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Castle Rock: Season 2 Reviews

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October 22, 2019
There's little apparent benefit to how the show's second season foregrounds its interpersonal relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2019
There are so many threads being woven together, and try as they might, there's just not enough knots being tied to make it all work. In the end, everyone suffers, and we're left with cheeky references, hollow drama, and zero stakes.
October 23, 2019
In this misguided series, the clash between grounded psychological horror and bump-in-the-night monster mania delivers fewer shivers than shrugs of confusion.
October 22, 2019
I can't tell if the new season is over-reaching, under-reaching or if the Annie Wilkes of it all is just overshadowing the story to an unanticipated degree.
October 15, 2019
Anchored by Lizzy Caplan's compelling performance, this season has cracked the Stephen King code for a thrilling and engaging mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2019
It's a dark ending, to be sure, but the right one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2019
S2 has a morbid magnetism that pulls you in and makes you hit play all over again at the end of every episode.
October 31, 2019
This is a great starting point to understanding Annie Wilkes... if that's possible.
October 22, 2019
In its first half...Castle Rock keeps the supernatural elements lurking on the periphery, focusing instead on characters and family melodrama, anchored by Lizzy Caplan's commanding performance at the center.
October 22, 2019
Castle Rock Season 2 does a wonderful job of borrowing reoccurring themes from King's massive body of work and splicing them together to make something that appears, at least on its surface, wholly original.
October 28, 2019
It remains to be seen whether the end result will be a success, or end with the sort of vaguely disappointing whimper last season landed on, but for now I'm absolutely thrilled by the guts the show has found.
October 29, 2019
Whether you love or could leave the rest of Castle Rock, know this: Lizzy Caplan will blow you away.
December 3, 2019
Season 2 evokes the best Stephen King adaptations by ramping up the pacing, dread, and slasher flick fun in a way the first season didn't.
October 17, 2019
I wish I could tell you about all of the twists and turns this season takes, but that would ruin what is shaping up to be one of the best seasons of television this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 26, 2019
Despite some potential lost, we still got a character-driven, compelling season, with the sensation of something old, dreadful and especially eerie seeping out of the history of Castle Rock into its new inhabitants.
October 25, 2019
The show is finally more than a flailing attempt to monetize Stephen King-related intellectual property.
October 15, 2019
Despite all its high drama, season two feels a little more conventional in its narrative, and that'll likely make for a more satisfying story arc, especially with all the horror-fantasy elements to come.
December 3, 2019
One of this season's greatest strengths is how it excels at depicting Annie's psychosis and paranoia in visually different and creative ways. It continually feels fresh and stressful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2019
Misery and 'Salem's Lot, two vastly different King novels, make for strange bedfellows.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 31, 2019
Reinterpreting a beloved Stephen King villain like Annie Wilkes is a tall order, but Lizzy Caplan makes it look easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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