To be fair, I had pretty low expectations of this series when I first heard that this story was going to become a television series, even though Frank Darabont gave us a movie based on the source material a decade ago (I know, naive me, given Hollywood’s tendency to revisit, to put it nicely.)
And has this show been perfect?
Far from it, to be sure. It has its issues, with a plot line that seems to meander off the path sometimes, and with characters whose actions don’t always make sense.
But its not terrible. Far from it, actually. The show actually seems to be finding a footing of sorts, especially in the latter half of the season.
It is introducing some interesting ideas, such as what is the nature of the mysterious Mist, and what people will do when resources begin to run low, and they must confront something that no one really understands.
Overall, I had low expectations going in regarding The Mist (almost no expectations, really), but I have been at least somewhat pleasantly surprised, especially over the last couple of weeks. And I hope to continue to be surprised, as the show builds on what it has established over the past few weeks.
So, without further ado, here is my recap and review of episode 6, titled The Devil You Know.
And, as always: