REVIEW

Nightmares & Dreamscapes ep. 7 & 8


Posted: August 1, 2006

Last week of Nightmares & Dreamscapes are here. We have seen 6 episodes and this time it’s the last two (Autopsy Room Four and You Know They Got A Hell of a Band) we’re going to take a closer look at. This is a pretty special week if you ask me. One of the episodes has two of my favorite actors and the other is based on one of my favorite King story. So here we go…

Episode 7: Autopsy Room Four
Autopsy Room Four is one of my favorite stories by King so I was a bit nervous to see what they had done with this one…

Since this one is one of my favorites by King I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I thought it was a little to kind compared to the book. Maybe it’s because it’s on TV but the entire “stroking back to life” part was very toned down and in one scene Howard’s eyelid flinched. I don't know if that was meant as a sign that he really was alive but since he was supposed to be totally incapable of moving it looked more like a mistake by the filmmakers.

So, even though Autopsy Room Four is a favorite in written format the movie version is a mediocre version of it. It’s enjoyable but not the masterpiece it could have been.

Oh, and I really, really didn't like the hysteric wife that ran around in the hospital!

Episode 8: You Know They Got A Hell of a Band
In You Know They Got A Hell of a Band we meet Clark and Mary Willingham (played by Steven Weber and Kim Delaney) who are lost and happen to stumble on a town called Rock and Roll Heaven, Oregon. The town isn’t on any maps but, they have a free concert every night, every day…

After some convincing Mary reluctantly agrees to take a look at the town, something that proves to be the biggest mistake in her life.

Well, what can I say about You Know They Got A Hell of a Band? It’s very hard to go wrong with actors like Steven and Kim. They do their job perfectly and with a good script it can only get better. If there is something I’d like to change it’s that the famous people should look a bit more like the originals. You see how it is but you don’t quite believe it’s them…if you know what I mean. Still it’s a very good episode.

Lilja's final words about Nightmares & Dreamscapes ep. 7 & 8



So in conclusion after seeing all 8 episodes I feel that TNT had a hit with Nightmares & Dreamscapes and I really hope that the ratings agrees with me so we can look forward to a season 2 maybe as early as next year…
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