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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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Christian Torpe
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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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Fear. Human. Nature. 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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Sub-Plotting Away The Potential
5 February 2018 | by Pigeon_downSee all my reviews

Shows like The Mist and The Walking Dead are based on a very simple premise of threat (usually super/bio/natural) and the need for survival as a group in challenging circumstances. These shows can pull in good audiences, but it is impressive how frequently this simple premise cannot be executed boldly and instead runs off into a series of sub-plots that detract from the core premise until the core premise is lost. The Mist suffers this fate.

First, the premise is sound enough. The simplicity of the idea is its great attraction. The problem with this show is, like TWD the premise becomes secondary to the sub-plots and poor character decisions that then consume the show.

So, Stephen King penned 'The Mist' - it's an alternate take on 'The Fog' just taking the concept in a different direction. In this envisioning the Mist descends on a small town in the US cutting of communication and isolating the town. Within the realms of this genre, this is a suitable plot that comes with full license for the associated suspension of disbelief.

We have a good set. The weakness then is the lack of courage to execute on the core premise, instead drifting into the sub plots of the various irrational characters. If this show had been given the benefit of stronger oversight of the storyline this might not have led to the shows demise and could with the right writing have seen additional seasons tagged on.

When a writer must fall back on the stupidity of characters to carry the story then you know the series is in trouble. Even B movies fans like intelligent characters in B movies.

The Mist is a missed opportunity - a show that should have had a stronger tighter focus on the core plot. Less silly character sub plots. A clearer definition of what it was and a willingness to stay true to that.

I believe there is still very much a market for this type of a show - if only writers of sufficient quality could be found to build the episodes that build ON the core premise, not away from it.


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