Life can be a bit ambiguous sometimes.
What color is that dress, really?
The only sure thing is that it’s ugly!
So, in order to deal with the ambiguity that is life, sometimes you just need to kick back…
And remind yourself of something:
M-O-O-N, that spells schisma!
In other words, go watch Castle Rock!
No ambiguity there!
Back to reality this instant!
You know, the reality where having kids for dinner is actually literal?
And the reality (or maybe realities in this case) where Castle Rock is confusing as fuck and makes you question everything that you thought you knew, at least according to the last episode.
In other words, let’s review and dissect the season 1 finale of Castle Rock, titled Romans.
And, as always:
Life can be so confusing sometimes.
You might think you have things figured out, but then you just get thrown for a (time) loop.
So, sometimes you just need to kick back (in your cage,)
Grab something tasty (your Wonder Bread) and…
Tell yourself, oh hey, what the schisma…
And go watch Castle Rock!
So yeah, episode 9. Henry Deaver.
No, not this guy.
Or this one.
That was the title to the episode.
And if you thought that the ride was wild in the previous eight episodes, well buckle up, my friend.
Because the show completely took its foot off the break with this second to last episode.
And the writers now have just jammed that accelerator, so that we can hurry to our destination, whatever that may be.
So, without any further ado, here is is my recap and review of the ninth episode of Castle Rock, titled Henry Deaver.
Lately, I have been thinking that I need a vacation.
Things have just been a little stressful the past few days.
Work is crazy, I have not been sleeping too well.
I mean, I keep hearing this odd noise…
And I keep becoming unstuck in time, for whatever reason.
Maybe I should book myself a weekend at bed and breakfast.
Yeah, that’s the ticket!
A bed and breakfast with a theme would be even better, right?
And boy, those owners of the bed and breakfast seem so nice!
Maybe a murder house of sorts…
Or, I can just watch the show Castle Rock, and experience that bed and breakfast place for free!
Yes, I am talking about episode 8 of the artistry known as Castle Rock.
Last night’s journey was an interesting excursion, to say the least.
There actually was not a lot of that nuisance otherwise known as getting unstuck in time, but there was quite a bit of that nuisance otherwise known as murder by extremely violent, somewhat creative ways.
So join me in this week’s recap and review of episode 8, titled Past Perfect.
This was quite the week.
Filled with a bit of confusion.
Lots of drama.
Kept us glued to our screens.
The entertainment was non-stop.
Geez, did you think I was talking about some horror story or something?
Each week, Castle Rock keeps on setting the bar higher and higher.
And we got this episode.
Honestly, if this is the peak for the show and the rest of the episodes are just really, really good as opposed to the make you wanna slap your mama bad ass that is this week’s episode, I won’t complain.
But, I find myself getting blown away every week. Somehow, I don’t think that is going to change.
So, buckle in and join me in the recap and review of this week’s wild ride, titled The Queen.
And, as always:
Normally, Wednesday is not a noteworthy day.
It is true that she can be distinguished from her ugly, mean, cruel sister by the name of Monday.
She is not Tuesday, which is really Monday in disguise.
However, she does not even have the title of Friday Eve, like Tuesday.
And she sure is not that sexy, elusive motherfucker by the name of Friday.
But now, Wednesday has something to set her apart from her sisters now.
It makes her unique. It makes her stand out.
And that something is the show Castle Rock.
The anticipation begins to build within me throughout the week.
Every morning, I wake up.
As the radio alarm blares out the annoying music our local station plays and my dogs start barking and demanding that I get up, I take a moment to reflect upon what day it is.
As the week goes on, my hope builds up.
And finally, it is Wednesday.
I may have to drag myself out of bed and do my half ass attempts at “adulting,” but at least I know that I can come home, plop down on the couch, and spend approximately the next 53 minutes or so in the world that is the love child of JJ Abrams and Stephen King.
And then the cycle begins all over again once I am done.
I love it, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So join me in my recap and review of episode 6, titled Filter.
And, as always:
In every show, there comes a critical point.
It is usually a couple of episodes in.
We all know what I am talking about…
It is the episode where the viewer decides if he/she is in it for the long haul, or if that show will be dropped like an extremely warm root vegetable.
