TV Review: 'Midnight Mass' is the best new series of 2021

Zach James

September 29, 2021

This change is evident in the finale, which contains a beautiful, orange sunrise, as opposed to the usual Crockett Island weather, overcast and rainy. I have to give credit to the cinematographers, Michael Fimognari and James Kniest, who somehow managed to make consistently beautiful shots out of the consistently desolate, blue and seemingly dead Crockett Island.

Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat, Midnight Mass is spectacular in almost every conceivable way. The directing, top-notch. The writing, exemplary. The cast, amazing. The cinematography, beautiful. The pacing, on-point. The score, haunting. It’s everything modern horror should be. It’s an analytical and objective look at religion and how those in power bend religious texts to their own agendas, presented as a slow-burn character-driven Netflix series. It’s enthralling in every sense of the word.