The Mist: Season 1 (2017)

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The Mist's absorbing atmosphere and solid special effects struggle to overcome a generally uninspired story and performances.



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Air date: Jun 22, 2017

In the series premiere, a mysterious mist overruns a small town and threatens its inhabitants.

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Air date: Jun 29, 2017

The Mist has settled over town as Eve, Alex, and other mallgoers try to manage the rising panic. Meanwhile, Kevin, Adrian, Mia, and Jonah venture out into the mist to get to Kevin's family.

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Air date: Jul 6, 2017

At the church, Connor locks up Mia, Jonah and Kevin in the basement. Back at the mall, Jay confronts Alex to try and convince her he didn't rape her.

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Air date: Jul 13, 2017

Kevin; Mia; Jonah; and Adrian arrive at an abandoned gas station, where Kevin tries to reason with Clay amid fears of the wherabouts of his child. At the mall bookstore, Alex comes face to face with the Mist.

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Air date: Jul 20, 2017

Kevin and the others reach the hospital, where Kevin has an unexpected and painful encounter with his brother, Mike.

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Air date: Jul 27, 2017

At the hospital, Kevin becomes an involuntary test subject on what drives the Mist. Also: after Nathalie discusses her theories about The Black Spring, she has a violent encounter with Link.

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Air date: Aug 3, 2017

The gang find unlikely sanctuary in the psych wing of the hospital; tensions at the mall escalate about the remaining food rations; and Nathalie and Romanov have a final confrontation.

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Air date: Aug 10, 2017

Nathalie's influence over the remaining church parishioners continues to grow. At the mall, Alex and Jay grow closer until Eve intervenes. Kevin and the group make a stop at Adrian's home where Kevin makes a shocking discovery.

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Air date: Aug 17, 2017

Adrian arrives at the mall with somber news. The mall survivors start to turn on Alex and Eve.

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Air date: Aug 24, 2017

Tensions at the mall finally come to a head, and the group makes a discovery that could provide answers about the mist's origins.

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Cast & Crew

Danica Curcic
Mia Lambert
Okezie Morro
Jonah Dixon
Dan Butler
Father Romanov
Gus Birney
Alex Cunningham
Greg Hovanessian
Wes Foster
Russell Posner
Adrian Garf
Luke Cosgrove
Jay Heisel
Morgan Spector
Kevin Copeland
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Critic Reviews for The Mist Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (19)

Not nearly enough horror, way too much exposition (in the opener). Even the fog seems a little bored hanging around for something to happen.

Jan 17, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Given the understandably low budget, it would have been smarter to play with the unknown enemy in the mist instead of making such a literal horror show.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

This version tries to have it both ways - goofy and serious - and leaves viewers on the outside looking in, rooting for the mist instead of those running from it.

Jun 16, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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The Mist could be a satisfyingly complex chiller, scaring viewers not just with unexpected jumps and amped-up creepy crawlies, but with the more human monsters who are all trapped together inside, waiting out the weather.

Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…

There's something in the mist. And we're off!

Jun 23, 2017 | Full Review…
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The original movie surprised viewers with low expectations, and the TV version just might do the same.

Jun 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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The Mist has provided solid entertainment, concisely defined characters and intriguing situations from which a second run is more or less guaranteed.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

The Mist is one of the most disappointing series of the summer. I had great hopes for this adaptation of the classic King story, but unfortunately, it didn't meet any of my expectations.

Jan 17, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Spike's new series based on "The Mist" (which was made into a Frank Darabont film in 2007, with a controversial altered ending) wasn't written by King, but it does the author proud.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

Like King's last TV series, "Under the Dome," "The Mist" would seem to have a short shelf life. One hour with these people and you'll be rooting for the critters.

Jan 17, 2020 | Full Review…

The first episode is an excellent example of the power of human nature as horror, but only time will tell if The Mist can avoid disappearing into the fog of failed TV.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

A solid reimagining of the Stephen King novella of the same name, The Mist is an intriguing new example of scary TV.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Mist: Season 1

