Yes, I've watched it off and on. Have you just started Season 1? I thought that was really well crafted, with secrets that are kept just long enough to build suspense, but not to the point of being frustrating or incomprehensible. Season 2 has been harder to follow. I think I may have missed the opening episode, which probably sets the scene.
Yes, we are five or six episodes into season one. The episode we watched last night had a BIG reveal.
It's funny. We get the promos that say, "Wayward Pines will return in two weeks," and we say, "Nuh-uh, sucker... tomorrow!"
We watched episode six last night.
"The truth has been revealed, but secrets still exist."
At this point, Matt Dillon's character knows the truth. His son knows, but neither knows the other knows. His wife doesn't know. His friend doesn't know, either, but has recruited his wife to her side. What he knows will put them at odds.
I might argue with how Wayward Pines as a community got to this point, but I'm willing to accept that it did. I can hardly wait to see what happens next.
I've been watching as well. I thought Season 1 was very well done. I agree that Season 2 hasn't been quite as strong. Probably because they ran out of source material and had to create the story from scratch.
The credits say "Based on the 'Wayward Pines' novels." Tracy Googled it and I believe she told me it was a trilogy. I take it that means the first season was an adaptation of the three books...?
I think so, yes.
Wikipedia's article on the show mentions how it maps onto the books.
My wife and I have been watching. We started the first season about the time the second episode of the second season aired. We liked the first season a lot. We may not finish watching the second.
It occurs to me that there is a certain similarity between Wayward Pines (the town) and Alexandria from The Walking Dead: they’re both barricaded to keep monsters-who-were-once-humans out, and an “outsider” is serving as sheriff.
Here’s a question for you: In which town would you rather live? Wayward Pines or Alexandria (and why)?
That's a tough one, but, so far in Wayward Pines, we haven't had to worry about someone in the same room with us becoming an Abbie.
I think I would prefer living in Wayward Pines myself… as long as I was “in” on the secret.
I’m now a few episodes into season two. It’s not as good as season one, but not as bad as I had expected. The big draw of season one was trying to figure out “What’s going on?” Now that we know, the show is relegated to telling stories within that frame work.
Wayward Pines is a classic example of the concept “willing suspension of disbelief.” It wouldn’t be too difficult to poke holes in the premise (although I do appreciate that the producers have at least attempted to account for the outlandish series of events which led to the status quo at the opening of the series). For example, what year do the residents of Wayward Pines think it is? They must have “collected” citizens for a good 15 years before entering cryogenic suspension themselves. Being “thawed out” at different times, the populace must have no common frame of reference for what year it’s supposed to be. Also (setting aside the fact that no one is allowed to travel outside the city limits), what about television and the internet? Don’t people question that there is absolutely no contact from the “outside world”? (Perhaps these aspects are explained more fully in the books.)
But I don’t have any real problem with that. It is what it is. I have willingly suspended my sense of disbelief in order to enjoy the stories told within this framework.