DVD Review – Wayward Pines (Season 1)

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It used to be that when you saw that M. Night Shyamalan was involved with any project that there was some assurance of quality to it. Sometime after the double whammy of Lady in the Water and The Happening we started laughing, out right, at the notion of Shyamalan as a film maker of note. “From the mind of” before Devil got profound laughs at the notion of Shyamalan, most famously, and the director has had a rough road ever since. His attachment to the first episode of Wayward Pines, based off the novel trilogy of the same name, might be one of the most bizarre things to ever grace a network television.

Simple premise … or what seems simple at first. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is on his way from Seattle to Idaho when he’s in a car accident. He wakes up in Wayward Pines, from which he can’t escape, as the show decides to see just how bizarre it can get from the get go.

And that’s the name of the game for this show: it’s strange. And unfortunately it’s strange for the sake of, not because it has any desire to be good and weird at the same time.

A couple EPK pieces are included and nothing more.

20th Century Fox presents Wayward Pines (Season 1). Based off the novel series of the same name by Blake Crouch. Starring Matthew Dillon, Carla Gugino, Terrance Howard. Run Time: 440 minutes Not Rated. Released on DVD: 10.13.15