This is my 24th of 31 reviews of Stephen King adaptations as part of the joint Blogathon that Darren (of Movie Reviews 101) and I are running this month in honor of the great horror writer.
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“You just open your ears and listen, you can hear it. I hear it, I hear it all the time! TAP, TAP, TAP, TAP, TAP, TAPPY, TAPPY TAP… in my brain! Like a little drum, says: DON’T WAIT, don’t wait, doooon’t WAIT, DON’T WAIT! DO IT NOW! Do… it… NOW!” – Dr. Richard X. Toddhunter
Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – After a lab mishap, a 70 year old janitor starts to get younger and must evade the government agents pursuing him
My Take on it – I was quite excited to see this because it was a show based on a Stephen King story that had a cool idea similar to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
Unfortunately, there is good reason that some shows get cancelled after only 6 episodes and this one was among those that failed miserably.
Most of the story was pretty boring and not much happened even in the 4+ hours of running time.
One would expect more thrills, scares and excitement from something written by Stephen King, but this was a complete waste of potential.
Bottom Line – Understandable why this show didn’t last longer than 6 episodes. Mostly boring and uneventful. The idea is good but is never fully executed here properly and lacks any thrills or scares whatsoever.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – ‘King, Stephen’ often appears as a cameo in his own movies/series. Here he plays the greyhound bus driver that picks up Gina and Terry (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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