Castle Rock: Season 2 Reviews

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November 4, 2019
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.
October 31, 2019
The interesting thing about Castle Rock this year is that dead is never truly dead: it's really only just the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 31, 2019
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.
October 31, 2019
This is a great starting point to understanding Annie Wilkes... if that's possible.
October 31, 2019
Reinterpreting a beloved Stephen King villain like Annie Wilkes is a tall order, but Lizzy Caplan makes it look easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2019
One episode in, this season of Castle Rock is pulpy in a way season one didn't attempt. It's quick and sharp and tense and breathless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 30, 2019
Whether you love or could leave the rest of Castle Rock, know this: Lizzy Caplan will blow you away.
October 28, 2019
Thanks to excellent work on Caplan's part, and a surprising narrative twist that once again defies expectations early on, we can't wait to see how her infamous character plays out in the rest of this season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 28, 2019
It remains to be seen whether the end result will be a success, or end with the sort of vaguely disappointing whimper last season landed on, but for now I'm absolutely thrilled by the guts the show has found.
October 25, 2019
The show is finally more than a flailing attempt to monetize Stephen King-related intellectual property.
October 25, 2019
Castle Rock remains an atmospheric, grippingly acted series that captures the feeling of King's fiction while exploring corners of his world that even he might not have imagined existing.
October 24, 2019
[Lizzie] Caplan, is unsettlingly good as Annie, giving a performance that can be emotionally poignant in one scene and petrifying in another, turning on a dime in an instant.
October 23, 2019
What's here is still effective, affecting, and original - despite appearances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2019
S2 has a morbid magnetism that pulls you in and makes you hit play all over again at the end of every episode.
October 23, 2019
King fans will get a continued kick out of their favorite King tropes being thrown together.
October 23, 2019
In this misguided series, the clash between grounded psychological horror and bump-in-the-night monster mania delivers fewer shivers than shrugs of confusion.
October 23, 2019
In its first half...Castle Rock keeps the supernatural elements lurking on the periphery, focusing instead on characters and family melodrama, anchored by Lizzy Caplan's commanding performance at the center.
October 23, 2019
There's little apparent benefit to how the show's second season foregrounds its interpersonal relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2019
The moody atmosphere from the first season is back, and the show never really lets up from that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 22, 2019
I can't tell if the new season is over-reaching, under-reaching or if the Annie Wilkes of it all is just overshadowing the story to an unanticipated degree.
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