The Outsider is a Perfect Blend of Mystery and Horror

Seasons one and three of True Detective are among my favorite television stories of all time. It's rare that I find a show that has just the right blend of horror and mystery for me. But I found another one, and it's The Outsider, the new HBO show based on Stephen King's novel of the same name. I haven't read the novel, so I have no idea whether or not the adaptation is faithful, but I will tell you this--it's expertly crafted as a TV series. Halfway through the ten-episode series, the pacing has been perfect, and the way this mystery is unfolding is so, so good.[...]