I had high expectations for Mr. Mercedes, to say the least. Mr. Mercedes blew my expectations out of the water. It is hands down the best adaptation I could have asked for. I was hooked from the first scene.
They couldn't have picked better actors to play Bill Hodges, Brady Hartsfield, and Jerome. The other actors did an excellent job as well. If you enjoyed the trilogy, then you will definitely love Mr. Mercedes. It is the best adaptation because it stays true to the book. The first episode is epic and I can't wait to see the second episode. The dialogue between the Bill Hodges and Ida Silver is epic!
I'm telling you right now, if you are a fan of Stephen King's, then you should watch this show immediately. The opening scene is horrendous and the scene with Brady and his mother is just like in the book. Mr. Mercedes is my new favorite show. It is that good! Believe the hype, guys!
I have watched all of Stephen King's adaptations, and this one is in my top five. The acting is on point. The dialogue is great. Most importantly, it doesn't stray away from the books. It is true to the source material all the way.
I highly recommend Mr. Mercedes to fans of Stephen King and horror!