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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 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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 Christa (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Mary Jensen (13 episodes, 2004)
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 Abel Lyon (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. 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)
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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In the episode "Shoulda' Stood In Bed", the name of the lawyer that found Mona Klingerman's anesthesiology report is Stephen Dooling. Stephen Dooling is made up of parts of the names of the producers of Kingdom Hospital, Stephen King and Richard Dooling. 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 »

Quotes

Paul: Dr Gottreich? Are you forgetting? Sterile technique?
Dr. Egas Gottreich: Germs and such? Boy, who's been feeding you this poppycock?
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Na Na Hey Ney Kiss Him Goodbye
Written by Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, and Paul Leka
Performed by Steam
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An enjoyable Stephen King series that has its ups and downs. Mostly enjoyable.
10 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed Kingdom hospital very much but i felt at times it was a bit slow and a few episodes were made up of unnecessary events, that weren't crucial to the plot, although some were enjoyable. The first episode was fantastic at the start but then dragged on for an extra 20 minutes too long and the first 4 episodes had a good atmosphere. Then the series got a bit boring although mostly enjoyable to watch. I loved the episode 'Butter fingers' and the last two episodes were excellent bar the unsatisfying ending. At times the show was quite scary and certainly creepy but there's nothing that will haunt you forever here. The effects were quite good especially on the creepy anteater that roams the old kingdom. I recommend it if you like the Craig r Baxley and Stephen King combination and if you enjoyed this or want to watch a enjoyable series by the pair but not one as long then i recommend 'Rose red', 'Storm of the century' and 'the shining (1997)'.Once again there is some cool atmospheric music from Gary Chang although lots of the music is just the same piece playing throughout the series. I found it entertaining because or the plot and the mystery once you watch one show you want to see the next! All in all kingdom hospital is good, when you've got the time for it.


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