Wayward Pines

Fox's 'Wayward Pines,' promotional image

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Wayward Pines Synopsis

“Executive producer M. Night Shyamalan brings Blake Crouch’s best-selling trilogy of novels, “Pines,” to life in this psychological, mind-bending thriller about a mysterious small town in Idaho called Wayward Pines. Visitors and natives of the unusual town struggle to understand the complex origins of Wayward Pines, what the town really is — and if there is a way to get out. As explosive and shocking events unfold, it becomes clear that a civil war is emerging, and that the human race is in danger.”

Network: Fox

Genres: Mystery, Science fiction, Thriller

Stars: Matt Dillon, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Shannyn Sossamon, Reed Diamond, Tim Griffin, Charlie Tahan, Juliette Lewis, Melissa Leo, Terrence Howard, Jason Patric, Nimrat Kaur, Josh Helman, Tom Stevens, Kacey Rohl, Hope Davis, Djimon Hounsou

Based on: Wayward Pines novels by Blake Crouch

Developed by: Chad Hodge

Number of seasons: 2

Number of episodes: 20

Rachel’s Review

In a nutshell: watch Season 1, don’t watch Season 2.

Season 1 of Wayward Pines is an interesting yet gentle amble through a town seeped in mystery. It almost feels like some sort of Stepford Wives kind of town, yet the truth is actually much more sinister.

Season 2 of Wayward Pines starts out confusing, the jump from the Season 1 finale to the new season so great it is hard to really work out what the hell is going on. To be honest, I only watched one episode of Season 2 before abandoning it. One day I might go back and revisit, but it is highly unlikely.

However, I cannot praise the first season highly enough, so just consider this a standalone series and you should be fine.