Indeed, Mr. Mercedes has showcased the impressive figures during its premiere. As mentioned above, both critics and viewers have written rapturous reviews regarding the first season of the series. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the first installment of Mr. Mercedes has a score of 6.28/10 and an 85% approval rating among critics, while the viewers have rated the show at 4.4/5/91%. On Metacritic, the figures were a bit better, 71/100, 7.2/10, among critics/viewers, respectively. On IMDb, Mr. Mercedes has an overall score of 8.1/10 > 6,500 votes. In fact, it was enough to gaze at such statistics to pick up Mr. Mercedes for its next season. However, it's clear that the primary cause to renew the show is that there was enough source material for another television adaptation. The second installment of Mr. Mercedes has its roots in King's best-selling Bill Hodges Trilogy, which includes, "Mr. Mercedes," "Finders Keepers" and "End of Watch."
What Is Mr. Mercedes About?If you have not yet watched this hard-boiled detective on the AT&T Audience Network, please read a brief overview.
The story focuses on Bill Hodges, a retired police officer who had been investigating a horrifying mass murder before his retirement. Hodges wasn't able to track down and punish the killer, who has claimed sixteen lives. As a result, Hodges wallowed in the deep depression. Each episode chronicles Bill's everyday life, which, as a rule, starts with a hangover and finishes by another bottle of strong alcohol. Bill's existence is entirely purposeless. Hodges is not happy with his life and even rejects seductions of a woman next door. What has caused such a depression in Bill's life?
One day, a mysterious psychopath killed sixteen people from a crowd of job-seekers gathered close to the local job fair. This cold-blooded killer did not spare even a woman holding an infant in her arms when he drove a stolen Mercedes through the line of people. Unfortunately, Hodges wasn't able to cope with this case. As a result, he got retired. But in spite of this, Bill can't put up with the fact that the killer is still enjoying freedom. However, the criminal suddenly starts to contact Hodges. This mysterious guy nicknamed "Mr. Mercedes" pursues Bill through a computer and even TV by sending him terrifying messages in the form of video clips from the crime scene.
Hodges initiates his own investigation of this case; nonetheless, his colleagues from the local police department don't take him seriously. Meanwhile, the storyline reveals the shocking story of the killer himself. In fact, numerous reasons have caused such psychopathic behavior. The subsequent story revolves around a cat-and-mouse game between the killer and his prosecutor. Who of them will destine to win?