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Juliette Lewis

Fox's new miniseries 'Wayward Pines' is good, creepy fun

Fox's new miniseries 'Wayward Pines' is good, creepy fun

"Wayward Pines," Fox's rising-panic journey through a spooky town nestled in a spookier forest, offers many attractions, not the least of which is its format. As many have already noted with unabashed relief, "Wayward Pines," which premieres Thursday, is an actual miniseries — as opposed to a miniseries with renewal ambitions — a designation that means there will be something approximating an ending/answer in the 10th and final episode.

Or not, of course. "Wayward Pines" is based on a trilogy by novelist Blake Crouch, who is still living and, one assumes, capable of signing off on a sequel or prequel. More important, it is produced and the...