Wayward Pines Streaming Debut
April 23, 2015 2:04 PM - Subscribe

The debut episode of Wayward Pines is going to be made available early via streaming. Are you excited? Are you in?

Wayward Pines, a 10-episode series based on the novel Pines by Blake Crouch, is scheduled for broadcast television debut on May 14. The novel, a thriller inspired by Twin Peaks, is a fun and fast read. The show is executive produced by twist-meister M. Night Shyamalan.

Fox has announced that the debut episode of the series will be made available on a gazillion streaming services for one week starting at midnight tonight:
The episode will be available free on Fox on Demand via participating pay-TV providers, including AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, DIRECTV, Mediacom, Suddenlink, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, XFINITY, among others. Fans can also stream the episode free at Fox.com, Fox Now and Hulu, as well as Facebook and also will be available via Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, PlayStation® Store, VUDU and Xbox Video.
Are any other MeFites giddy with nervous excitement* for this like I am?

(*Note: it's possible I am overstating my enthusiasm, but it's just because I want you guys to watch with me)
posted by trunk muffins (7 comments total)
Someone's working really hard to not include Netflix in this, I see.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 2:19 PM on April 24, 2015

I didn't read the book but there was sufficient buzz about it to make me seek out the ending. I'm open to seeing how the show goes for an episode or two.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 8:53 PM on April 24, 2015

I was already able to watch the first ep on TWC. I was predictably underwhelmed, but I'd love to hear what my fellow mefites think.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:54 PM on April 25, 2015

Based on the first episode it's not very tightly written. I didn't hate it but I think it falls under the point-and-laugh column. Ex: for most of the ep he wears a blood-stained white shirt. Randomly, the blood will be on the right or left side of his collar. That's minor but very funny.
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 11:49 PM on April 25, 2015 [2 favorites]

Yeah, it was just kinda nonsensical and silly. I'm not sure it's going to hold up for a whole 10 episodes. If anything it reminded me of (oh dear god don't remind me of) Ascension. It'll turn out to be a city... in space!
posted by Catblack at 3:46 PM on April 26, 2015 [1 favorite]

Catblack, do you know the story ends in the book?
posted by Ik ben afgesneden at 4:07 PM on April 26, 2015

Eh... it's not great. It takes an interesting premise and makes it into generic broadcast TV thriller mush. I'll probably stick with it, because I'm a glutton for mediocre TV punishment.
posted by codacorolla at 11:02 AM on May 16, 2015

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