  • Sep 05, 2020
    Really slow boring show. The "actors" are SO BAD!!!!!!!
  • Aug 26, 2020
    I honestly think this was the worst TV show I've ever seen. I absolutely loved the movie, so I thought, "hey, it can't be that bad. Let's give it a shot." Ohhhhh boy was I mistaken. Why would any writer/director/producer or anybody with half a brain think that their target audiences wanted to watch teenage love affairs? That is absolutely absurd! The show/short story was great, just follow that story line!!!!! You absolutely don't need a 3 way love affair between a teenage boy, his bully and his friend. It really makes you question everything, like how did you get this writing job? I can only imagine a situation where you saved one of the producers dog or something, he must have owed that clown Christian Torpe big time. Man what I would do to just shake Christian and yell in his face to "wake up, walk out side and experience what real life is like". Hey, it couldn't hurt right? Anyways, don't watch this show it's trash, really happy other people see that too and it got canceled immediately. Hey Christian BE BETTER.
  • Jul 22, 2020
    Story, writing, pacing all terrible. Event happen in a time line that are unbelievable & people do things that are not believable. Acting is a range of mediocre to bad. The Movie was great. this show is terrible. The mist moves quickly when they show it, but a guy out ran it by over a day after having been in it. That's after his dog was killed withing 20 feet of him, but nothing touched him. I scare pretty easy, but this show is a bore. I show like the Haunting of Hill House scared the heck out of me, but it had everything, not just horror & was well done. Felt real. this is a joke.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    Interesting beginning but terrible ending. Killing of Jay who's the most innocent one but leave Adrian alive who's done the worst things in the show just sickens me! So many questions without any answers, character personas were all out of place, way too many deranged characters, no chemistry between each actors, terrible choice of casts, daughter is literally a scary robot who shows no emotions whatsoever, conclusion was dissatisfying.
  • Jun 03, 2020
    Spoiler: christians, bullies, homophobes, racists and frustrated "straight white males" who didn't like the show, should have watched it until the end, because they would have LOOOVED it! I'm not any of these, so I bingewatched the 10 episodes in 3 evenings and really enjoyed it all along, even if the end wasn't what I thought it would be! I didn't read the book and didn't find the movie very special, so this serie was an incredibly good surprise for me! Like in TWD and George Romero's zombie movies, humanity's worst sides pop out when it's about survival. Yep, human nature ain't pretty when you have a closer look at what are supposed to be "normal", even respectable people. For the rest, there is non-stop action and suspense, and an eerie atmosphere. I'm really sad there won't be a second season!
  • May 12, 2020
    Even though the conclusion is some what satisfying, the entire series is basically a bunch of shitty characters making shitty decisions causing shit upon others. If i were you, i'd sit this one out
  • May 08, 2020
    Literally no likeable characters, the daughter is a brat who literally never has an expression on her face no matter what is happening. Progressive propaganda shoved down your throat every 3 minutes. Most of the players can't act. And the nail in the coffin is the nonsensical behavior from the characters. I stopped watching when it reached a point where they still have no idea what's going on, but a guy uses a weird codename while radioing for help and happens to have a holstered gun in his jacket...he has in no way acted like a threat, but our leading lady decided this was call for fighting the man for his gun and killing him like some kind of paranoid schizophrenic.
  • Apr 26, 2020
    It was ok, but incredibly infuriating. Almost none of the characters are likable. Any sympathy I had towards any character was thrown down the drain at some point, because almost everyone in this show is irredeemable. The story was just barely interesting enough to get me invested, but offered virtually no payoff, leaving me with more questions than answers. The show is labeled as horror, and has a few genuinely scary scenes. But after a few episodes the show just feels like people arguing for 40 minutes. The story follows several different groups, each with their own plot that eventually come together, except for the ones that don't. The plot line with the military was uninteresting and seemed to only exist to set up a season 2. The plot line of trying to find the rapist felt like a long ad for the #himtoo movement. None of the characters in the mall are likable. Halfway through the season, it feels like everyone just forgets about the mist and stops questioning it. But the mist is the most interesting part of the story. The only plot line that interested me was the one at the church, because they feel like the only characters trying to figure out what the mist is. A few of these reviews are claiming the story was forcing lgbt representation. But there are only three openly lgbt characters. One being a closeted teen with internalized homophobia who beats up other gay kids, [spoilers] another rapes one of the main characters, and the only normal one gets shot and killed. The show features two homophobic characters, one being said gay closeted teen who's actions the show attempts to justify because he's gay, and the other is a homophobic father who's son is a rapist. So, the representation is overall pretty crappy. Overall, pretty lackluster, very frustrating
  • Mar 07, 2020
    this is really bad baaad writing and directing. clichee ridden. no sympathetic characters at all. everybody can be eaten, no problem.
  • Feb 25, 2020
    pretty okay..........

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