Watch: An Appreciation of The Outsider

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Watch: An Appreciation of <i>The Outsider</i>

While most of our TV appreciation videos have been about series that we’ve seen at least a full season of, we’re taking a chance on HBO’s The Outsider, which (at the time of posting) is halfway through its inaugural run.

The Outsider is a 10-episode supernatural crime drama on HBO, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. Ben Mendelsohn stars as a detective who sees a very cut and dry case regarding the murder of a young boy in his Georgia town, but the truth is really not what it seems …

The series boasts a fantastic cast including Jason Bateman, Bill Camp, Julianne Nicholson, Mare Winningham, and Paddy Considine, but Cynthia Erivo—on her way to an EGOT maybe—really stands out as a private investigator who believes an ancient evil may be at the root of the grief and violence happening around the case. 

Below, Paste TV Editor Allison Keene and Editor-in-Chief Josh Jackson explain why you need to watch catch up with this engrossing (and pretty scary!) series. The Outsider airs Sunday nights on HBO.

For more TV recommendations, check out our previous installments:

An Appreciation of The Witcher
An Appreciation of Schitt’s Creek
An Appreciation of Little America



Allison Keene is the TV Editor of Paste Magazine. For more television talk, pop culture chat and general japery, you can follow her @keeneTV

For all the latest TV news, reviews, lists and features, follow @Paste_TV.

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