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The problem with this story


Is that you have an invincible, omnipotent villain, and when that happens, the viewer loses interest. If there was a way to defeat Linoge, we would have spent the four hours looking for it, rooting for Anderson. I just was hoping that the setting of the storm, the isolation (King's forte), would provide a better plot.

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**SPOILERS BELOW**

I'm with you. I've got about an hour left on this. I'm watching it because a coworker told me she loved it. So far there is little plot and reason for interest. About 2.5 hours in things just got a little stupid as far as I'm concerned when they all had the same dream about them committing mass suicide and then immediately go out as a group to watch the light house fall and as a few get picked off someone says "what is happening"? Really? You know you're dealing with some supernatural being that is telling you you're all going to die unless he gets what he wants and you're still saying 'hey guys what's going on'? Then they cut to Cat who had murdered her boyfriend sitting in the same room as the children. She freaks out, drops her tea and a kid spins around and says "what's wrong with Cat" as I shout "Aside from having been controlled by evil and murdering her boyfriend? Take that kid, Satan!"

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Then why live - when you know that you are going to die?

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That's the trick though. He was mostly smoke and mirrors. Powerful, but not AS powerful as he acted. He was a demonic showman. He made them believe that they were powerless against him, which is why he told them "they tricked themselves in the end". Because they did.

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