Based on Joe Hill's New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 is a different kind of vampire story. It follows Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx. Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children and then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself. New episodes weekly on Shudder.
2. The Graveyard of What Might Be
Vic meets Maggie, a medium with more questions than answers.
1. Bad Mother
Eight years on, Vic receives news about Manx; Maggie consults her tiles; Bing hunts the Wraith.
2. Good Father
Manx fights for his life; Millie determines to never let the lights go out in Christmasland again.
3. The Night Road
Vic takes the Shorter Way to Haverhill; Lou and Wayne face a terrible threat in her absence.
4. The Lake House
With Charlie Manx on the hunt, Vic and her family go into hiding with Maggie.
5. Bruce Wayne McQueen
Vic McQueen rides into a deadly trap; Charlie Manx cashes in his favor.
6. The Hourglass
Maggie puts herself in danger attempting to take a dark strong creative off the board.
7. Cripple Creek
Bing Partridge has some questions for Charlie Manx; Manx revisits his difficult childhood.
9. Welcome to Christmasland
Vic and Maggie embark on a dangerous journey; Charlie Manx confronts his deepest fears.
I found myself rooting for the villains the whole show because the "heros" were so insufferable. Every time a scene came on about the main characters I found myself looking forward to it ending so I could get more of Manx and Bing. They're the only interesting characters.
Genuinely one of my favorite shows. Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings absolutely shine, and I'm always impressed with Olafur Darri Olafsson. Some of the writing is a bit clunky at times, and occasionally it seems to trip over itself, but nevertheless it's always a great watch. The energy is unmatched and I will never get tired of this show.
Not very good. 90% of the show material is not in the book, which was more straightforward and better overall. The padded it out with a ton of useless stuff that detracted from the main story.
Please bring it back for season 3¡