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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 Abel Lyon (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Natalie Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Bobby Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Antubis / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
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 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)
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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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 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 scene where Peter Rickman is hit by a car happens almost exactly how Stephen King described the time he was hit by a car in his memoir, "On Writing". The only difference is that the man who hit King in real life was older, sober and stopped to see if he was all right. 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 »

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Paul: You missed the ball, and buddy, that's all at the ol' ball game!
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Remake of The Kingdom (1994) See more »

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Worry About You
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Very worthwhile!
29 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the best video representations of Stephen King's writing style (although he did not write the original novel), "Kingdom Hospital" definitely worth the watching! Granted, this mini-series is not for everyone. If you're into short, powerful horror films that end with all the loose ends neatly tied up, this one just won't be for you. Just as in his novels, King takes his time to explore characters, situations, the macabre, and so on. Like his novels, this is a rich exploration that takes the time and patience of the viewer.

What I liked the most about this series were the running motifs that tied the numerous subplots together in very subtle ways. Things like secret hand-signs, recurring phrases, and soundtrack songs like "Red Dragon Tattoo" by Fountains of Wayne. I also like the way that black humor was woven into situations in ways that seemed appropriate, and yet not overdone.

I'm sure that "Kingdom Hospital" will never win any artistic awards, but the quality of this piece surpasses much of what one can expect from American television miniseries.


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