Castle Rock : according to Stephen King “Easters eggs” spoil the pleasure of watching a series
Easter eggs, whether it passes or it breaks. It can make you smile or completely disconnect from the movie (or the series). Stephen King himself has chosen his camp.
Since a few days the first three episodes of Castle Rock, a new series that pays homage quite nebula to the work of Stephen King, are available on Hulu. If we do not yet know the date of the broadcast in French, the first opinion on this series is expected in the turning point began to fall :
“Castle Rock offers more of the horror of the nostalgic, the series shows the kind of terrible nostalgia.” “Castle Rock is a giant basket of Easter eggs for fans of King, but for the rest of us remains a show with decent the secrets of supernatural waiting to be decoded.”
Waiting for answers
It is on this last quote that we are going to bounce back. Because, don’t hide it, if Castle Rock was expected by the spectators it was, in large part, to its multiple references to the universe dante to Stephen King. Except that the main person of the story is not really of that opinion.
On his account Twitter, the author has shared his annoyance :
CASTLE ROCK is really good, each episode better than the last. Purpose put all that Easter egg stuff aside and just enjoy it on its own terms. The cast is glowing and they support a story worth telling.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 1, 2018
“Castle Rock is a very good series, each episode is better than the last. But put all the Easter eggs aside and just enjoy what the series can offer you. The cast is amazing and the story worthy to be told. “
For the time being, the series received rather good reviews from the press. Among all the adaptations of his books to the cinema, some of them have not known so much praise. At the same time, to adapt faithfully the work of this author’s talent, if only a new succession of the infeasible. It only remains to see how the series manages to get away with its next episodes (10 in total).
Also, be aware that other Stephen King novels, of which one had already experienced a adaptation will be worn on the big screen. Doctor Sleep by Mike Flanagan (planned for 2020 in the United States) and Simetierre of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer expected in France for the may 1, 2019.