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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 Sally Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Stegman (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Peter Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Otto (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Hook (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Christa (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Mary Jensen (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Lona Massingale / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Jesse James (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Abel Lyon (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Nurse Carrie Von Trier / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. Christine Draper (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Natalie Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
Del Pentecost ...
 Bobby Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Antubis / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
William Wise ...
 Dr. Louis Traff (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Nurse Brick Bannerman (11 episodes, 2004)
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 Danny (10 episodes, 2004)
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 Ollie (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)
Penelope Corrin ...
 Julie (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Idler #2 (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Mona Klingerman (6 episodes, 2004)
Bill Meilen ...
 Dr. Egas Gottreich / ... (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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The names of some of the characters carry a tribute to the original Danish series, _"Riget" (1994) (mini)_. Hook was in Danish Krogshøj (krog meaning hook), Mrs Druse was originally Drusse, the character Carrie Von Trier shares surname with author of the original series, Lars von Trier, and Otto's name in the Danish series was Hansen where he was played by Danish actor, Otto Brandenburg. See more »

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When Peter finds the old newspaper clippings in the back of Mary's doll, the headlines say "Hundreds Missing and Dead in Gates Falls Mill fire", and under it is the information on the fire. When Sally and Hook save Mary and the headlines change to "Mill Owner, Foreman Arrested in Arson Plot", underneath is the very same information that was on the last newspaper, which was supposed to no longer exist. See more »

Quotes

Otto: Hello, Abel... hello, Christa... I'm supposed to take you now...
Christa: [in unison with Abel] To the dream room? Miss Druse wants us, she wants us!
[both Abel and Christa snicker and exchange glances]
Otto: [Looking amazed] How did you know that?
Abel Lyon: [in unison with Christa] Take us, take us!
[they each hold Otto's hands as he escorts them toward the elevators]
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Worry About You
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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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