Castle Rock: Season 1 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: A meticulously crafted mystery brimming with allusions, Castle Rock is bound to please even the pickiest of Stephen King fans -- though mileage may vary for casual viewers.

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Air date: Jul 25, 2018
2
Air date: Jul 25, 2018
3
Air date: Jul 25, 2018
4
Air date: Aug 1, 2018
5
Air date: Aug 8, 2018
6
Air date: Aug 15, 2018
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Air date: Aug 22, 2018
8
Air date: Aug 29, 2018
9
Air date: Sep 5, 2018
10
Air date: Sep 12, 2018

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Cast

Melanie Lynskey
as Molly Strand
Scott Glenn
as Alan Pangborn
André Holland
as Henry Deaver
Jane Levy
as Jackie
Sissy Spacek
as Ruth Deaver
Bill Skarsgård
as Shawshank Prisoner
Cassady McClincy
as Young Molly Strand
Chosen Jacobs
as Wendell Deaver
William Xifaras
as Truck Driver
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Critic Reviews for Castle Rock Season 1

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (24)

For a purposely misleading series that prided itself on all its enigmas, Castle Rock answered its major questions in unexpected and impressive ways, while once again tying itself to the greater King universe.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

When it tries to be a wonderland for King fans, it races past the line of referential, rounds through fan service, and steps into cliché, sometimes even inching toward self-parody.

Jul 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Castle Rock looks to be one of the best King things in years, even though the man himself serves primarily as a road map and blueprint.

Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Starts slow and gets better -- while an excellent cast (and lead, in Holland) front a story that's a little more psychological than supernatural in the early going.

Jul 23, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Castle Rock" is a giant basket of Easter eggs for King people, but for the rest of us it's a decent show layered with supernatural secrets waiting to be decoded.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Castle Rock offers more than nostalgic horror; it shows the horrific nature of nostalgia.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Not that Castle Rock isn't genuinely scary at points - it is... But in seeking to mold suspense, the Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason offering had a distinct tendency to lose me.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

There are elements of this series that are trying far too hard to be clever, but there's also a raw, honest thread of emotion that underscores everything that happens.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Abuse, corruption, violence and mental health issues provide much of the drama and suspense in keeping with King's themes - with the overall show providing a startling portrait of modern America.

Dec 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The core mysteries and the stellar cast really make this Stephen King adaptation stand out.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castle Rock: Season 1

½

It's just a shaggy-dog story: they have no idea where it's going. The acting is good to medium and it's shot well but this is a lot more Abrams and 'Lost' than Stephen King. It's a load of geeky Easter eggs and signs pointing nowhere. No narrative thrust (episode seven and nothing has happened except a lot of stuff that makes no sense) and a whole lot of vagueness that people mistake for suspense.

CharlesB

Super Reviewer

Hulu and Stephen King team up again. This is a better tv show and offers a mystery with the typical darkness that comes with King's storytelling. I now want a Needful Things remake. Someone like Netflix or Hulu would be suited to remaking all Stephen King's books, that is a slice of Hollywood that would separate them. 10/02/2019

BrendanN

Super Reviewer

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