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Wayward Pines: Season 1

Wayward Pines: Season 1
Posted on July 28, 2015 by James Shults

First Aired: May 14, 2015

Creator: Chad Hodge

Overall Rating: Good

A Secret Service agent, investigating the disappearance of two fellow agents, wakes up in a hospital, located in a very strange town, after having been in a car accident.

The Good

Wayward Pines is a thrilling, ever widening story. The show we’re introduced to in the beginning  changes dramatically throughout the ten episodes of its first season. We’re presented with lots of little mysteries that are, surprisingly, all addressed reasonably well.

The Bad

There are times when Wayward Pines is maybe a bit too bananas. Like Dome level bananas. For now, Wayward Pines has enough good qualities going for it, that it’s easy to overlook any rough edges. But I can easily see the show going off the rails with its absurdity in following seasons.

The Ugly

SPOILERS: Juliet Lewis’s character says she was born in 1960. That stuck with me throughout. It doesn’t make sense for the time when David Pilcher would have been snatching up people for his experiment. It seems like this must be a mistake. I was hoping there would be some explanation but, once Juliet Lewis’s character dies, the show just completely forgets about her.

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