Originally Posted by Pengwin7
I don't know... OK, I guess.
I watched in around November. It was out in the 90s... I remember catching a couple episodes of the mini-series on network (ABC?) television.
It's strange because Rob Lowe is in it as a mute.
And the guy that played (oddly enough) Dobber-from-Coach is in it.
And that one girl that was the 80s hit-girl was in it... ah, what's her name... Pretty in Pink/Sixteen Candles girl.
The villainous crew is really tame in the mini-series. It's like, damn - can't you be meaner?
My wife had just finished reading The Stand on her Kindle (which she gave a 10/10, 5/5 stars to).
We watched 10minutes together and she said she didn't want to watch it all. But I did.
She said it was one of her favourite stories to read of all-time, I think.
Long story short... 2.5/5 (the mini-series).
Good story, pretty crappy acting... and certainly they left a bunch out due to time restraints.
You know the story with King mini-series on TV... never as good as the book.
Good analysis. I enjoyed the series, more for entertainment value and the story rather than in comparison with the book. Yeah there was some bad acting, including Molly Ringwald (that's who you mean) who was a lot more whiny in the film than her character in the book. Also, the main girl who ends with Flagg (Nadine) is the same character in the book but with a different role. There was another character who played Nadine's part in the book - can't remember her name - that was not in the film. Yep, tons were omitted even though it was a six hour film.
The book itself is one of my favourites. A classic. And I believe it's one of King's favourites as well.