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What did you think of the finale of Wayward Pines? Do you think there will be a second season?

Asked by Buttonstc (27597points) July 23rd, 2015 from iPhone

Even tho it was designed as a 10 part one-off, due to its success, there are preliminary talks about another season. Would you like to see another season next year?

Have you read the books upon which it was based? Do you think this was a good adaptation?

Any other thoughts, criticisms ?

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rockfan's avatar

I saw episodes 1–3, and I didn’t care for it. The suspense is just way too overcooked and the plot twists and cliffhangers grew tiresome, as with most modern mystery shows in my opinion.

Buttonstc's avatar

I almost gave up on it in the beginning also because I got burned by “Lost”.

However, when I read that there was a very successful series of books upon which it was based, I figured that it probably wasn’t just run by people flying by the seat of their pants with no idea where they were going. So I decided to stick with it.

And even tho the ending was slightly different from the book series, at least it wasn’t the incomprehensible stew of utter nonsense that “Lost” ended up being :)

johnpowell's avatar

I just marathoned it today. Really, I started this morning and just finished it. I thought it was pretty good.

And If you only watched three episodes you have no clue what it is about.

tinyfaery's avatar

It was better than I thought, but I really don’t care about anyone or anything. I have no reason to watch another season.

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@johnpowell

I think you likely picked the best way to watch it since it was limited to 10 episodes.

I think a lot of people dropped out in the early weeks because it was taking so long to reveal what was behind the scenes. Binge watching cures that problem.

@tinyfaery

I think I agree because they killed off the main character (Matt Dillon) and the one honorable person people could care enough about.

Plus, they advertised it as a 10 episode complete

I think people are getting fed up with something being advertised as complete and then doing an about face with multiple seasons.

That’s what they did with “Under The Dome” and others like it. But I gave up on Dome about midway through cuz I just had a sense it would be as ridiculous as “Lost” and just drag on and on.

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@rockfan

Too bad you gave up so soon. This one really was worth hanging in there for.

The behind the scenes reveal was a doozy and not anything someone could have guessed.

If they ever rerun it you might want to reconsider. It was pretty decent after all.

rockfan's avatar

@Buttonstc Since the show was just spoiled for me (the main character dying), is it still worth watching it now? Does that happen at the end of the season?

Buttonstc's avatar

It won’t ruin the show cuz it happens in the last five minutes (and they probably didn’t have to do it if they knew they’d be going for another season.) but that possibility is just in the preliminary stages of discussion.

Besides, once you know all the plot intricacies, I don’t see it as totally impossible that he could survive. But that would depend upon whether Matt Dillon would be interested in signing on for more.

But there is so much more to the story and why the town is the way it is that I think you’d enjoy it regardless. It’s a pretty clever plot, all things considered. I enjoyed it.

It wasn’t an incomprehensible mess the way that “Lost” turned out to be. I’m so glad that I skipped all the intervening years of that one and only watched the last 2–3 episodes.

johnpowell's avatar

@Buttonstc :: For sure. I doubt I would have kept watching if I was watching while it aired. I have a bit of a backlog on things to watch.

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@johnpowell

Well, at least we know you’ll never die of boredom :)

You’ve got some good series there. Did you know that this is the last season for Falling Skies? But just as well for me because I was getting sick and tired of trying to keep up with whats happening to who in the action sequences because so much of it is shot at night. Can’t see a damn thing.

I know they’re doing it for budgetary reasons (because you don’t need to show the aliens in such detail as in the full light of day) but there’s only so much dinge and darkness I can take. Yuck.

Most of these post-apocalyptic type of dramas are so dark and bleak to begin with because mostly everything looks like Beirut, even in daylight, that nighttime scenes are just awful.

But I can’t give up on it because I’ve been with it since day one and invested in the characters. But I won’t be sorry to see it wrapped up at the end of this season.

Anyhow, you’ve got a great lineup to watch there. I envy you John Oliver’s show. I’m too cheap to pay for HBO and I keep putting off learning how to torrent stuff. I think it’s the fear of getting jammed up with a zillion viruses and other assorted malware.

Plus, I don’t think it’s yet possible to access torrents on a tablet, is it ?

Anyhow, enjoy John Oliver. Love that guy. He is so funny.

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