Welcome to the first chunk of The Weekly Static's three-part mid-season finale, where we're going to take a look at our personal choice for 2017's "little engine that could" (truTV) and the show we've got the hots for going into 2018 (Hulu's Castle Rock).
But first, it's time for a little clean-up by taking a look at one of the biggest television disappointments from 2017: Spike's series adaptation of the Stephen King novella The Mist. It was announced in late September that the series wouldn't be getting a second season renewal well before Spike's evolution into The Paramount Network this January, and anyone who read my "revaps" (review/recap) of the first five episodes would know that the news comes as absolutely no surprise to me.
Not that the series didn't have its bright spots and a ton of potential; which also might've been part of its problem, as you'll see in my "post-mortem" on The Mist:
You can take a look at the first official trailer and synopsis for Spike's The Mist here:
Based on both King's novella and the 2007 Thomas Jane film of the same name, the series centered on a family and a small town torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout, a mysterious and other-worldly mist rolls in, cutting-off the town from the rest of the world…and from each other. The Mist starred Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington Jr. and Frances Conroy; with Amanda Segel and Christian Torpe serving as executive producers through TWC-Dimension.
Here are the official episode recaps from Spike, beginning with the premiere:
'Show & Tell':
'The Devil You Know':
'Over The River & Through The Woods'
'The Law of Nature':
'The Waking Dream':
'The Tenth Meal':