Kingdom Hospital: stuff I’ve been rewatching

The Stephen King version, not Lars von Trier's original.

This week, I finished watching Kingdom Hospital, another of my Christmas presents. Like the title of this post says, this has been a rewatch. And it’s amazing houw much more of the series I understood, having now rewatched it some seven years after I originally watched it on BBC 2. Be warned, there may be some spoilers ahead.

Kingdom Hospital is an adaptation of Lars von Trier’s The Kingdom and was written by Stephen King. It takes place in a town in Maine called Lewiston and follows a series of bizarre super natural phenomena in the town’s hospital – Kingdom Hospital. Actually the series focuses on how these events are relevant to a recently admitted patient who’s a famous local artist that happens to have become connected to the forces at work in and under the hospital.

There’s a dead little girl and she is not at rest.

I think one of the reasons I like the series is due to how many of the characters come to eventually accept the cause behind the forces affecting the hospital, its patients and staff. The build up to understanding is slow, but not in a bad way. It’s only the final episode that brings all the information together to convince the last few who to know what the hell is going on.

If you like your TV creepy and unusual, playing around with the concepts of life and death, then I certainly recommend watching this series.


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