05:22 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Patrick J. Adams
Originally posted 05/11/2014 09:00AM
Imagine that you are a young woman, married, ready to start a family. Imagine that you become pregnant, and that you then start to suspect that the infant you are carrying is fathered by Satan, or at least in danger of being handed over to him post-birth in a hellish variation on daycare. Imagine, too, that everyone you thought was caring for you through the pregnancy was actually on Team Satan, and that –
Oh. You've heard this before.
The chief challenge to NBC's reboot of Rosemary's Baby, the famous suspense novel that became the classic 1968 movie starring Mia Farrow, is that the story is so cleanly and efficiently laid out (in both versions).
There's no fat on it. It's a simple, devastating paranoid fantasy about a mother-to-be's worst fear: That something will go wrong with her pregnancy and with her baby.
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