is spot on.

The "Out of Work? Depressed?" computer button reminded me of the game we got to play when the book came out.
I really liked the change from just an email in letter form to Hodges to a visual type email/message. That seemed like a Brady thing to do.

Ty (who is 10 and maybe should not be watching but I love sharing SK stuff with my kids) said, What is with Stephen King and clowns?? (Referring to clown mask Brady wears in the Mercedes.) :rofl:

Definite YES from me so far. Was really good!

They added the neighbor lady to have a way to express a lot of what was Hodges's internal dialogue or Steve's narration in the book that couldn't otherwise have been conveyed in film. It's what's missing in a lot of the film adaptations to really capture what the book was able to get across to readers.
 

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In order to watch this, I'd have to order DirecTV Now, but it's not clear to me which plan is the one that would include "Mr. Mercedes" (and other originals). Does anyone know? None of them are particularly cheap, either--the bare bones plan is still $35 a month, that's a lot just to watch one series that may or may not be available under that plan.
 

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In order to watch this, I'd have to order DirecTV Now, but it's not clear to me which plan is the one that would include "Mr. Mercedes" (and other originals). Does anyone know? None of them are particularly cheap, either--the bare bones plan is still $35 a month, that's a lot just to watch one series that may or may not be available under that plan.
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Jordan posted this/ so if the package has that channel, you should get MM. ????

If you have DIRECTV, channel 239
If you have AT&T U-verse, channel 1114
If you have neither, you can stream it through DIRECTV NOW
 

Spideyman

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Hmm I wonder what channel 239 is called? They don't have channel numbers on DirecTV Now's signup site.
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AUDIENCE (239) HD Live Stream | Watch Shows Online | DIRECTV

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