The Outsider - HBO

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Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:21 pm

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
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Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:01 pm

diving into this tonight. previews looked great.
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:20 pm

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.
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:16 pm

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.
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Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:30 pm

Enjoyed the first 2 episodes. Looking forward to seeing where it goes.
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:04 am

Outstanding so far. Ben Mendelsohn and Jason Bateman are excellent (as they are in most roles they're cast in).
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:48 am

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.

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Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:29 am

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.
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:31 am

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.
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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...
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Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:13 pm

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.
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:38 pm

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.
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Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:20 pm

The last few episodes have picked back up. Rebounded nicely. Looking forward to it’s conclusion next week.
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Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:47 pm

Will see how it wraps up, but so far I've found it underwhelming.
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Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:47 pm

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.
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