From Season 1 Episode 10 is the finale of the first season of an American science fiction-horror television series created and written by John Griffin and executive produced by the Russo brothers. The premise – a seemingly normal middle American town is actually a nightmarish trap which keeps unwilling residents captive. But worse than that, at night murderous monsters roam the town and are only kept at bay if residents stay indoors and are protected by strange artefacts. Staying alive and searching for a way out occupy the minds of these unfortunate victims.
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Entitled “Oh, the Places We’ll Go”, From Season 1 Episode 10 is a disappointing way to conclude the first season of this series. After ten episodes, we are none the wiser about what the strange town is really about and the mystery box remains closed to the audience. By and large, there were hardly any significant revelations in this season finale.
Overall, From Season 1 Episode 10 was tepid and unexciting. No drama, conflict or tension removed any engagement with this pointless series. As it is, there were three sub-plots that had any possibility of providing the audience with more information about the bizarre situation in the series. The radio tower, the hole in the ground and Boyd and Sara’s walkabout in the woods.
None of the three sub-plots were resolved satisfactorily. For the radio tower, a unknown person was contacted knowing Jim’s name – a suggestion of another group of people watching the town. For the hole in the ground, Tabitha was met by Victor in the underground tunnels which collapsed around them. The woods adventure ended up with Boyd entering a Farway Tree being transported to another unknown location – once more we saw the boy in white and even a lighthouse but nothing much else.
By the end of From Season 1 Episode 10, we see a bus load of newcomers arriving at the strange town and the jukeboxes playing Neil Young’s “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” which amounted to the series having no fucking clue whatsoever. Avoid this series at all costs. What a waste of time!
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