Kingdom Hospital (2004– )

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Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

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 Dr. Elmer Traff (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Danny (10 episodes, 2004)
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 Liz Hinton (10 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Sonny Gupta (9 episodes, 2004)
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 Firecracker Man (8 episodes, 2004)
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 Henry Havens (8 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Brenda Abelson (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Richard Shwartzton (7 episodes, 2004)
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 Julie (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Idler #2 (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Mona Klingerman (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Rolf Pederson (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Frank Schweigen (6 episodes, 2004)
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Shocking and frightening tale of a haunted hospital that was built over an ancient graveyard. The doctors have put all their faith into science and technology, and are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers...at their own peril. Written by Cappella -NL-

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Sony pictures wanted the show shot on HD video. The director wanted to shoot on 35mm film. Stephen King agreed with his director and paid for the additional expenses out of his own pocket. See more »

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When Dr. Hook gives Otto a soda, the can is closed. The next shot reveals that the can is open, but later in the scene you hear Otto open the can. See more »

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Paul: Call the doctor, call the nurse, this guy's goofy and gettin' worse.
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A mediocre and not funny remake
9 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The First thing you have to know is that "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital" on ABC is a remake of the Danish mini-series "Riget" and "Riget II" by Lars Von Trier. So it's essentially a process of "translating" something for the mainstream. My main problem with this was that they didn't focused on all the important things; it lost all the humor factor and it's special weirdo characters, and that was what made the original show so unique. And now we don't have any of that, we lost all the interesting characters and the black humor, what we get is the gore and the ghost story only. It really gives an idea about how little King and the Americans understood from the original. Yes, Ernst-Hugo Järegård is irreplaceable, but for God's sake, even the rest of these characters are all too normal, they look too nice, healthy, like models. Even when they supposed to be weird, it's somehow cliched, typical commercially "alternative". It's the paradox goal of this show, you can't turn the alternative to mainstream while remain alternative, because they are the antitheses of each other.

Another negative thing is that it's budget was probably like 10 times higher than the original, that's not negative on it's own, but they used that money on things that would have been much better without them, first of all it looks like a Hollywood movie, even though they tried to create some alternative look with the lighting but it's still too nice, too hyper realistic, that subtracts from the creepy mood a lot. And then we have some CGI characters, a talking sloth-bear, that has the teeth of the Worms from Dreamcatcher... As a conclusion you get what you have expected, a dumbed down, mainstream version of something original, and the worst is that it's badly executed.

My Rating: 3 / 10


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