The story is, as the official synopsis reveals, about “a small, isolated island community whose existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) and the arrival of a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater).” That’s all you need to know, trust me. While I think this series is a memorable journey anyway — even if I knew most of the revelations in advance, I’d still be astonished at how things unfolded — going in blind will make it so more impactful, tragic, and beautiful that you’ll want to rewatch it over and over again, just to see it in a new light. If you are anything like me, at least. It’s that kind of story. Anyway, try to stay away from spoilers on Friday, it will be worth it.
The cast plays a huge part in this, of course. The actors get good material to work with, and they deliver powerful performances that will make you feel things, good and bad, uncomfortable and strange, unsettling and beautiful. Honestly, I feel like many of them are already Performers of the Month (in my heart, at least), and it wouldn’t be insane if some of them made it to the Emmys next year.
- I feel like the gore in Midnight Mass is heavier than in The Haunting series.
- The show consists of seven long episodes — the shortest is around 55 minutes. Most are 1 hour long. The best part: time really flies when you’re watching them.
- There’s at least one memorable scene per episode, and it was hard for me to choose my favorite chapter.
- Many aesthetically impressive scenes await you. Also, the soundtrack is gorgeous!
- I hope to help Midnight Mass make it to Quote of the Week and Scene of the Month! There are so many deserving, haunting moments.
- This show is not filled with jumpscares everywhere, but when they happen, oh! You will remember them.
- There are some thought-provoking, touching monologues along the way; one, in particular, left me speechless, and I rewatched it many times.
- There’s one despicable character you probably won’t be very fond of, which means the actress rocks.
- In fact, as I said before, the entire cast rocks!!!
- Religious moments and ceremonials are portrayed in such a believable way.
- I never pictured myself so anxious and nervous watching parents having a conversation in a classroom, but then I watched this.