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.
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:
Sometimes, you take that relaxing drive through the country.
Everything is going as planned and you drive along, enjoying the scenery.
But then, you take that left turn.
And you are no longer enjoying the scenery, per se.
You are no longer enjoying the scenery because it is not an idyllic countryside.
You happen upon a car accident, which you still look at, because it’s a car wreck, so your eyes are drawn to it.
But the tone of the drive has changed, due to that car accident.
It is still entertaining, but more in the way of your eyes stayed glued to the scene, as opposed watching the scenery go by.
This hypothetical car accident is a perfect analogy of what has happened to the show Castle Rock.
The first three episodes had the viewer on cruise, more or less.
Even though the show is creepy and mysterious (after all, it is part of the Stephen King universe), the viewer was somewhat comfortable and thought that he/she knew what to expect.
However, the fourth episode, titled The Box, changed all of that.
The show had its hypothetical (and really bloody and even tragic) car accident.
And now, we have to watch. We can’t look away.
And I love it.
So join me in the recap and review of The Box.
And, as always:
Occasionally, writers and film makers gift us with a fictional universe.
There is something neat in seeing that one or more books (or movies or television shows) are connected and share characters.
Sometimes, however, these works of fiction share more than just characters, as what happens in one book, movie or show has a direct affect on another work of fiction. Marvel has spent years building up to this, in the form of Avengers: Infinity War.
However, The King (cough, cough) of a shared universe is…
None other than The Master himself!
Over forty years ago, it began with the publication of Carrie, King’s first novel.
Most importantly, it includes that story of your friendly neighborhood gunslinger. King himself has referred to his Dark Tower novels as the Jupiter of solar system, with several seemingly unrelated novels that have some sort of impact on our friendly neighborhood gunslinger and his quest.
And most recently, the Hulu TV series Castle Rock joins that universe. Even though King may not have “officially” written this JJ Abrams creation himself, I will be damned if I can tell (well, other than checking the credits on the internet.)
Castle Rock takes place in what could probably be King’s most notorious fictional setting (other than the unnamed town known as Pennywise the Clown’s personal buffet.)
I am always up for a visit to Castle Rock. In fact, it is one of my favorite King hangouts.
And so far, even though I have only watched two episodes, the show is reinforcing that feeling, making me feel like I am paying a visit to an old friend, where we chat as though we have never been apart.
So join me this week for my recap and review of my visit!