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Series Review: From, Creator: John Griffin, 2022

"Lost", "Apocalyptic Times", are the dominant materials that make up the "Outside" series.

The formula is familiar, a family arrives from outside the town that is a god force and finds a mysterious and dark force that rules the town. They fail to leave, and meanwhile monsters and other dark forces try to eat them. So far it sounds very similar to Stephen King's books and indeed there really is a lot of similarity.


But the "From" series deals a lot with the daily lives of the characters, the little struggles and the way they try to survive. The Matityahu family are the protagonists of the series. They are trying to survive the onslaught of the disgusting creatures that have something very human in them, but also dark. This is not only a horror series with brutal scenes, but it also deals with mystery and suspense. The family tries to solve the mystery that surrounds the small town and on the way discovers secrets that everyone wants to forget. Of course each solution leads to more questions, with lots of relatively surprising twists.


Like in many other series, the protagonists will have to endure a lot of hardships until the mystery is solved. A great deal of despair and death are on the way. Some viewers will find this unbearable and will despair of the amount of suffering they see on screen. Others will wait until the historic solution comes into place in peace and get a reasonable and satisfying solution to the mystery. The "From" series is about how humans can survive a situation that is impossible. Are they able to adapt or stay and persevere in their old ways and just become extinct. There are messages here about unity, family and other issues that Americans are dying for.


Along with the good stuff and wisdom that the series deals with the mystery of the town, there are those who will just leave after a short number of episodes. Some of the characters are not interesting enough, the mystery does not leave and is not clear and brutality gets tired at some point. Whoever has patience and decides to persevere, will be pleased with the solution and depth of "From the outside".



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