Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series will intertwine characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
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Series cast summary:
...  Molly Strand 10 episodes, 2018
...  Henry Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
...  The Kid / ... 10 episodes, 2018
...  Jackie / ... 10 episodes, 2018
...  Ruth Deaver 10 episodes, 2018
...  Warden / ... 9 episodes, 2018
...  Alan Pangborn 9 episodes, 2018
...  Dale Lacy 8 episodes, 2018
...  Young Henry Deaver 7 episodes, 2018
...  Dennis Zalewski 5 episodes, 2018
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A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King's literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller - a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories. Written by ahmetkozan

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In the opening scene, the warden is listening to 100.3 FM. WKIT in Bangor, Maine. This is a classic rock station owned by Stephen King, along with WZON, which is also referenced in many of King's works. See more »

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Referenced in Willa (2018) See more »

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This show is the problem with longform in 2018
3 August 2018 | by See all my reviews

With the rise of streaming services there has been a huge renaissance in longform storytelling. This is great and had lead to some truly compelling and amazing works being showcased and celebrated for us all to enjoy.

The problem, though, is that in 2018 there seems to be more of an effort now on stretching storylines out to meet the demands of this new "binge culture" and "castle rock" seems to be an example of this.

I know it's Stephen King and fans of his enjoy a slow burn. However, it is evident that there seems to be more time to fill than there is story once these episodes hit the editing room.

A plague in recent longform releases this year are very long scenes with little to no plot movement. The plot suddenly will take a backseat to an actor breathing heavily or staring into space (or slowly walking through an empty house for 5 MINUTES). There are a lot of times on this show, thus far, where it seems something is about to unfold and the story is going to move forward, but then the actors just stare at each other while mediocre suspenseful music plays.

There are more Easter eggs than you can count, and if you're a king fan your appetite for references to his previous works is well satiated by the end of episode 1.

Rather than go forward with the plot in episodes 3 and 4, however, we're faced with more Easter eggs than whatever is supposed to be going on here. At this point, it's just a Stephen King setting with Stephen King characters and with a few disturbing Stephen King moments.

The plot is moving forward at such a slow pace that episode 3 in its entirety has less dialogue than a nature documentary. It is clear that they have more time than story and I have completely lost interest.

It's also chocked full of actors from other shows, some who have been featured in 5-6+ big shows since the early 2010s and I'm very familiar with their range, what kind of characters they're playing, and what to expect from them.

This show has potential but it is extremely slow and fits comfortably in the "streaming show" cookie color mold that I, as a binge watcher, as getting sick of.

I watch these shows for the plots, first and foremost. I do enjoy a good character and setting exposition but here we are 3 episodes in and that's ALL there really is. Somebody let me know if it picks up, but for now I'm just gonna watch YouTube.


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