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Wonderland (American TV series)

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Wonderland is a 2000 ABC television drama directed by Peter Berg. It depicted daily life in a mental institution, from the perspectives of both the doctors and patients. Only two episodes aired on ABC during its original run in 2000. DirecTV aired all eight episodes on its channel The 101 Network starting January 14, 2009.[1]. In 2014, the entire series was available for free on Hulu (which has since become a subscription service).

Wonderland
Wonderland-logo.jpg
Also known asBellevue
GenreMedical drama
Created byPeter Berg
StarringTed Levine
Michelle Forbes
Michael Jai White
Billy Burke
Martin Donovan
Also Starring
Joelle Carter
Patricia Clarkson
Theme music composerMadonna
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Tony Krantz
Peter Berg
Producer(s)Peter R. McIntosh
James Steven Sadwith
Production location(s)New York City, New York, United States
Running time50 minutes
Production company(s)Touchstone Television
Imagine Television
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
The 101 Network
Original release30 March –
26 April 2000

The show had many controversial positions on the mental health crisis and its treatment.[2]

Contents

Main castEdit

Main crewEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Pilot"Peter BergPeter BergMarch 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)
2"20/20 Hindsight"Charles McDougallBonnie MarkApril 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)
3"Spell Check"John David ColesPeter BergUNAIRED
4"The Raw and the Cooked"TBATBAUNAIRED
5"Full Moon"TBATBAUNAIRED
6"Wilt Chamberlin 3.0"TBATBAUNAIRED
7"Personality Plus"TBATBAUNAIRED
8"Hello, Goodbye"TBATBAUNAIRED

RatingsEdit

  • Episode 1: 13 million viewers
  • Episode 2: 7.5 million viewers

Incidental musicEdit

The theme song of the show is a simple humming. It is performed by Madonna,[3] although the DirecTV re-airing of the show uses a different theme song (not by Madonna).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bednarski, P. J. (2008-12-10). "DirecTV's 101 Network to Re-Run 'Wonderland'". www.broadcastingcable.com. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  2. ^ The fictitious character Dr. Robert Banger, M.D., psychiatrist, says this in a show episode:

    "When the pressures of modern society become too great for a person, when one's chemical dynamic becomes such that they are unbalanced, that they cease painting within the lines, they come to us. These are the people that society would prefer just go away -- the shadow people. The shadow people that project upon us their shadow and remind us just how tenuous mental health is. Our worst fears. They remind us how easy it can be to slip."

  3. ^ Vanmaele, Bart. "Wonderland". Mad-Eyes.Net. Retrieved December 28, 2014.

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