#1 Posted on 13.7.06 2331.16 Reposted on: 13.7.13 2332.51
Anyone check it out Wednesday night? I taped it and just watched it tonight. The first episode was well done considering there was no dialogue. The "army men coming alive" could've gotten cheesy, but I thought they avoided that angle pretty well.
The second one was really intense. I was especially into the acting of Eion Bailey. Kinda confusing toward the end, but overall, really spooky.
This looks like it'll be a successful outlet for King, who hasn't had a ton of success in the TV-Movie department (even though I love even his cheesiest movies). Keeping it to one hour is smart, so it avoids some of the pitfalls of King's longer movies.
#2 Posted on 14.7.06 1051.00 Reposted on: 14.7.13 1051.48
I caught "Battleground", but skipped "Crouch End" since I didn't care much for the story anyway (which was to me, disjointed and uninteresting). "Battleground" was true enough to the short story (from Night Shift), so that bodes well for the other episodes that I am waiting to see. I agree with geemoney with the choice of keeping them to an hour (or less). With some of the short stories that have turned into full movies (Maximum Overdrive, Lawnmower Man, and Children of the Corn), it seems like a good idea...
Next Wednesday is "Umney's Last Case" (which was decent enough, and as a bonus stars William H. Macy), and "The End of the Whole Mess" which has been one of my favorite King short stories.