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The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:21 pm
by jettad
Did anyone watch the first two episodes of HBO's The Outsider last night? Any thoughts about it.

I was pleasantly surprised by it and think it looks promising.

https://www.hbo.com/the-outsider

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:01 pm
by cotis
diving into this tonight. previews looked great.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 pm
by Irishman12
Watched episode one on Sunday and episode two yesterday. It definitely has my attention. I haven't read the book but so far I'm invested. Hoping it can sustain and finish as well as it opened.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 pm
by cotis
haven't read the book, but I thought first two episodes were good. lotta questions which I assume will be played out over next few episodes.

creepy kids > creepy adults.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:30 pm
by pjsteelerfan
Enjoyed the first 2 episodes. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:04 am
by SPAC04
Outstanding so far. Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman are excellent (as they are in most roles they're cast in).

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:48 am
by cotis
I think Marc Menchaca (definitely had to look it up) has done a great job. but hey maybe I'm blinded by him being in basically every TV show I've watched over the last year.

The Sinner, Ozark, this...

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:29 am
by finneganm
Fantastic so far, with just an all around great cast. Personally, Bateman most impressed me with his directing. His acting (along with everyone else the show) is top notch, but I was surprised to see he directed the first episode. I know he’s done a few (maybe all?) of Ozark, but he really has gotten it down. The overall feel of that first episode was dynamite.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:31 am
by Irishman12
The first 2 episodes were amazing and really captured my attention. However, over the last few episodes, my interest has been lost a little bit. Still enjoying it, just not as much as I did after those initial first few episodes. Curious how it all turns out though.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:18 pm
by smellmysocks73
Really digging the series thus far. Only complaint is the pace of the last few episodes, but I guess I understand it's necessary to create the sense of dread...

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:13 pm
by RambosRemodeler
smellmysocks73 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:18 pm
Really digging the series thus far. Only complaint is the pace of the last few episodes, but I guess I understand it's necessary to create the sense of dread...
Keep reading this. Haven't seen this last weeks episode yet but I don't think there has been a bad episode. Ben Mendelsohn drymounting rules in everything.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:38 pm
by savemefromtears
I think when Episode 3 or 4 hits, it gets surprisingly darker and perhaps a bit supernatural. Obviously don't want to spoil anything so that's the most I'll say.

It's good but it's not no True Detective Season 1.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:20 pm
by Irishman12
The last few episodes have picked back up. Rebounded nicely. Looking forward to it’s conclusion next week.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:47 pm
by FlapJack
Will see how it wraps up, but so far I've found it underwhelming.

Re: The Outsider - HBO

Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:47 pm
by Irishman12
FlapJack wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:47 pm
Will see how it wraps up, but so far I've found it underwhelming.
First 2 episodes had me hooked. The next 4-5 I felt were underwhelming, but the last 2-3 have rekindled my interest in it. Hope it can stick the landing.