Stephen King celebrates his 75th birthday in true style, feet up, remote in hand, sending a shout-out to his current favourite tv show.
2022 has also seen the King of Horror give a shout-out to Yellowjackets, Severance in which he named the “coolest, loopiest” show of the spring; and dubbed Shining Girls as being “exactly what streaming is made for;” and just a few weeks ago, he hailed the work done on Black Bird.
But BEST is what were are after, and at this current moment in time, it seems that a limited series has caught his attention. Taking to his preferred social media platform, Twitter, King shared: FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL (Apple+) is the best-limited series I’ve seen this year. Heartbreaking. All episodes are now streaming.
Five Days At Memorial premiered on Apple TV+ in August, with the finale airing last Friday. Relishing the limited series, King was quick to jump on the socials and deliver his verdict.
Adapted by the book of the same name (Sheri Fink), Five Days At Memorial is set during the devastating Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana back in 2005. The deeply harrowing, highly binge-able series follows the events that took place in the Memorial Medical Center as thousands of people were trapped without power – forcing doctors and administrators to make difficult and highly dangerous decisions. An eye-opener to say the least.
The show has a tight cast, including Vera Farmiga, Julie Ann Emery, Cherry Jones, Robert Pine, Cornelius Smith Jr., Adepero Aduye, W. Earl Brown, and Michael Gaston.
Check out King’s endearing tweet below, and the subsequent follow-on tweets from the cast of the show.
FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL (Apple+) is the best limited series I've seen this year. Heartbreaking. All episodes are now streaming.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) September 16, 2022
— Julie Ann Emery (@julieannemery) September 17, 2022
I vividly remember being 15, sitting on the sands of Daytona Beach during a family vacation, reading THE STAND. I had only recently discovered the joy of reading for fun and I was absorbed by that book. That was over 40 years ago…
— W. Earl Brown (@WEarlBrown) September 17, 2022
“Five Days at Memorial is about choice. The choices that you have to make in extraordinary circumstances.” – Robert Pine (Dr. Baltz)
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) September 20, 2022