Castle Rock: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
Castle Rock

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Driven by an unsettlingly compelling Lizzy Caplan, Castle Rock's second chapter opens the borders of its titular town without losing any of its creeping atmosphere.

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Critic Ratings: 35

78%

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User Ratings: 201

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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 6, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 12, 2019
7
Air date: Nov 20, 2019
8
Air date: Nov 27, 2019
9
Air date: Dec 4, 2019
10
Air date: Dec 11, 2019

Castle Rock: Season 2 Videos

Tv Season Info

In season two of Castle Rock, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

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Critic Reviews for Castle Rock Season 2

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (6)

A lot of horror anthologies hinge on concept instead of character or performance, but I'm happy to see "Castle Rock" bucking that trend.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

What's here is still effective, affecting, and original - despite appearances.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

While the second season doesn't end on quite the slam-bang note that the first did, it does a very solid job of tying this season into Misery proper, leaving the door wide open for what might happen in the show's next iteration.

Mar 2, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Despite some potential lost, we still got a character-driven, compelling season, with the sensation of something old, dreadful and especially eerie seeping out of the history of Castle Rock into its new inhabitants.

Dec 26, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a dark ending, to be sure, but the right one.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Season 2 evokes the best Stephen King adaptations by ramping up the pacing, dread, and slasher flick fun in a way the first season didn't.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

There are so many threads being woven together, and try as they might, there's just not enough knots being tied to make it all work. In the end, everyone suffers, and we're left with cheeky references, hollow drama, and zero stakes.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Castle Rock delivers the expected violence, suspense, and horror. But its most abundant strength is its faithful adherence to one of King's primary tenets as an author: that there is nothing more frightening then the unpredictability of human nature.

Dec 3, 2019 | Full Review…

One of this season's greatest strengths is how it excels at depicting Annie's psychosis and paranoia in visually different and creative ways. It continually feels fresh and stressful.

Dec 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like its impressive and satisfying inaugural run, this latest season of Castle Rock is filled with clever writing, delightful callbacks to King's book universe and terrific performances.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Castle Rock's second season gets a welcome fresh coat of creative paint with the addition of Lizzy Caplan's engaging performance as Misery's Annie Wilkes.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a great starting point to understanding Annie Wilkes... if that's possible.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castle Rock: Season 2

  • May 16, 2020
    Another anti-white story. Bad bigoted white men, Somalia men all good. Liked season 1 but season 2 is another boring story with a forced ideology . Yawn!
  • May 12, 2020
    A amazing performance by Lizzy Caplan, and by Bill Skarsgård. A season that had a few plot holes but more consistently disturbed then its prior season.
  • Apr 11, 2020
    Hulu wrote "STEPHEN KING" on a baseball bat, and hit the audience with it. There's no suspense and absolutely no intellect to this mess. And boy do I mean "mess." It's a curiosity watch for Corona and nothing more. Pretty miserable, to be honest.
  • Apr 05, 2020
    It's very different from the first season but love how they incorporated some other Stephen King characters into one show!
  • Mar 25, 2020
    Absolutely amazing!!! Great acting, soo many Easter eggs for Stephen King fans, the most satisfying ending to a TV series I've ever seen. Must watch!!
  • Feb 24, 2020
    Phenomenal performance from Lizzy Caplan as Annie Wilkes.
  • Jan 29, 2020
    Well worth watching. Season one was a bit ho-hum, but "heavens to Betsy", season 2 is a big step up. Lizzy evokes her inner "dirty bird" and puts up a remarkable performance. She has all the tiny nuances that Kathy Bates made famous all those years ago as Annie Wilkes. The plot loses a bit when they steer too far away from Annie's story, but it comes back with a bang at the end. Go watch it.
  • Jan 22, 2020
    best, it was really good, i enjoyed it. please give us no2 etc asap. as I WANT MORE !!!!
  • Jan 20, 2020
    I kicked myself I didn't pay attention to the title (and her name didn't connect)...but that made the ending all the better. Great story and acting.
  • Jan 19, 2020
    Stephan King's material is running very thin, the whole thing is a retread.

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