Stephen King Praises One Streaming Series As The Creepiest And Most Bingeworthy On TV

Given how remarkably prolific Stephen King is, you'd think that he wouldn't have a great deal of time to spend watching movies and television – but in reality that's seems far from the truth. He manages to not only add one or two books to his bibliography every year, but also regularly consumes all manners of popular culture, as reflected in the opinions he regularly shares on social media. This is a great thing simply because it's a wonderful demonstration of his passion for storytelling, but it's also fascinating to consider in light of his recent comments about the Apple TV+ original series Servant, which he has called the creepiest and most bingeworthy program that is presently running.

The M. Night Shyamalan-produced show is currently in the midst of airing its second season, and Stephen King took to his personal Twitter account to throw some extreme praise at it. While there is a hell of a lot of great television currently available thanks to the blend of network, cable, and streaming, apparently there are few these days that excite the creator of Carrie, IT, and The Shining more than Servant. He wrote:

For what it's worth, Stephen King's original sentiment about being able to watch the first two seasons of Servant is nearly accurate, as the second season finale is set to drop on Apple TV+ this week.

Created by Tony Basgallop, Servant begins centered on a married couple, Dorothy and Sean Turner (Lauren Ambrose and Toby Kebbell), who are dealing with the fallout of a devastating personal tragedy. When their 13-week-old son dies, Dorothy experiences a mental break, and the way Sean attempts to help her recover is by getting her a "reborn doll" that she pretends is actually their child. Commitment to the fantasy grows when the in-denial mother hires a nanny named Leanne (Nell Tiger Free) to take care of the baby during the day, and her total willingness to go along with the bit causes Sean to spin out a touch – but that's nothing compared to what he discovers a few days into her employment.

This actually isn't the first time that Stephen King has commented on his love of Servant, as he originally expressed his admiration for the series back in December 2019 – about a month into its first season. He wrote on Twitter that he was "hooked" after watching the first two episodes, and his most recent comments make it pretty damn clear that his opinion of the show has only gone up. The guy knows a thing or two about creepy stories, and he's loving what the Apple TV+ original is doing.

If you're not caught up, the first 19 episodes of Servant – each about half-an-hour long – are currently available to stream for all Apple TV+ subscribers. And if you're already a fan of the series, than you probably already know that the Season 2 finale will be made available to watch this Friday, March 19 at 12am PST/3am EST.

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