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We're about halfway through watching the Hulu series based on the Stephen King time travel novel about trying to stop the JFK assassination. We really, REALLY liked the book. So far, I think its a good adaptation, even though there are some very significant changes. for the search engine: Kennedy, 1963
I could have sworn we had a thread on this, but the only thing that comes up when I search is our thread for The Stand. So I guess I'll start one and wait for my ahem. Has anyone watched the pilot? I managed to catch it on Amazon streaming last night and--well, it's alright. I'm not totally sold on it--the format seemed wonky, with everything building up but not paying off within the episode itself (to be expected of a pilot, but I also expect a little tension-and-release within the episode). So far, no real thoughts--except that, forget The Killing, Under the Dome is the real contender for "heir to Twin Peaks": a small town of characters living essentially soap operatic lives who are confronted with an unexplainable, possibly supernatural or science-fictional, break in their reality? The good thing is that--unlike Happy Town--this show doesn't push the quirkiness too far, doesn't try too hard to be Twin Peaks; it just mines some of the same territory to similar effect. I'll have to give it a couple of episodes to see how I like it, though.
King's already written the script, and John Cusack has signed on to star. Just looking for a director. This is one of my favorite King stories. The opening chapter alone was one of the most "cinematic" things I've ever read. It will fit well I think in the whole zombie obsessed culture we now live in. http://www.screendaily.com/home/afm/john-cusack-to-star-in-cargos-stephen-king-adaptation-cell/5048346.article