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Dead Zone TV Series?

Discussion in 'The Dead Zone' started by Rockym, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Rockym

    Rockym Well-Known Member

    How come there's no section for the Dead Zone TV series that ran from 2002-2007? I kinda stumbled upon it while browsing IMDB and see that it starts Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny.

    Is it that bad that it wouldn't get its own section under TV? Or is it because it got cancelled before it ended?

    I also wanted to see if anyone here has seen it and if it's worth checking out.
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Good
    question. I will alert Jordan.
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...it was a good series, but didn't hew closely to the book....
     
  4. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I saw the film,but didn't know there was a TV series.
     
  5. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I saw some of it and it wasn't bad. It went on for several seasons. I've heard that the series went downhill in the last season or two (but don't most TV shows?). I think I watched the first season on netflix a long time ago.
     
  6. Jordan

    Jordan Webmaster-at-Large Administrator Moderator

    Basically, because Stephen was not involved with the series. It's the same reason no sequels to anything are listed.
     
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  7. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    It wasn't bad -- they took the concept and ran with it. The same people were responsible for Haven.
     
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  8. Rockym

    Rockym Well-Known Member

    Not surprised about the sequels, every one I have ever checked out was beyond terrible.

    Haven? As in Tommyknockers? Did they make a series out of that too? Or does this take place before or after the book?
     
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  9. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    No, Haven is a SyFy series based (loosely) on The Colorado Kid. The final season will air this fall.
     
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  10. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    We watched it and liked it. The first few seasons were the best and then, yeah, it started dragging on us. We didn't see the whole series. But what we saw was entertaining.
    Imagine that instead of shooting Greg Stillson and getting killed, Johnny and Greg are alive and have yet to encounter, but when they start to, look out, and with Johnny's abilities recognized by some, including the local sheriff, who is married to Johnny's pre-coma love interest, Sarah, who has a kid.... well, anyway, I don't know how all that sounds, but it was executed well.

    The toughest part for me was identifying the lead actor, who did a good job, as the kid in Weird Science and Vacation.
     
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  11. OldDarth

    OldDarth Well-Known Member

    Show was great for the first four seasons and then it limped to the finish line. It's a prime example of a series that needed to be given an end date so things could be resolved properly. Sadly, that did not happen.
     
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  12. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member


    This is did not know, I was surprised that king was not an executive producer? I watched the first episode and liked it. Did Johnny know Sara was pregnant with their son before the accident?
     
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  13. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member


    He was also in the breackfast club and the nerd kid
     
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  14. Dynamo

    Dynamo Well-Known Member

    It was OK overall but I though it was kind of hit or miss when it came to individual episodes. And it was corny at times. I usually suggest people not even bother with it because just when things are really getting good (or good again) with Johnny and Stillson the show was cancelled. And apparently they didn't get the memo until it was too late because the show didn't wrap up any loose ends. In fact I believe it ended on a cliffhanger.
     
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  15. Hill lover35

    Hill lover35 Well-Known Member

    Oh that is crappy.l. Yes hate when that crap happens
     
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  16. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    I liked the series a lot, and every season had redeeming episodes. I liked how the series only deferred the ending we've all come to expect. We'll never know if that were still ultimately going to happen even though the circumstances did change a lot. At one point they even included the conspiracy theory that Bin Laden was on kidney dialysis .....
     
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