Umney’s Last Case
This one stars William H. Macy, who got nominated for an Emmy for his role in this show. Good, because he’s good.
As for the episode itself:
I enjoyed the 40’s hommage and the conversation between the creator and the created to a point, then things just got so muddled toward the end that I found this adaptation frustrating.
You Know They Got A Hell Of A Band
An even bigger mess. Yuck.
I remember going Pfft when I finished reading the story Autopsy Room Four is based on, so I didn’t even bother to view the episode.
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Personal favorite: The End of the Whole Mess. Good story, affecting drama. And I’ve always liked Ron Livingston, even when he played that jerk in House.
Battleground, for William Hurt. Fifth Quarter, maybe, but the story isn’t much. Umney’s Last Case, but they should have fixed those final scenes.
Do I want more? Depends on what stories the producers are going to adapt next.
(Photos from Liljas-Library.com)