By Thomas Krehbiel
· Wednesday, Nov 10, 2004, 6:09 PM · 193 words
We finished watching Kingdom Hospital on DVD tonight. Overall it was pretty good but I think the 14 episodes could have easily been shrunk down to 4 or 5. I guess they were hoping for an X-Files type of series where half the episodes don't have anything to do with the basic story arc.
It was pretty typical Stephen King. Lots of "inside jokes" ("short time," "Little Tall," "Nozz-a-la," etc.) The obligatory SK cameo. Lots of lines that work on paper but not spoken aloud. Lots of freakishly weird characters. Lots of meandering around the plot.
Antubus was quite well animated for a television show, but that's probably been said before. I was rather puzzled when he transformed from a CG creature to a teenage goth boy in the last couple of episodes though. Probably just ran out of time to render all that hair.
I'm curious to see the Lars Von Trier "The Kingdom" miniseries it was based on, but after seeing (read: fast-forwarding through a great deal of) "Dogville" a few weeks ago I'd be too scared to actually go through with watching it.
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