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    "Castle Rock" TV show

    What do people here think about Castle Rock on Hulu? The first three episodes are now available (wish they all were) and, so far, it's entertaining, but not extraordinary in quality.


    I'm curious if anyone might know if this is a straight narrative arc or if there will be standalone stories along the way, sort of likeX-Files and Supernatural? The show definitely needs some standalone episodes. Why can't, for instance, Pennywise visit the town? Or Christine? Or The Dark Man? Or a nest of Sleepwalkers?


    I think one mistake is being made...the choice of a broadcast-network tone. I don't think I can explain myself exactly on this, but I'm sure people here know what I mean. Abrams seems to be making the show like he did 11/22/63...as if something that could be dropped into a network slot, with commercial-break points already in the mix. That sort of makes it less powerful in my opinion. The acting is also broadcast-quality...nothing wrong with that, I watch network programming, but being on Hulu would make me think it could done differently. Have an HBO/AMC/Walking-Dead-type approach to the tone/pacing/cinematography.

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    I haven't had a chance to check it out. I plan on getting around to it, but so little time...

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    I watched the first three episodes when they dropped and it feels extremely slow to me. I feel no connection or feelings with/for the characters so far. I know I'm really enjoying a program when I'm counting down the hours to the next airing and it doesn't sit on my DVR for weeks. I'm not feeling anywhere near that. Meh for me for now.......

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    I'm not much of a binge watcher but I watched episodes 1-4 yesterday and am enjoying it. I wasn't sure what to expect but thought it would be a different story each episode rather than a continuing story through the season. It does move fairly slowly but that hasn't bothered me. It's well acted and produced.

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    Thanks for the replies...

    I have yet to watch the fourth episode, hopefully will later today, but since new ones come out on Wednesday (I think), I guess the series hasn't taken the hold over me that I thought it would...

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    I do not subscribe to Hulu so I have not been able to watch this. I really liked what Hulu did with 11.22.63 though.

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