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atrus50
Dec 24, 2008




Outcast is a new TV show launching on June 3 and airing every friday after that on CINEMAX, bastion of great original programming like Banshee and The Knick. Robert Kirkman is adapting from his own comic book series (with artist Paul Azaceta), about Kyle Barnes, a man whose loved ones are involved in demonic possession since his childhood. As an adult, with the help of a reverend, he tries to unveil what lies behind the supernatural manifestations and why he seems to carry special peculiarities.



Watch the pilot, directed by indie horror favorite Adam Wingard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBRe2ITyMxw

atrus50 fucked around with this message at 18:54 on May 21, 2016

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TEAH SYAG
Oct 2, 2009

by Lowtax


Ok, sold. An exorcist series is something this world needs.

Webbeh
Dec 13, 2003

IF THIS IS A 'LOST' THREAD I'M PROBABLY WHINING ABOUT
STABBEY THE MEANY


The pilot was awesome - I'll be tuning in for sure.

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013


The power of childpunching compels you!

Would watch more, though I can't imagine how it'll proceed without either rapidly expanding the premise beyond Exorcism stories, or becoming an Exorcism of the week type dealie.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003



This was pretty goddamned fantastic.

Crash74
May 11, 2009


meh :flaccid: thought it was kind of lame, its a lot like the new x files episodes. Defiantly way more of a normal cable show than banshee.

Tolkien minority
Feb 14, 2012




Anyone else watching this? The pilot was really good I thought, but the second episode was kind of ehhhhh. Hopefully it wasn't just Wingard's direction that made the pilot because he isn't doing any other episodes from what I can see. Tentatively looking forward to tonights episode.

Solice Kirsk
Jun 1, 2004

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Totally forgot this was on. I liked the first episode so I'll give it my normal 3 episode trial run.

el oso
Feb 18, 2005

phew, for a minute there i lost myself


I liked the pilot a lot and the 2nd ep was pretty good too. On the 5th episode now and nearly finished with this show - just not finding it as compelling as those first couple of episodes, mostly due to the lack of interest in any of the subplots. The Reverend is also a v. bad character.

atrus50
Dec 24, 2008


In contrast to the cop character, who actually becomes endearing in a cop-like way

Love Crime
Apr 4, 2016


Watched the first 3 minutes on youtube and turned it off.

So I could binge the 6 episodes in 1080 :hellyeah:

Love Crime
Apr 4, 2016


Almost done with ep5 and this is enough questions being thrown around, I want some answers already.

Last time I stuck around for a show having this much random stuff happening was Lost and that didn't make me happy at all.

atrus50
Dec 24, 2008


Love Crime posted:

Almost done with ep5 and this is enough questions being thrown around, I want some answers already.

Last time I stuck around for a show having this much random stuff happening was Lost and that didn't make me happy at all.

i've read the first three issues of the comic books and from what i can tell it does attempt to adapt it. as in it has some idea where it is going. The show is much better at developing the characters tho, and meanders quite a bit hitting each of the plot points.

Love Crime
Apr 4, 2016


I guess I'm the only one watching this and I'm not really sure why I still am either. It wasn't until episode 10 when I finally realized why I only watch this when having nothing else to watch and it's that none of the characters are at all interesting and most are extremely grating.

The Reverend just repeatedly keeps making the same lovely mistakes episode after episode. I honestly thought him assaulting the kid in front of his mom was going to be some elaborate hoax where he and the mom were in on it together to get the kid to talk to her while he was kicked out but nope. Just more of the Rev being a loving idiot.

Black sheriff cop started out okay until he made it abundantly clear he's willing to be corrupt as gently caress for his friends and for a cause that he's never actually seen any proof of its existence. If my friend told me he needed to keep beating the poo poo out of people because of demons I'd want to see some proof before I went along with that.

Not that anybody cares but I'm probably done after 10 episodes. All the questions that were interesting to me in the 3-4th episodes I no longer care about finding out answers to. Just boring.

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InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

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Love Crime posted:

Last time I stuck around for a show having this much random stuff happening was Lost and that didn't make me happy at all.

Ever read the Walking Dead comics? Kirkman is not great at having a point and makes a lot of baffling/frustrating decisions about the direction to take his stories.

I watched a few episodes of this. The pilot was good. After that, it rapidly lost its way and I personally found my way to Stranger Things instead and have since deleted the remaining episodes of Outcast from my PVR because it just felt like it would be a slog, especially after having just finished ST.

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