AMC's The Terror (2018)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaRAi5P9lPo

love the book, cautiously psyched for this

Number None, Saturday, 9 December 2017 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

(despite Ridley's involvement)

Number None, Saturday, 9 December 2017 17:50 (one year ago) Permalink

Can't see video on phone. Is this based on the Dan Simmons book?

groovypanda, Saturday, 9 December 2017 20:26 (one year ago) Permalink

yep

the late great, Saturday, 9 December 2017 21:12 (one year ago) Permalink

I sort of liked some of the book, which I read based on a relatively random ILXor recommendation. How many episodes is this?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 December 2017 22:55 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

New trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPos66MpHe8

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 04:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

starts tonight. Reviews have been good

Number None, Monday, 26 March 2018 17:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

they actually showed the first hour of it last night after the walking dead. which i thought was weird. i didn't watch though cuz i had to watch silicon valley.

scott seward, Monday, 26 March 2018 18:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

I kind I hate how all the seasons of must-see TV start at the same time.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 01:13 (eight months ago) Permalink

v excited for this :D

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 03:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

gonna watch this tonight prob. every time i see the show title though, it makes me think of The Tick

MooVaughn.org (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 14:18 (eight months ago) Permalink

Is this just on weekly?

Confused because episodes 4 & 5 appear to be showing up online.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 08:14 (eight months ago) Permalink

I kind I hate how all the seasons of must-see TV start at the same time.

― Josh in Chicago

Yeah there's been a dry patch for months and now theres about ten things I want to watch starting.

chap, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 09:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

I feel stupid calling a show set in the arctic circle "chilling" but The Terror made my skin crawl for ten hours straight.

Didn't really need a monster though.

Wes Brodicus, Monday, 16 April 2018 06:28 (eight months ago) Permalink

Wow, this is done now? I'll have to catch up.

The problem I had with the book is the same problem I have with the Stephen King I've read: it doesn't matter how solid the premise, he can't resist throwing in a monster. "The Terror" (the book) is really long, and impressively researched, so it felt like a well-written account of this doomed expedition that just every once in a while was repetitively interrupted by this vague monster that went a few too many steps past metaphor.

I did read the book, completely by coincidence, on a boat in Alaska, so that was, er, cool. I want to say it was the same summer they discovered the other lost ship, so that was neat, too.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 April 2018 11:53 (eight months ago) Permalink

Without the genre elements this would still be harrowing but I bet all that misery might get to be a slog after a while.

ANYWAY this is great so far. Like it much better than the book, which left me uh, cold. Actors are top notch.
The Inuit woman feels more like an actual human compared to her exoticized portrayal in the novel.

I still don’t care for the look of the monster, though. I get that it’s a fursonification of the Arctic’s hostility to man but like, do better with the design, y’all. Especially after Annihilation totally killed it in the bear monster department.

But I digress. Great show!

latebloomer, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 04:42 (seven months ago) Permalink

IDK why they chose to make the creature look like a lycan and nothing like this --
https://i.imgur.com/o0y28zG.png

Wes Brodicus, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 06:56 (seven months ago) Permalink

heh, "fursonification."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 April 2018 11:57 (seven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The problem I had with the book is the same problem I have with the Stephen King I've read: it doesn't matter how solid the premise, he can't resist throwing in a monster. "The Terror" (the book) is really long, and impressively researched, so it felt like a well-written account of this doomed expedition that just every once in a while was repetitively interrupted by this vague monster that went a few too many steps past metaphor.

You'd probably enjoy Abominaable. The final third gets a bit silly but the first half gives a great account of what is was like for those early climbers of Everest. I have nothing but mad respect for what they achieved in those conditions with the basic equipment available at the time.

groovypanda, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 07:47 (five months ago) Permalink


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