Advertisements The Stand, a new miniseries on CBS All Access based on the Stephen King novel. The first episode premiered today. I think the first episode was decent. Seemed to kind of hurry through the whole Captain Tripps global pandemic part. I'm hoping as they introduce more and more of the characters that it fills in those parts of the story. I thought Gary Sinise was a great Stu Redman in the older miniseries so James Marsden has some big shoes to fill. I think Alexander Skarsgard could make a really great Randall Flagg, hopefully his portrayal will meet my expectations. I'm looking forward to episode 2.