“ 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.