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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:02 PM

Oh boy - I sorta wish I hadn't started watching this . . . .



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The Stand is a post-apocalyptic dark fantasy novel written by American author Stephen King and first published in 1978 by Doubleday. The plot centers on a pandemic of a weaponized strain of influenza that kills almost the entire world population.

He wrote this FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO

One season - 9 episodes - they're all there.

I'm at 19 minutes in the first episode and I'm riveted - not sure I even like it,

but that's Stephen King for ya . . .

I'll check back with y'all later -

gonna be a long night . .

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stand

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Reply Oh boy - I sorta wish I hadn't started watching this . . . . (Original post)
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brewens Mar 30 #1
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Response to Worried2020 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:07 PM

1. Read the book when it first came out and have a copy of the original mini-series. I loved both.

Is this the new one?

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:37 PM

2. Yup - 2021

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Reminds me of a book I read back in the early 60s


On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British author Nevil Shute after he migrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the Northern Hemisphere, following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches, each person deals with impending death differently.[2][3]

Shute's initial story was published as a four-part series, The Last Days on Earth, in the London weekly periodical Sunday Graphic, in April 1957. For the novel, Shute expanded the storyline.[4] The story has been adapted twice as a film (in 1959 and 2000) and once as a BBC radio broadcast in 2008.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Beach_(novel)

Had an overwhelming effect on me for decades . .

hmmmmmmm



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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 10:44 PM

3. I saw the movie. I remember the overwhelming feeling of impending doom.

Good story with no happy ending.

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Response to Worried2020 (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:16 AM

5. I already watched the first two episodes. So far, not impressed. I can't see where they improved on

mini-series at all so far. Larry going through the sewer was nothing like their going through the Lincoln tunnel in the book and mini-series. I have no idea why they thought that would fly?

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Response to brewens (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 31, 2021, 01:18 AM

6. Oh, man.

Iím the same as you and just did an hour long dive into spoiler videos and episode guides of this new one. It doesnít sound promising.

Apparently, it starts out good but progressively gets worse. Read a ton of comments from book and original mini series fans and, by and large, they were not pleased. ďDisappointedĒ is the word I saw most often. And most commenters seemed pretty open minded about changes, and understood movies are never exactly like the books, so itís not just super fans nitpicking and bitching about everything.

They do a non-linear telling of the story, starting in Boulder. The breakdown of society is told in flashbacks and they arenít very comprehensive. Character development suffers because of this and due to pacing being way too fast. Over and over folks commented that the story pushes on so quickly, you never get attached to the characters. The ending is some what changed and the additions sound a little odd.

Alexander Skarsgard plays Flagg, so that is good. I love him.

I had forgotten they were making a new one. Donít know if Iíll watch it.

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Response to Worried2020 (Original post)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 11:05 PM

4. I

read it when it first came out in paperback. I had the bible on one side of me and the dictionary on the other! The walking man YIKES. Loved every word.

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Response to Worried2020 (Original post)

Sat Apr 3, 2021, 06:37 AM

7. Well - I made it thru the whole series.

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Took off in a direction I didn't really enjoy, and not even close to what I expected.

Not sorry I watched all the episodes, but it won't be one I'll watch again.

I remember now why I didn't read much of Stephen King's work.

Oh well . . .




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