Outside

Watching The Outsider now. I’ve never read the Stephen King book on which it is based; I didn’t even know it existed.

It’s a rare narrative these days that can surprise me. I can usually tell right where they are heading. This one, though, did surprise me with a key event in the second episode. That’s probably a good sign.

The show has a very odd tone. It’s fairly unified thematically and tonally, which I appreciate, but it also just seems to be hovering on the edge of chaos always and I am not sure yet if this is intentional or accidental. Either way, it’s working pretty well.