- Summary: A five-hour sci-fi miniseries that aired on ABC in 1993, Wild Palms was based on the Details magazine comic strip by Bruce Wagner and executive produced by Oliver Stone. The cast includes James Belushi, Dana Delany, Kim Cattrall, Robert Loggia, and Angie Dickinson, and the story is set in a dystopian, virtual reality-filled future (2007).… Expand
- Genre(s): Movie/Mini-Series, Science Fiction
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: May 16, 1993
- Episode Length: 240
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
A six-hour miniseries so ripe with abrupt violence, lush illogic, and slashing humor that it makes most of [Oliver Stone's films] look like -- well, like bad TV movies. ... In its length, scope, sweeping visual tableaux, and over-the-top passion, Wild Palms is more like an opera than a TV show. But then, it's also more like a TV show than the series to which it's most likely to be compared: Twin Peaks.
A few minutes into this futuristic fantasy, and viewers numbed by TV's docudrama deluge will realize they've stumbled onto something special. A few more minutes, and a lot of them might be zapping off to Married . . . with Children. But those who fall for Wild Palms could fall hard: what we have here may be TV's next cult hit. Or at the very least, the most spellbinding mini-series to come along since Twin Peaks.