Huge fan of the comic. Been with it since Day 1 before it was known it was going to be a show (although it was known pretty early on), so have been very excited for the show for quite some time now.
It was good, probably even very good, but I am not sold on it just yet. And it is exactly due to the reason I was somewhat worried about it becoming a show to begin with.
One of the things I love about the comic is the visual style and they brought none of it over. Absolutely none of it. In fairness it is not like TWD show brings the style of the comics either, but I just think that especially with Outcast, the visuals in the comic really compliments the tone of the comic.
I just feel the look and feel of the show could have been a bit more stylized to try and at least capture a little bit of the tone of the comics. Especially the use of shadows.
Definitely liked it from a story standpoint. Just wanted the visuals to be something else I suppose.
It very well may wind up being one of my favorite shows on TV, just too early to call one way or the other, but I was hoping for a different look, that's for damn sure.
Series debut of a thriller about a young man who deals with demonic possession that has plagued him all his life. In the opener, while investigating another case of possession, secrets from his past come to the fore.
I thought the premiere was decent. It wasn't as scary as I'd hoped it'd be though. The only parts that spooked me were the opening scene where the little boy crushed the bug with his head and the flashback where Kyle's mom was sniffing his head and then attacked him and threw him in the closet.
I haven't read the comic so I'm really curious to see what the meat of the show is - will there be a new possession every week?
One of the things I love about the comic is the visual style and they brought none of it over. Absolutely none of it. In fairness it is not like TWD show brings the style of the comics either, but I just think that especially with Outcast, the visuals in the comic really compliments the tone of the comic..
Watched the first episode, then read every comic available in 2 days. Really good, but I have no idea how they think there's enough story there to start a series. There hasn't even been a satisfying end to an arc or revelation that I would consider a good season finale. I wonder if they'll just do a fast divergence from the comics if they do a yearly season.
I thought that was pretty dull to be honest. Sure, we got some more background information on Kyle, but it was delivered in such an underwhelming manner. There were a couple of creepy moments (like the demon mom rushing out of the closet and the abandoned trailer in the woods with the scratch marks inside) and the ending was intriguing with the creepy guy in the hat, but, I don't know...for a show about demons on Cinemax, it feels awfully sluggish to me.
While the pacing was slower than I prefer, I did like the episode quite a bit. I thought the ending was pretty fantastic, and the great music added a lot to it. Brent Spiner as... the Devil? A demon? Kyle's dad? Or something. He's cool. I liked Kyle's mini-breakdown after trying to exorcize his mom again. The shit in the woods was creepy. Anderson continues to be played well by Glennister, I like the fire-and-brimstone shit. He's gonna end up banging that hot older lady, I'm sure, and she'll turn out to be a demon or something.
What the fuck did he do to that poor woman
Another very good ep. I like how they don't show him be able to fix anything, case of the week style. The mother is still screwed up and those prison dudes are still lingering, likely to return later on.
This is definitely the most underrated new series of the season. Even as a slow episode, the writing and the acting in this show are absolutely top notch. Every episode I can feel Kyle's frustration at being unable to control all these terrible things happening to him, and I can feel Anderson becoming less and less sure about everything he believed in.
And Blake Morrow, this episode is making me wish/hope he has a bigger part in the story, he's such a great antagonist.