TV Review: Outcast Episode S1E3 All Alone Now

Outcast CinemaxA strange possession confronts Kyle and Rev. Anderson.

By focusing on a murder and possession, the third episode of Outcast lifts the curtain a bit on the history of Reverend Anderson and how he may have more in common with Kyle than first realized.

The episode does a fantastic job of focusing on the two and using their situation to reveal new information for the viewers. And it’s information that adds depth to each showing the show is much more than the scares. Like creator Robert Kirkman’s other work, this too is about the characters more than anything else.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, the series still is a horror show revolving around religion and demons and the bigger picture is slightly teased here. We get a better idea of who or what the “Outcast” actually is.

This episode isn’t just about Barnes and Anderson though. It gives ample time to give the tertiary characters something to do. And each of those tasks and moments too add depth to each.

This series continues to impress and competes as to being one of the best comic adaptations on television. The story is well paced and the actors feel like they embody their characters, really bringing them to life.

The series may be slow for some, but its ability to build tension through that is a feature, not a flaw, and one of the things I like most of the series. Each episode has layered on more and more to what I’m sure will be an eventual cathartic release.

If you’re a horror fan, or fan of the comic series, this is one show you’ll want to check out.

Overall Rating: 8.05