Adam Finley: The desperation of Stephen King
When the mini-series of Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes was about to air, and I told the TV Squad team that I'd like to review the first episode, Adam and I got on a discussion together about being fans of Stephen King, what books we'd read, movies we'd seen. He and I certainly saw eye-to-eye when it came to this subject. This is Adam's very first post for TV Squad.
Originally published June 8, 2005.
Despite what the Internet Movie Database says, Desperation, the next TV adaptation of a Stephen King novel, will be produced as a feature for ABC, not a miniseries. King, on his official Web site, is singing the praises of director Mick Garris (who also helmed other King television adaptations such as The Stand and The Shining) and a cast which includes Ron Perlman, Henry Thomas, and Tom Skerritt. The question is: will it actually be as good as King says? Probably not, but both The Stand and The Shining were decent miniseries, especially when compared to such dreck as The Tommyknockers (where the cast seemed unaware of what movie they were in most of the time) and The Langoliers which ended with some awesome digital effects of creatures devouring time and space but was preceded by two hours of actors devouring my will to live.
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