“Everybody likes the ice cream man.”
While I have yet to see more than the first 3 episodes of this series because it is on some silly channel that only DirecTV users have (I’m still annoyed by that), I can tell you the show was fantastic. It scored an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and my Dad loved it haha. The TV series Mr. Mercedes was adapted from Book 1 in the Bill Hodges Trilogy written by Stephen King . My assumption is that Season 2 of the TV series will be based on Book 2 called Finders Keepers. Finders Keepers strays away from the original story told in Book 1 by focusing more on Bill Hodges and his group of misfit detectives but it still has ties to Brady who is the villain in Book One. If I can find a way to watch the rest of Season 1, you can bet I will watch season 2 when it comes out. Production isn’t set to begin until February 2018 so who knows when it will premier. Hopefully late next year?
I really loved this book series. Not all of the books were 5 Stars, but the series as a whole was very enjoyable. I loved the cat and mouse game played between Detective Bill Hodges and criminal mastermind Brady Hartsfield. Word of Warning: The initial crime is hard to read especially in the current times we live in where things like that actually are happening. But I still highly recommend these books.
Did any of you watch the series? Have any of you read the trilogy? Let me know!
For those of who have never heard of the books or the show, here is the TV show trailer and the synopsis to the book series:
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the “perk” and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartsfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with two new, unusual allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady’s next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
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