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The Stand: The Circle Closes – Review

This review contains spoilers for the episode and the series. This new adaptation was meant to be a fresh start for The Stand.  A fresh perspective.  In some moments, it managed to explore new grounds.  The time hopping for instance, was a device meant to speed up the opening act of journeys out west.  Whether […]

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The Stand: The Stand – Review

This review contains spoilers for episode 8 of The Stand. It is no coincidence that the Coloradans in this episode of that have no reason to have hope, have the most.  While Mother Abagail’s limited power has faded, Flagg’s power has on been on the rise. Literally. Flagg is floating around his penthouse, charging up […]

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The Stand: The Walk – Review

This week’s episode is about faith and delusion.  Mother Abagail sets a mission, Nadine runs toward her destiny, and everyone puts their future in the hands of their faith.  In what is the slowest paced episode to date, the show manages to have its most interesting outing yet.  The feel of this episode is a […]

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Review: The Stand: The Vigil

Please be advised that this review contains spoilers for the episode. Randall Flagg makes his move this week for Team Evil.  With a new player, a new plan, and a new hot tip on the Boulder spies, everything seems to be coming up Flagg at the start.  But all is not as it seems as […]

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The Stand: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas – Review

This review contains minor spoilers. As the saying goes, you can’t con a con. This week we delve into the world of deceit in a fully linear episode of The Stand. We spend time with the spies in both New Vegas and Boulder, and we examine the reach of Flagg’s power. As the first episode […]

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Review: The Stand: House of the Dead

This review contains minor spoilers. This week’s episode of The Stand deals with disguises.  The disguises we take on to hide and the ones we take on to protect others.  In “House of the Dead,” we focus on the five main committee members.  We watch the committee in their official role, and we flashback to […]

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Review: The Stand: Blank Page

This week’s episode of The Stand is about choices.  Do these characters have choices or are they stuck on a pre-destined path?  Does one’s past choices mean that their path is set?  Or can you change who you are by making choices that you may not have made in your old life?  This episode looks […]

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Review: The Stand: Pocket Savior

Please note that the review below includes mild spoilers for the second episode of The Stand. As strange as it sounds, this second episode of The Stand covers more terrifying ground than the first.  Though episode one covers the start of the super flu and downfall of man, it also covered more hopeful viewpoints.  This […]

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The Stand Ep 1: The End of “The End” is the Start

When the opening of the new adaptation of The Stand begins, it is very clear that this is a different take on a familiar story.  It also telegraphs that linear storytelling is out the window on this go round.  The first shot is a view of a cornfield accompanied by the voice of Mother Abagail […]

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Review: “The Stand” Delivers

It is as inevitable that this new telling of The Stand will be compared to the current epidemic as it will be to the original novel.  Though filming ended just shy of the COVID shutdowns, some moments feel pulled straight from the post-COVID year.  On the other hand, there are moments that feel pre-pandemic.  One […]