Managed Health Scare

Kingdom Hospital, Stephen King's reimagining of his brush with death, is best when it's weirdest

On Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital (ABC, Wednesdays, 10 p.m. E.T.; premieres March 3, 9 p.m. E.T.), the creepiest sign of trouble at the eponymous medical center is not the ghost of a 9-year-old girl that patrols the halls. It's not the occasional earthquakes--in Maine!--that rattle the grounds when otherworldly forces are upset. It's the hospital's corporate logo, a sleek V shape with curlicues at the top, gleaming on the building's facade and twirling on its computer screensavers. After a few seconds, one realizes it's actually a stylized satanic goat's head. On Kingdom Hospital, the devil is not merely in the details....

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