Wayward Pines Season 1 Review

The show began with a very cryptic tone, without giving much information in the first couple of episodes.  At about halfway through the season, it had been made clear to the audience what was really happening and most of the mysteries had unraveled.  And that’s good, they didn’t rely on the mystery aspect to make it interesting, they rather took the risk to explore different, more interesting themes and got their rewards for that willingness to not follow the same pattern.

The show had a great story to tell, combine that with solid acting and script throughout, with the distinction of Matt Dillon and Melissa Leo, who were both outstanding, and great production all around, they achieved a season of good quality and entertainment value.  One of the things that was really great to see continuously during the show was that Wayward Pines the town, always looked a bit fake and had a bit of a model look to it and I thought that was great touch, as it is a big part of the show and was vital in creating the right emotions.

At times the show did become frustrating, as some characters’ actions seemed a bit unrealistic and out of place, but I guess that is bound to happen in a town like Wayward Pines.  The scope and direction of the plot kept changing and diverting, with different story arcs and without ever really giving the viewer a chance to settle and predict what is going to happen with certainty.

The finale was probably the best part of the show, a very good place to end either the season or the series as a whole.  I definitely wasn’t expecting it to end with that Planet of the Apes-esque ending, which really gives you something to think about.

Started on a high and ended on a high. Peaked at the right moments

8/10

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