“Wayward Pines”--In Fox’s tale of a spooky town nestled in a spookier forest, Ethan Burke (Matt Dillon) is a
After he and his current partner are involved in a car accident, Burke finds himself in the town's hospital attended to by a nurse so eccentric she is played by Melissa Leo.
The first four episodes follow Burke's attempt to make sense, and then get out, of Wayward Pines, a community seemingly so perfect that you know it absolutely is not. Meanwhile, his wife (Shannyn Sossaman) and son become increasingly concerned about his inability to answer his cellphone and are soon heading Wayward Pines way themselves.
Echoing, or directly referencing "Twin Peaks," "The Twilight Zone," "Lost," "The Prisoner," "The Stepford Wives," many works by Stephen King and many other works from the canon of Nightmare Reality, "Wayward Pines" traps Burke in a situation at once familiar (he finds Kate) and utterly bizarre (boy, is she different) forcing him to either surrender to the illusion or find the man behind the curtain. (Guess which one he chooses.) Fox, Thursdays, 9 p.m.
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