Topic: The Outsider [Crime, Drama, Mystery]

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Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel of the same name, The Outsider follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy. The crime, however, leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.

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Looking good.

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I've planned to check it out, and with its great initial IMDb rating I'll do that for sure! smile

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It's on my to-do-real-soon list. wink

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Watched 1x1. Damn... had to watch https://next-episode.net/chernobyl afterwards to cheer me up! cool

Just kidding... it's not a happy show, but it's good!

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lighton wrote:

Watched 1x1. Damn... had to watch https://next-episode.net/chernobyl afterwards to cheer me up! cool

Just kidding... it's not a happy show, but it's good!

Haha yeah it is bleak, but also definitely good!

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Lollie wrote:

Haha yeah it is bleak, but also definitely good!

I'm really loving this series so far. ❤️

I haven't read the source material, so I can’t speak to its quality as an adaptation, but I can say that The Outsider is one creepy-as-hell detective story that does indeed have that True Detective vibe to it with a special kind of twist. I know it's still early (only 2 episodes in) but I can confidently say that this one's a definite keeper.

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What a bummer, Holly Gibney ought have been the actress from Mr. Mercedes, obviously!

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scorpius074 wrote:
Lollie wrote:

Haha yeah it is bleak, but also definitely good!

I'm really loving this series so far. ❤️

I haven't read the source material, so I can’t speak to its quality as an adaptation, but I can say that The Outsider is one creepy-as-hell detective story that does indeed have that True Detective vibe to it with a special kind of twist. I know it's still early (only 2 episodes in) but I can confidently say that this one's a definite keeper.

I really like how they're playing this so straight, adds to the mystery.

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GeorgeFeb wrote:

What a bummer, Holly Gibney ought have been the actress from Mr. Mercedes, obviously!

Which actress and why? I thought that character was played perfectly. smile

Edit:
Holly Gibney on The Outsider: How does HBO series tie into Mr. Mercedes?
https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smal … -mercedes/

While I totally enjoy The Outsider, I decided I won't watch Mr. Mercedes after just watching the trailer.

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lighton wrote:
GeorgeFeb wrote:

What a bummer, Holly Gibney ought have been the actress from Mr. Mercedes, obviously!

Which actress and why? I thought that character was played perfectly. smile

Edit:
Holly Gibney on The Outsider: How does HBO series tie into Mr. Mercedes?
https://www.monstersandcritics.com/smal … -mercedes/

While I totally enjoy The Outsider, I decided I won't watch Mr. Mercedes after just watching the trailer.

The one that was playing in Mr. Mercedes, duh!

Why isn't even a question here!

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GeorgeFeb wrote:

The one that was playing in Mr. Mercedes, duh!

Why isn't even a question here!

Not everybody is as knowledgeable as you, and until my "Edit" I didn't know anything about Mr. Mercedes. smile

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lighton wrote:
GeorgeFeb wrote:

The one that was playing in Mr. Mercedes, duh!

Why isn't even a question here!

Not everybody is as knowledgeable as you, and until my "Edit" I didn't know anything about Mr. Mercedes. smile

Ok, ahahahahahaha, you're right, not everyone is, lol!

It's just that first 3 books of Mr. Mercedes are followed by this one standalone The Outsider hence Holly Gibney is ought to be the same that's all!

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GeorgeFeb wrote:

It's just that first 3 books of Mr. Mercedes are followed by this one standalone The Outsider hence Holly Gibney is ought to be the same that's all!

Ah well, since both shows are by different teams, I don't mind their choices. smile

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lighton wrote:
GeorgeFeb wrote:

It's just that first 3 books of Mr. Mercedes are followed by this one standalone The Outsider hence Holly Gibney is ought to be the same that's all!

Ah well, since both shows are by different teams, I don't mind their choices. smile

Yeah, that's true, show is good anyways!

Cheers!

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Again, in 1x04, they manage to reveal almost nothing while keeping the story interesting. smile

What I didn't get (fully):

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The woman in jail claims that he never had a breakfast date (or more) with the prisoner shown in 1x3, but the flashback scenes show that not only did she meet him for breakfast, they had sex afterwards, with his back bleeding. She's making that claim even though she is to benefit if the doppelgänger theory gets substantiated, which her claim makes less likely. I'm curious how that'll be used in future episodes. I have a theory... we'll see! smile

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lighton wrote:

Again, in 1x04, they manage to reveal almost nothing while keeping the story interesting. smile

What I didn't get (fully):

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The woman in jail claims that he never had a breakfast date (or more) with the prisoner shown in 1x3, but the flashback scenes show that not only did she meet him for breakfast, they had sex afterwards, with his back bleeding. She's making that claim even though she is to benefit if the doppelgänger theory gets substantiated, which her claim makes less likely. I'm curious how that'll be used in future episodes. I have a theory... we'll see! smile

That was probably

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the doppleganger he went on a date with and ended up in bed with.

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*throws theory over board and adopts Lollie's theory* big_smile Thanks!

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np :3

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Watched 1x6 now. Such a good show! I'm slightly addicted... big_smile

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lighton wrote:

Watched 1x6 now. Such a good show! I'm slightly addicted... big_smile

Agreed... It's in my top 3 or 4 right now.

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lighton wrote:

Watched 1x6 now. Such a good show! I'm slightly addicted... big_smile

Slightly, ha...

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big_smile cool

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When I noticed this I was unsure whether to give it a go or not. Mainly because I rather dislike King's work.

To be fair I haven't read anything of his since about 1995 but by then I'd read a few novels and decided there were better authors available so I wouldn't bother again.

Then I found out about his attitude to Kubrick's 'The Shining' and being a massive fan of almost all of the great directors work I couldn't bring myself to ever watch anything to do with King again.

However I lived with a horror nut girlfriend for 8 years so ended up seeing a few adaptions from his work but none of them stood out to me. Nothing I despise but nothing of any note and I believe it is all very formulaic.

Anyway, this is no different. It started really well but as soon as the show starts banging on about good v's evil, ancient evil, blah blah. Seen it all before. It does have excellent bits. The cast is great! The dialogue all seems pretty good. Great production values, well made etc.

I'm going to watch it till the end but I am unemployed atm. Not sure I would if I was working full-time.

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vapdne wrote:

When I noticed this I was unsure whether to give it a go or not. Mainly because I rather dislike King's work.
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Anyway, this is no different. It started really well but as soon as the show starts banging on about good v's evil, ancient evil, blah blah. Seen it all before. It does have excellent bits. The cast is great! The dialogue all seems pretty good. Great production values, well made etc.

I pay little attention to whether something is based on a King story or not, but this has the highest production value of any King screen adaptation. And not every details of a show has to make sense, but everything must fit together - and here it does IMO. Maybe it's just not for you. smile

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Just finished 1x10, the final episode. (Or is it?) This is probably the first ever TV show episode that continues after the end credits, just like some movies. smile

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I just don't understand how Holly Gibney got that scratch on her right arm... smile