So, I slept in because I stayed up to watch the last 4 episodes of The Stand, hence a post a little later than usual. What did I think for this version? If you're like me and read the original book oh, so many years ago, you can skip the last episode since that a new, more prolonged ending of an earlier revised ending. It's totally unnecessary. I did not like that the main characters had their stories told in flashback, many, many things were left out. The idea of an extended miniseries is to pack in as much of the original story as possible. Flashbacks weakened the dramatic threads binding the characters together. The only character who ends up having any substance is Harold Lauder who appears in 7 of the 8 episodes which tell the story, his storyline is that important. The rest are given short shrift and so there is no heartache at the end when some don't survive and that's a shame.
My new desk arrived yesterday, and will be assembled later this morning. I'm also using my Instant Pot to make a turkey meatball soup. Also, because the temps are supposed to get up into the mid 50's (F) a walk is planned for the dogs. I do believe we are turning the corner and heading into spring.
Oh, and I saw where Mike Pence declined an invitation to speak at CPAC. The Cult of Trump is continuing to tear apart the party. Yeah!!
Now, it's time to cook some breakfast.
Michael Elizabeth Pence declined when he heard they'd invited IMPOTUS.ReplyDelete
I've a feeling their love affair is over.
I do believe their roster will be filled with many, many Cracker Jack Cultists.Delete
I don't know where the stand is airing. The story was written so long ago does it still hold up as a TV show? Sounds like this version did not.ReplyDelete
It's on CBS All Access, no nudity but a lot of language. It stands the test of time, it was just that the implementation of flashbacks failed to flesh out the main characters except for Harold who becomes a driving force.Delete
putzy KNOWS they want his head on a silver platter. his fly friend also declined the invitation. mother doesn't want mikey playing with the other boyz.ReplyDelete
His less then promising political career is now dead.Delete
The Stand???? Had no idea that was a show. I remember the mini series. That was pretty well done. Too many remakes these days.ReplyDelete
It's fairly true to the book. CBS delayed it because of the pandemic. Though, as I said, the last episode really has nothing to do with the story.Delete
I'd never heard of The Stand but when I just looked it up on Amazon France they had it on offer on kindle for a short time for €2.49 so I bought it. I'm a bit worried about 1,400-1,500 pages though!ReplyDelete
It reads fast. I read the Lincoln Tunnel section during a speech class I had when I was in college and aced it.Delete
Oh, the Devil's Butler still gushed about Cheeto in private. Sniveling little worm. Ugh. I can't with him.ReplyDelete
And I have not watched this version of The Stand. I loved the book and I think that what you say about caring for the characters does lose impact when their stories are told in flashbacks. It's a technique more often than not abused.
Now I don't feel as guilty that I was not able to watch this. I'm watching Helstrom on Hulu and that's kept me entertained.
They're a party tearing themselves apart. Good.Delete