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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.


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Series cast summary:
...  Arlene Moran 16 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Dr. Jenkins / ... 15 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Theresa Burke 14 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Megan Fisher 14 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Jason Higgins 12 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Ben Burke 12 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Kate Hewson 11 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Nurse Pam 11 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Ethan Burke 10 episodes, 2015
...  Dr. Theo Yedlin 10 episodes, 2016
...  Rebecca Yedlin 10 episodes, 2016
...  Xander Beck 10 episodes, 2016
...  Kerry Campbell 10 episodes, 2016
...  CJ Mitchum 10 episodes, 2016
...  Adam Hassler 9 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Mario 9 episodes, 2016
...  Harold Balinger 8 episodes, 2015
...  Frank Armstrong 7 episodes, 2016
...  Lucy 7 episodes, 2016
...  True Believer #2 / ... 7 episodes, 2015-2016
...  Margaret / ... 7 episodes, 2016


Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan's investigation only turns up more questions. What's wrong with Wayward Pines? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the life he knew, from the husband and father he was, until he must face the terrifying reality that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Written by Fox

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14 May 2015 (USA)  »

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Mysteriously chilling and visually inviting, Wayward Pines is worth the visit
14 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

There's a rooted sense of dread when one is faced with unknown elements, the series plays with this isolation fright as Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is stripped bare from money and communication to outside world. Ethan wakes up after a car accident and finds himself in a foreign small town where the citizens are persistently unaccommodating. While the scenery might look normal, the town has the vibe of lurking secret in every corner. This is definitely no tourist attraction.

Matt Dillon is a good leading actor, displaying confusion and occasional rage as he is lost in the bizarre city. Having no money, phone or decent help, his reactions are spot-on. At times he displays doubt of the reality as more questions pile up. Terrence Howard as Sheriff Pope looks decently antagonistic. Nothing more creepy when one is lost than unhelpful authority. Another notable performance is Mellisa Leo as Nurse Pam who is far from nurturing, goes beyond unhelpful and straight into perverse torturing nature.

Wayward Pines looks quaint most of the time, yet the cinematography presents a lingering uneasiness. Its rural view mixed with edges of forest has some resemblances to Silent Hill. It has a particular dark contrast befitting of detective thriller which strangely enough feels welcoming to the audience. Pacing is pretty quick as it switches back and forth between Ethan's ordeal and his friends' investigation of his whereabouts.

Mysteries are aplenty as it the show spreads them throughout the first episode. The show cleverly scatters hints for Ethan and the audiences to follow. They are presented with restraint and enough ambiguity to be unnerving yet not to the point of overbearing. These are enticing hooks for later episodes.

Wayward Pines opens its door with cold unsettling ambiance and cool noir visual. The mystery thriller certainly offers a presentable invitation for a longer stay.

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