This week, I think we reached it, with the show Castle Rock.
And guess what?
Yep, Castle Rock is a keeper!
I mean, I was hopeful, but I didn’t want to get too attached, too early…
But, my worries were unfounded.
Castle Rock is worthy of all the love that I have to give!
I mean, I know it is part of the Stephen King universe, but still…
I had to be sure.
And episode 3, titled Local Color, cemented my status.
So far, the show is meeting my expectations. In fact, it is exceeding them, in some ways.
In other words, I asked. And I received. And it was awesome.
So join me in my recap and review of Local Color.
And, as always:
It is always such a treat when your favorite writer publishes a new book.
Me, I pace around, almost like an expectant father in the delivery room, anxiously waiting.
And via the magic of technology, the book appears on my Tablet the next day, ready for me to savor, whenever I am ready.
Now, of course, my favorite writer is Stephen King…Captain Obvious strikes again, right?
And we are still fortunate to be receiving the gifts of The Master’s books on a fairly regular basis.
All in all, not bad.
So we are, for all intents and purposes, getting a new Stephen King book, set in the same universe, with some familiar characters, as well as plenty of new characters. This may not have King’s name on the by-line, but it is set in his expansive universe and has the feel of his books, but is not a book, but an anthology TV series instead…
Well, how can we go wrong with that?
And not only is it set in the King universe, but is titled Castle Rock, King’s other notorious town, the one that probably advertises that its main attraction is the fact that it is not inhabited by a trans-dimensional demon doing a poor impersonation of a clown.
Again, how is this a bad thing?
I have watched one episode of Castle Rock so far, and I can tell you that this is not a bad thing. Far from it, in fact.
So, come with me to Castle Rock, where we break down and analyze the first episode, titled Severance.
And, as always:
Well, it looks like 2017 has come and gone.
Actually, am I a little late? Since it seems like we are actually well into 2018…
HI GUYS! YOUR NERD IS BACK! MISS ME MUCH???
Yeah, the hiatus has been long. Life has been getting the way…
And you don’t even want to know how much time I had to spend fighting the Todash monsters!
So yeah, 2017 was Stephen King 2.0. And if you are gonna have a 2.0 of anything, make sure it is a continuation of the story, not just a rehash…
(We all know my feelings on sequels.)
King was back, and this round of King was at least as good as the 80’s hey day, and may even have been better. And I don’t often say that about sequels and reboots!
2017 showed King in all of his forms:
We had the King of horror, in the movie It.
We had the King of fantasy, in the Dark Tower movie.
We had the King of stories about women, in the Netflix adaptation of Gerald’s Game, and the publication of the novel Sleeping Beauties, co-authored by the prince, aka Owen King. 2017, coincidentally, was the year of #metoo. Or maybe not so coincidentally, as a famous character reminds us: coincidence has been cancelled, sugar.
I could go on and on, actually…
We even have some things that don’t officially have King’s name on them, but still feel like they are part of the sequel that was 2017.
All things serve The Beam, after all..
But, let’s get back on topic.
I may not have spent copious amounts of time on this little old blog talking about the year of The King, but that does not mean that 2017 went unnoticed.
On the contrary, in fact.
Actually, I reveled in it.
There is just something about being an adult with the maturity to really enjoy the nuances of a Stephen King story.
Of course, a Netflix subscription doesn’t hurt either!
So, I am making this entry to recap and talk a little about some of the year of The King.
Obviously, I can’t get through it all in one entry, but I can at least talk about the highlights.
After all, it doesn’t cost anything to just talk about the highlights, right?
(Totally written in my Leland Gaunt voice, by the way.)
So buckle in (hopefully you are not strapping yourself into a 1958 Plymouth Fury.)
And get ready to talk about our favorite boogeyman (and some of his boogeyman friends), Stephen King!
And, as always:
If you wish to hear your favorite nerd live and in the flesh, breaking down the novel Insomnia (written by The Master, natch) and geeking out over more than a few things, click the link below, as she was a guest on The Dark Tower Radio Podcast, and got to participate in a great meeting of the minds! Long days and pleasant nights, and enjoy!