Kathy hosts these really great viewing parties on select Sunday nights. For awhile, it was Breaking Bad. Then it was The Walking Dead. Then it was Game Of Thrones (lame Mark - me - has not watched any episodes - I know). The latest show that gets the Kathy treatment is Hulu's new streaming hit, Castle Rock. Burk, Kathy and myself, along with family and friends watched the first two episodes back-to-back. I can tell, even though I haven't seen an episode since, that this show will increase in speed, plot twists, and WTF moments as the episodes go on. It has that feeling of a slow juggernaut that, once it picks up speed, will be hard to stop watching.
The plot is in, and around the world of many other King plots. There are Easter Eggs aplenty, but please don't watch it for those - watch it for the cool multiple story lines and wonderful setting and acting. Heck, Sissy Spacek - Stephen King royalty, has a good role in it. It's quality through and through and one of those summer binge watches that you only wished Hulu would crank out all the episodes at once. But, like Then Handmaid's Tale - still the best show for me since Breaking Bad (remember I haven't seen GOT), they mete them out week by week. Oh well, Castle Rock, you had me at "Hello", or should I see "Hulu". sorry.
It was a box office smash in 2016. It is a big movie with big production values and cool effects. I am not one that gets scared of clowns - unless you count that creepy Post Rice Krinkles clown from the 1960s commercial - check it out - none scarier, so It did not scare me. But it is entertaining with good acting by the kids and neat set pieces. Burk didn't like the creepy old house because it looked to set-like - I think I agree - but he approved of a lot of it. Great to see a horror flick do so well with the public. Always happy to see Stephen King make more money, but he's very pennywise, so I'm sure he's fine. - Mark