Critic Consensus: Castle Rock ends its first season on an ambiguous note, but still wraps up its narrative arc neatly enough -- and, of course, drops plenty of Stephen King Easter eggs.
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One could argue it's anti-death penalty and even anti-violence, which despite a few narrative hiccups, is quite the unexpected conclusion for a series set in the home of Stephen King's many evil creations.
Let's just give Sissy Spacek the Emmy right now. She was amazing as Ruth. Her story had me feeling so many emotions.
The scenes in the holding cells between Holland and Skarsgård were electric.
This show taps into that fear, just as King does, in remarkable form.
So, the book closes on this first season of Castle Rock and, altogether, this viewer found it to be a rather satisfying experience: ambitous, genuinely strange and (especially with "The Queen") incredibly emotional.
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