Castle Rock *Spoilers*

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  1. Rob Helmerichs

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    Since it's an anthology series, I'll give the second season a shot even though the first didn't do very much for me.
     
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  2. robojerk

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    A close friend of mine, their brother in law was added as a writer for S2, so I'm forced to watch as I'll be bombarded with what I thought about it type questions.. He worked on Stan Against Evil which I thought was fun, and that newly released movie Ready or Not (havent seen yet) so might be good.
     
  3. Family

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    I would be happy to hear reviews since I don't plan to watch it.

    Haven't had much luck in this genre on Hulu except season 1 of Handmaid's Tale.

    Worst it takes several episodes to figure out it's bad.
     
  4. Malcontent

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    Bump.....

    Season 2 has started.
     
  5. DeDondeEs

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    Watched the first episode, what a great cast for this season.
     
  6. warrenn

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    I just finished Season 2 and thought it was pretty good. I can't fairly compare it to Season 1 since I gave up in the middle of that. Season 1 felt disjointed and I never got into the story and just forgot about watching the rest of the episodes. Season 2 was much better in that aspect. It was more cohesive and I looked forward to the next episodes. If you gave up on CR because you didn't like S1, you should give S2 a try.

    I thought Lizzy Caplan did a great job portraying Annie's mental illness. I never really knew what she would do, but whatever she did seemed to fit her character. I wish the the backstory childhood flashback could have captured that aspect a little better. I thought her childhood seemed a little happy and young Annie didn't seem to have the seeds of the mental illness that we see in adult Annie. There was trauma in young Annie's life, but I didn't think the story did a good job of linking that trauma to Annie's struggles we see later in the show. But it's just minor things like that I had quibbles with. Overall I thought S2 was pretty good.

    I can't imagine that they'll have the next one set in Castle Rock. With all the crazy stuff that happens, why anyone lives there escapes me.
     
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  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, the Kid returning as the Season 2 Big Bad was a whole Easter basket! And the references to the Kid's imprisonment and the death of the warden...
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    I guess I don't really think of anything as an Easter egg when the two things are already connected...it's just another indication of the connection.
     
  9. warrenn

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    I'm not sure what point you're making with the easter egg. I regret making that comment in my original post. I have deleted it and I hope the whole thing can be forgotten.
     
  10. Family

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    Well I was a skeptic over season 1, but this was well worth watching.

    The cast was great and the story kept me interested.
     
  11. Tony_T

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    You go Hulu! I wonder if they have secret plans to cancel Handmaid's tale as well. I have been putting my Hulu subscription on pause lately maybe I will need to take that up a notch.

    Edit to add: ‘Shrill’ To End With Season 3 On Hulu – Deadline

    You go HULU twice!!
     
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  13. David Platt

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  14. Family

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    Season 2 was the best King I've seen.

    Season 1 - not so good.
     

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