The Woods (2020) - Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hohum Score

95

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Paul Copeland is looking to solve the murder of his sister back in 1994.

IMDB: 6.5
Director:
Stars: Wiktor Debski, Pawel Gabor
Length: N/A Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 15 out of 68 found boring (22.05%)

One-line Reviews (40)

The pace was extremely slow.

Coben's book kept me on the edge of my seat; this adaptation made me fall asleep in it.

The main character is well fleshed out, and his stunning acting kept me mesmerized.

I was genuinely surprised by the ending, I didn't see it coming, which is always enjoyable.

The camera disorients you: swirling above an empty swimming-pool it slowly rights itself and comes to rest on Pawel; zooming in on a rotten tree, it picks out insects feeding on decay and corruption.

If you like scandi noir and tartan noir with its slow pace, twists and "nothing as it seems" plots - you'll be delighted as I am.

Europeans are amazing, each country has something intriguing to offer!

I wanted to like this series but it is so slow and boring I bailed out after the first episode.

Intriguing binge watch .

Tedium and boredom are a constant once this thing gets rolling.

Americans might get bored since they are used to English as first language and repetitive action movies with cgi and stuntmen - this is a title for a bit more demanding public that can appreciate a good build up, unique settings of the darker side of Polish reality, great atmosphere and music, as well as a different cultural approach to creating a mystery series.

This was an absolute waste of time.

They are usually quite dull and lifeless.

Waste of time.

Enjoyed it...

This is an intriguing, twisty, heartfelt drama from the mind of the great Harlan Coben.

The Stranger, on the other hand, was so poorly executed - with major changes in plot and entirely new subplots - was so badly executed in direction and haphazard editing, it was close to unwatchable (stick to the book or audiobook instead).

I Could Only Tolerate 1 & 1/4 Episodes of This Boring lifeless Series .

And series is in very slow pace, what helped to create atmosphere and gave time to reflect on the events, however I can imagine that for many people the show will be boring.

This was a big disappointment: long drawn out cinematography (new film school grads?

Mostly very enjoyable .

its so slow my mind would wander and eventually I stopped caring.

Nothing about this adaptation was appealing Directing was weak , camera work was disjointed and often annoying .

Silly and boring .

Some outstanding performances, script can sometimes feel a little slow and muddled but a very intriguing premise that is well executed.

Gripping .

Don't waste your time.

Worth watching.

Been a respite in lockdown monotonous days, got this engrossing thriller with a peculiar tone of its own.

First episode was a bit boring, then it got better - episode 5 was the best.

First of all: I really don't like polish tv series, they're dull, with horrible acting and every actor speaks like having lockjaw, so when I turned "The Woods" I was very cautious and expected turning tv in circa 10 minutes.

Slow, lots of fluff, I bailed out.

This comes after mighty exciting 'The Five', Enjoyable 'Safe' and more recent 'The Stranger'.

and whole series was mind numbingly boring .

This however was slow and lifeless.

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ON THIS - it ain't true Coben.

I really enjoyed this series, it was very exciting.

A dull, dreary script doesn't make it easy either.

Unexpected pleasure .

); terrible soundtrack; muddled plot; slow moving and the worst thing of all were so many plot devices with no explanation as to why they were there and never got resolved.