I can’t say that the first season of Wayward Pines was particularly great, but it did have a pretty neat twist in the middle that I didn’t see coming, and it was fun to watch for the most part (along with my wife). Season 2 just started, and it’s introducing quite a new setup – still following what happened last season, but skipping ahead a year or two, and introducing some new characters. It’s too early to compare yet, but I hope it’ll again be fun and slightly cheesy.
After having watched the first 2 episodes of this, I can’t say it’s blowing me away or anything, but it’s the kind of series that my wife and I like to watch together (hidden mystery series, like Lost and Wayward Pines), and so we’re giving it a try. It’s got Sawyer, and Carlton Cuse (co-creator of Lost) is behind it, so it’s got a pedigree we like. And the initial setup is pretty neat – aliens (as far as we can tell) have colonized Earth, and you have a government that is working under them, and a resistance that is, well, resisting. I like that we still know nothing about these aliens, and the second episode featured a super creepy and intriguing scene with humans being prepared for something. We’re definitely in for a few more episodes.
A series I can now say I am truly enjoying (we’re 5-6 episodes in now) is Wayward Pines. Interestingly, I wasn’t expecting it to be a sci-fi show, but that’s pretty much what we’ve got here, and the big reveal in the 4th or 5th episode really was cool, and not something I was expecting at all. What started out as a Twin Peaks-like thing has truly shown that it’s its own thing, and I’m into it. My wife is enjoying it along with me, and she’s even gone as far as buying the first book that this series is based on.