The story is told out of order, so you'll see Captain Trips through every character's eyes as they're introduced.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.
I was pretty happy with it. They updated parts ("We'll put it on Instagram") while keeping a good amount of the original dialogue (VERY noticeable at Hap's gas station).
I'm really pleased with James Marsden, who's as good a Stu Redman as Gary Sinise was. Frannie's sort of meh, but Harold Lauder's almost perfect. You can't really do a true to the book Harold, heh. So Harold is a King Crimson fan, and loves Eraserhead.
It was great seeing Nic Lea in the opening scene, and that he's in the Boulder Free Zone! I was actually sort of hoping for Terry O'Quinn at the CDC.