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I wish I could watch this new TV series

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_Europe, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. This show is a remake of the best TV series I have ever seen. It was produced in Denmark in the 90's and simply called The Kingdom (or "Riget" in danish). It was so good, funny, spooky, all in one. Its set in a creepy hospital where everything is not as it seem and all the characters have weird twists. Directed by famous director Lars Von Trier, the original is out on DVD worldwide.

    But now Stephen King has rewritten and the new series is airing on ABC from March 3rd.


    Kingdom Hospital
    Wednesday, March 3 at 9/8c

    Starring Andrew McCarthy, Diane Ladd, Ed Begley Jr. and Bruce Davison.

    Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital, the haunting new 15-hour drama series created directly for television by the award-winning, best-selling master of horror, will premiere with a two-hour episode from 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET on Wednesday, March 3, and will air in its regular 10:00-11:00 p.m., ET timeslot beginning Wednesday, March 10.
    The Kingdom is a hospital with a bizarre population that includes a nearly blind security guard, a nurse who regularly faints at the sight of blood and a paraplegic artist whose recovery is a step beyond miraculous. When patients and staff hear the tortured voice of a little girl crying through the halls, they are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers … at their own peril.
    Andrew McCarthy plays the role of Dr. Hook, a brilliant surgeon who resides in the hospital's basement and has a penchant for collecting medical equipment. Diane Ladd is Mrs. Druse, a psychic hypochondriac whose strong connection to the spirit world repeatedly draws her to the emergency room of Kingdom Hospital. Bruce Davison is Dr. Stegman, whose absent bedside manner and arrogance are paralleled only by his ineptitude as a physician.
    Using Lars Von Trier's Danish miniseries Riget (a.k.a. The Kingdom) as a point of inspiration, Stephen King gives this series a unique, darkly comedic and menacing American touch. King himself describes it as ER crossed with The Shining.
    Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital is executive-produced by Stephen King and Mark Carliner and produced by Tom Brodek. Bob Phillips is also producer. The series is directed by Craig Baxley. Richard Dooling will serve as creative consultant.
  2. From the original series




    Cover of the DVD
  3. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest


    sounds like it might be good.
    If I get the chance, Ill check it out.
  4. i doubt the remake will be as good, but perhaps king's envolvment will help...
  5. WebsterUno

    WebsterUno Guest

    yeah, thats what I was thinking too.
    DIdnt a few shows from overseas
    come to america, only to flop big time.
    I know Big Brother was from Europe,
    and so was that PBS show.
    But, if Stephen King is involved,
    it might be good.
  6. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2000 Messages: 6,979 Likes Received: 2
    dont worry europe...

    like all the big TV shows these days... It will be out on DVD by next xmas.
  7. ¨
    I hope so. See the thing is, the series was written as three mini-series, about 4 episodes pr. mini-series. But they only produced the first two mini-series and now the two leading actors (the old lady seen in the elevator above and the guy in the suit in the morgue) are both dead. So they will never make the third mini-series now and Ill never know how the whole thing ends.
    Now I can at least get the Stephen king ending.

    Holy shit, it fucking ruled... I watched this two summers ago with a sublet roomate with particularly strange tastes. She came up from the video store with like 4 tapes, and says, "I got this Danish miniseries about a haunted hospital, wanna watch?", and I'm like "Uhh, ok, that's fucking random, but sure".

    30 minutes later I was laughing so hard, that shit was straaange... It's like you're watching ER for a few hours with normal doctor stuff and human relationships, and all of a sudden out of nowhere shit gets really fucking weird with ghosts and supernatural stuff, and basically merits a big ass WTF all over the place. We were hooked, we watched all the episodes in a row, and got PISSED when we learned the final episodes were never made.

    It was awesome, complete randomness. I called my parents the next day and said "I watched an entire Danish haunted-hospital miniseries yesterday. I have no idea what the fuck I was thinking. It was really fucking strange."
  9. Bump!

    This series airs tonight in America on ABC! So make sure you check it out. Its also explains the deatils about Stephen Kings own traffic accident, I saw clips this morning and it looked very dope.
  10. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 18, 2003 Messages: 2,120 Likes Received: 1
    :lol: Thanks for the bumpo. I remember this thread, but then I hadn't seen the commercials & now I know what you're talking about, and since everyone is speaking so highly of it I think I'll watch it.
  11. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Dec 28, 2001 Messages: 22,906 Likes Received: 113
    i hope it does well and ends up on tv over here too. sounds awesome
  12. Ski Mask

    Ski Mask 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 11,114 Likes Received: 209
    I caught the 30 second teaser that global was running a few times, and just dismissed it as some dysmal new Cancon, cranked out of the canadian tv mill, to meet the requirements for this year. looked like uttter shit. low production value. is it really that intresting looking? perhaps global should sack the guy cutting those promos together....
  13. Some critic just said some bad things about it on the radio here.
    Im bumping this yet again anyway.
  14. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 22, 2003 Messages: 13,989 Likes Received: 313
    best show thats not the simpsons, is trigger happy tv