Stephen King surrendered to “Baby Reindeer”: what he said about the Netflix series

Stephen King surrendered to “Baby Reindeer”: what he said about the Netflix series

Stephen Kingauthor of horror novels such as It, Carrie and The Shininghas written an essay on baby reindeerthe successful series of Netflix.

King posted on his official X account earlier this week: “I have an essay about BABY REINDEER in the London Times. I can’t believe they paid me to write about such a great show, but they did. Of course, I DID pay for Netflix.”

In The Times article, King talks about the hit Netflix series, which has garnered more than 22 million views in just three weeks.

The series is adapted from a play written by and starring Richard Gadd, who plays a fictional version of himself on the Netflix show. A semi-autobiographical story that tells the story of a struggling comedian named Donny, who is relentlessly harassed by an older woman named Martha.

What Stephen King said about Baby Reindeer

King praised the show’s stamina, writing, “Unlike most episodes of streaming series, which can seem bloated at 50 minutes or even longer, Reindeer Baby’s episodes, each about 30 minutes, “They are like short, quick stabs administered by a very sharp knife.”

In addition to describing the seven-part series as “one of the best things” he had ever seen, He drew comparisons between it and his 1987 thriller, Misery..

Adapted to film in 1990 starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, Misery tells the story of a novelist who is rescued by a former nurse after a car accident. However, things take a turn when it is slowly revealed that she is, in fact, being held hostage in the house of her number one fan.

“My first thought was to thank God my novel came first, or people would assume I had stolen it from Richard Gadd.”King wrote about the similarities of the two stories.

Speaking about one of the key takeaways from the show, King commented: “The great gift (I won’t call it a trick) of Baby Reindeer is that we come to understand why it took Donny so long to report his abuse.”

He continued: “In his heart, Donny believes he deserves it. We feel empathy for him instead of impatience, and we also come to feel empathy for Martha.”

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