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.
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