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The Mist 

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Series (2017)
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After an eerie mist rolls into a small town, the residents must battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain their morality and sanity.

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Series cast summary:
Morgan Spector ...  Kevin Copeland / ... 10 episodes, 2017
Alyssa Sutherland ...  Eve Copeland 10 episodes, 2017
Gus Birney ...  Alex Cunningham / ... 10 episodes, 2017
Danica Curcic ...  Mia Lambert 10 episodes, 2017
Okezie Morro ...  Bryan Hunt 10 episodes, 2017
Luke Cosgrove ...  Jay Heisel 10 episodes, 2017
Darren Pettie ...  Connor Heisel 10 episodes, 2017
Russell Posner ...  Adrian Garf / ... 10 episodes, 2017
Frances Conroy ...  Nathalie Raven 10 episodes, 2017
Irene Bedard ...  Kimi Lucero 9 episodes, 2017
Deborah Allen Deborah Allen ...  Maggie Pasko 9 episodes, 2017
Holly Deveaux ...  Zoe 9 episodes, 2017
Romaine Waite ...  Kyle 9 episodes, 2017
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ...  Gus Bradley / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Bill Carr ...  Howard 8 episodes, 2017
Murlane Carew Murlane Carew ...  Greta 8 episodes, 2017
Nabeel El Khafif ...  Raj Al-Fayed / ... 8 episodes, 2017
Greg Hovanessian ...  Wes Foster 8 episodes, 2017
David Wm. Marsh ...  Gerald 8 episodes, 2017
Andrea Lee Norwood ...  Susan Parker 8 episodes, 2017
Laurie Hanley ...  Ursula 7 episodes, 2017
Erik Knudsen ...  Vic 7 episodes, 2017
Darcy Lindzon Darcy Lindzon ...  Trevor 7 episodes, 2017
Alexandra Ordolis ...  Shelley DeWitt 7 episodes, 2017
Dan Butler ...  Father Romanov 6 episodes, 2017
Lee J. Campbell Lee J. Campbell ...  Clive 6 episodes, 2017
Jennifer Kydd Jennifer Kydd ...  Hanna 6 episodes, 2017
Isaac MacDougall Isaac MacDougall ...  Marty 6 episodes, 2017
Kate MacDonald Kate MacDonald ...  Ysabel 6 episodes, 2017
Don Ritchie Don Ritchie ...  Thomas 5 episodes, 2017
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The Mist centers around a small town family that is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other. Family, friends and adversaries become strange bedfellows, battling the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down. Written by ahmetkozan

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From a story by Stephen King See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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USA

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English

Release Date:

22 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Aired 10 years after the release of the movie version that starred Thomas Jane. See more »

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It's not good - but I still like it
25 August 2017 | by Valentijn78See all my reviews

This suffers from the same problem as a lot of Stephen King adaptations, in that it's very low budget. It's an expected result of his novels being available for use in movies and television series basically for free, since the same people who can't afford special effects or a good filming crew are also going to be attracted to the low cost of basing their work on his novels.

So yes, the effects, shooting, and editing are generally of poor quality. If you go into it expecting it to look like something that enthusiastic drama club kids from high school would put together, you won't be disappointed. The casting and acting is surprisingly good. The dialogue isn't bad.

The script deviates a lot from the book. In some ways that's a good thing, because the book was written 37 years ago, and elements from it would not have made sense in a modern series. It's also an improvement that there's more than one band of survivors in a single location. Changing the lead character's young son into a teenage daughter is also an improvement - while having the little kid to protect gives the protagonist an automatic moral high ground, he would have been annoying in a movie.

Some are criticizing the social themes, but those themes are very much in keeping with Stephen King's general work. He is all about small town dysfunction, hypocrisy, and even insanity. So I don't think the various issues regarding sexuality and bullying are even slightly out of place, even if they obviously weren't a focus of the novel.

But there are a few changes that don't work as well. Why does this small town have a huge indoor mall? How can the mist both be mysteriously related to a nearby army base, but also have happened 150 years ago? And they may have made a mistake in transforming the mist from a straight-forward mist with lots of monsters, into something that has a bit of a life of its own and seems to hold personal delusions which other people can see and hear. The Arrowhead guys are also completely lacking any subtlety, and appear to be extremely stupid. Some of their actions are undoubtedly intended to make the situation seem more serious, but since their characters have no substance, they come of as daft and impulsive instead.

But ultimately I'm going to keep watching it, and I hope there's a second season. It would be interesting to see where or when (or if) the mist ends, what's up at Arrowhead, who the amnesiac really is, and if everyone gets what they deserve.


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