Castle Rock: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
Castle Rock

Critics Consensus

Driven by an unsettlingly compelling Lizzy Caplan, Castle Rock's second chapter opens the borders of its titular town without losing any of its creeping atmosphere.

89%

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Critic Ratings: 28

77%

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User Ratings: 70
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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
2
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
3
Air date: Oct 23, 2019
4
Air date: Oct 30, 2019
5
Air date: Nov 6, 2019
6
Air date: Nov 12, 2019

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In season two of Castle Rock, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes, Stephen King's nurse from hell, gets waylaid in Castle Rock.

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Critic Reviews for Castle Rock Season 2

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (5)

What's here is still effective, affecting, and original - despite appearances.

Oct 23, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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One episode in, this season of Castle Rock is pulpy in a way season one didn't attempt. It's quick and sharp and tense and breathless.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Like its impressive and satisfying inaugural run, this latest season of Castle Rock is filled with clever writing, delightful callbacks to King's book universe and terrific performances.

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Castle Rock's second season gets a welcome fresh coat of creative paint with the addition of Lizzy Caplan's engaging performance as Misery's Annie Wilkes.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

This is a great starting point to understanding Annie Wilkes... if that's possible.

Oct 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Reinterpreting a beloved Stephen King villain like Annie Wilkes is a tall order, but Lizzy Caplan makes it look easy.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The interesting thing about Castle Rock this year is that dead is never truly dead: it's really only just the beginning.

Oct 31, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Castle Rock remains an atmospheric, grippingly acted series that captures the feeling of King's fiction while exploring corners of his world that even he might not have imagined existing.

Oct 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Thanks to excellent work on Caplan's part, and a surprising narrative twist that once again defies expectations early on, we can't wait to see how her infamous character plays out in the rest of this season.

Oct 28, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It remains to be seen whether the end result will be a success, or end with the sort of vaguely disappointing whimper last season landed on, but for now I'm absolutely thrilled by the guts the show has found.

Oct 28, 2019 | Full Review…

The show is finally more than a flailing attempt to monetize Stephen King-related intellectual property.

Oct 25, 2019 | Full Review…

Whether you love or could leave the rest of Castle Rock, know this: Lizzy Caplan will blow you away.

Oct 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Castle Rock: Season 2

  • 15h ago
    Suffers from the same problem as season 1: Strong start that ultimately goes nowhere. Also, an anthology approach was a mistake for this series. Seems like Hulu doesn't know what makes shows good in the long run, and instead end up with tedious, repetitive storytelling without much of a story to at all, really (like Handmaid's Tale which turned from amazing in S1 to unbearably boring in S2).
  • 1d ago
    Love It! Must see it is worth watching. I liked season one but this season is off the charts.
  • 2d ago
    thought It was trash at first but it after episode 5 it has turned back to one of my favorite shows
  • 2d ago
    This season is taken to another level by Lizzy Caplan (the character Annie). Through six episodes there is an adequate sub-plot, a very solid supporting cast, yet the season come through as a character study. With a performance at first grounded in a commendable impression- of a younger Kathy Bates playing Annie - Lizzy Caplan's acting craft has taken flight by episode 6. She has been able to crescendo through a series of seemingly impossible climaxes, and lead us to believe in a character whose arc should have destroyed her yet instead left us with... Annie Wilkes. She now owns the character and to the incomparable Kathy Bates she is now paired. Let us hope the remaining episodes can continue to take us to new heights. If so we will have a new all-time TV classic to add to the list. If so we should expect more great things from Lizzy Caplan.
  • 6d ago
    The worst cast possible.....Anne's character was great, but she was surrounded by a ridiculous cast of stupid characters. On top of that, a contemporary setting. Should of been set before Misery, time-wise. What a waste of a good character!
  • Nov 08, 2019
    I loved the 1st season and was hooked from episode one. I quit after two episodes of season two. This is incredible slow and doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
  • Nov 07, 2019
    Better than season one! Love it!
  • Nov 06, 2019
    LC is awesome as young Annie W! Dirty Bird!
  • Nov 02, 2019
    This season is just another subplot "America is evil " show...just like 90 percent of new shows.... really enough with social issues...please.. first season was great... not impressed so far..
  • Nov 01, 2019
    Highly recommend this show. It's exceptionally good, better that the first season. It solved a lot of the issues I had with the first season which, seemed uneven in its pacing and had a series of unnecessary story threads. This season is fast paced, spooky, violent, and an excellent use of Stephen King's characters.

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