Wayward Pines (AKA filling the void left by Game of Thrones)

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by QOTH, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

    I think I might be the only person watching it.

    But if not, what do you think? It seems like a bit of a stitched together patchwork of twin peaks, the x files, the truman show, a bunch of other stuff.

    But I'm seven episodes in now and still watching...
     
  2. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    No, we're watching it too :). Thought it was going to be Twin Peaksy until it went waaaaaay out there. It's got potential as you're not sure what really is going on & keeps you thinking. Another that we'll stick with. Also, it's nice to have a weekly thing to watch again.
     
  3. adidaswoody

    adidaswoody Like a star

    I saw the adverts for it, got really excited, but where is it? What channel or streaming service? Can't seem to find it on Netflix :(
     
  4. starfish

    starfish No dialogue. Just plot.

    Fox. Channels 157-158 on Virgin.
     
  5. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    I'm watching too! It's got more holes than Swiss cheese but it's entertaining enough. It's quality trash.:D
     
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  6. QOTH

    QOTH Well-Known Member

    It reminds me a bit of 'Flash Forward' if anyone remembers that. Pacy, but so ludicrously high-concept that the writers just painted themselves into a corner.

    Also, lol@ a show about a sinister, shadowy organisation that controls everything with scant regard for human privacy being sponsored by Microsoft.
     
  7. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Bruce Campbell is looking good for his age.
     
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  8. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Astonishingly high-grade cast, and amazingly ambitious ideas, but I still can't get my head around why - given the circumstances - it's a replica of late-20C smalltown Americana that's the thing which must be saved or perpetuated. To not give the Big Idea away, obvs, but as soon as they did the big reveal on this I couldn't stop worrying away at it. I fear it might be the new Lost.
     
  9. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    i really enjoyed flash forward QOTH thanks for the reminder!

    I also have a Lost vibe trabuquera but I hear it's only a one-off not a bunch of seasons? is that correct anyone?
     
  10. adidaswoody

    adidaswoody Like a star

    Yeah I heard it was just a one season thing too!
    I thought flash forward was awesome!
    But then again, I loved LOST too :)
     
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  11. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    adidaswoody I loved season 1 of Lost then about two episodes into season two I realised they were taking the piss as it was obvious what the secret was and I stopped watching. I am a very cynical man tho :D
     
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  12. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    What was the secret?
     
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  13. krink

    krink I'll do it this afternoon

    [​IMG] :D
     
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  14. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    I read the book.

    Was kinda disappointing in the end.
     
  15. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    That's ten hours I'll never get back again. Game of Thrones my arse! :mad:
     
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  16. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    The tv series has been cancelled.
    Did you read just the first book? Where did it end?
     
  17. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    The series covers all three books from what I read and the first book ends by episode 5. It was only ever planned as a mini series with another season a possibility should this one be a huge success.
     
  18. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Good stuff.
    glad I don't have to read three books, now :D
     
  19. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    Read all three. It was kinda disappointing in the end.

    Can't remember quite where the first one ended. Was it with the change of sheriff?
     
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  20. camouflage

    camouflage "marginalia".

    Binging this currently, halfway through Series 2. Really sad that it's been cancelled as it's really good.
     
  21. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    There's something funny about that town.
     
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  22. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    The problem is that it is unsatisfying in the end. It had an interesting set up but the conclusion was a little anti-climactic.

    perhaps the TV execs had read the third book and decided to call it a day.
     
  23. Shippou-Sensei

    Shippou-Sensei 4:1:2.5

    actually having read the wiki page it looks like the tv show reached roughly the same point as the end of the books.

    rather than cancelled it looks like it ended naturally.
     
  24. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Season 1 was very promising but was deeply unsatisified by the conclusion. Watched one or two eps of the second season and not impressed at all.
     
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  25. adidaswoody

    adidaswoody Like a star

    Exactly the same with me, really unimpressed with the way it went
     
  26. fractionMan

    fractionMan Custom Title

    Is this cancelled? Dammit, I want to know what happens next.
     
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  27. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Matt Dillon, Toby Jones, Melissa Leo and Juliette Lewis probably had it expunged from their acting CVs...
     
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  28. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    skipped to the end in case spoilers, but season 1 saw us through our hangovers yesterday :D perfect slightly bonkers don't think too hard viewing :cool:
     
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  29. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    There were some good writers for the 1st season; the Duffer brothers. Wonder what became of them?
     
  30. mwgdrwg

    mwgdrwg Be a Pisces. Jam. Enforced Holiday Banned

    Was this just a shit Twin Peaks then?
     

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