TV Review: Outcast Episode S1E6 From the Shadows It Watches

Outcast CinemaxRev. Anderson’s powers are tested; Patricia reaches out to Kyle; and Sidney issues a warning.

Outcast is all tension in this episode that has various players jockeying for position. Mostly the episode is Rev. Anderson coming to the realization that he’s really bad at his job and that the people he thinks he had performed exorcisms were a failure. The other half of the episode is Kyle coming to grips with his destiny and abilities and that he needs to work with the Reverand.

Based on the Skybound/Image comic by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, the series is fantastic at setting up the mood and plays with the tension quite well. This episode is a lot of build-up and things come together and should hurtle things forward.

The series has one a really good job of teasing just enough to keep you going, but not enough that you know everything that’s going on.

I’ll say, out of all of the episodes, this one is the weakest in that other than a few key scenes, it feels like an episode that could have been a part of other episodes. It’s slow, but it’s a key episode because it really moves things forward as either hands are played or certain decisions are made.

Outcast continues to be one of the best comic adaptations of the year, and if you’re a fan of the comic or of horror, this is a show you should be checking out.

Overall Rating: 7.35

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One comment

  • Not a single criticism from me.

    It starts off so dark and twisted. The plot is interesting and I look forward to more.

    There is a lot of supernatural horror packed into the first episode, so I really look forward to see where this story goes.