I love the original Wayward Pines books and when Syfy decided to adapt them into a mini-series last year, I was completely on board. But as with pretty much everything, if Syfy thinks it will make money, it doesn’t remain a mini-series, they milk it for all it’s worth, which is exactly what they’re doing here. Yet even though they had the original writer on the project, this year… wow. Just wow. How bad was this disaster? Read on.With the death of Ethan Burke at the end of season one, that guy who never died in the books, they have to give us a new main character, so doctor Theodore Yedlin gets thawed out so he can play the outsider in this far-future human town. But all is not good in Wayward Pines. With the death of David Pilcher, the First Generation runs the town, but they have no clue what they’re doing and they’re going to get everyone killed if Yedlin can’t stop them.
One problem I had at the beginning of the season, they went back to not telling newly awakened citizens, at least the doctor, about the reality of Wayward Pines. That was the take away from the end of the first season, that everyone knew the truth. Now I can understand that they were trying to introduce new viewers to the mythology, but that’s not how to do it.
I honestly have no idea what they were trying to do with this season. There are elements taken from the books that were previously left out, but otherwise, I really couldn’t discern a plot. Jason, the head of the First Generation, was a complete ass. He can’t lead a solo parade. Nobody in their right mind would ever follow him, he should have been strung up in the first episode. Every bad thing that happens in Wayward Pines came directly from him. When he finally died, nobody shed a tear.
But honestly, there wasn’t a single decent character this year. I didn’t care about any of them. I didn’t like any of them. I wanted the abbies to win. This was an experiment that failed and deserved to die. Even characters like CJ, the guy who volunteered to wake up for a day every 30 years to make sure the system was running properly, they decided to make him crazy and almost genociding the whole town. And I wish he had! I wasn’t invested one bit in the survival of any of them.
Hopefully this piece of crap gets cancelled, but I don’t really care because I’m not coming back again regardless. Everyone I know who started the season dropped out mid-way through. I was one of the few to actually make it to the end and I regret bothering. There was no point in making a second season and they found a way to completely screw up any potential that it might have had to be good.