Wayward Pines (TV/Thriller/Horror) [TV/Review]


Season 1: 9/10
Season 2: 5/10

Year: 2015-2016
Genre: Tv Show/Thriller/Horror
Source: Streaming

A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

The first season is an awesome affair, we follow Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) as the secret service agent who goes to the small town Wayward Pines in Idaho to search for his missing colleagues. I found especially the first episodes very intriguing. What I really liked is that I noticed that I changed who to “cheer” for several times during the season as the story developed. The story was very good, my only complaint was that I thought some reveals came a little bit too soon. I think it would have been even more suspenseful if we as an audience got to wait for some answers. Matt Dillon was awesome in the lead, Juliette Lewis is, as always great, and so are Matt Dillons character’s son, the actor Charlie Tahan. For some reason I always come to think of Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) every time when I see Matt Dillon and Lisa Bonet (Cosby Show, Enemy of the State) every time I see Shannyn Sossamon who plays Matt Dillons wife šŸ™‚

WARNING: Under the next picture there are several spoilers!

SPOILER: Another thing that sold me hard was the awesome “Abbies” that terrorized the community. They where very much like the raging zombies you see in 28 days later, and I do prefer these kind of zombies. Now, in Wayward Pines they weren’t zombies, but human mutations.

SPOILER: So the Second season, talk about crash and burn.Ā Soap opera dialogues and intrigues. No actors with any charisma whatsoever. TheĀ abbiesĀ learn things a little too fast for my taste and you really donā€™tĀ careĀ for anyone. And I caught myself thinking that I don’t really care what’s happening to any of these characters.

So the show ended after two seasons, and after seeing season two I completely understand why. So season one, 9/10 and season two 5/10.

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