The Stand ★★½

2 episodes yesterday, 2 episodes today. Each one getting worse as the show goes along because of the sheer number of characters (who are barely developed outside of a few) and with some really terrible acting. The acting in this is just so distracting, and sounds like camp when the tone of the show isn’t camp. The visual effects kind of suck (but it’s the 90s, so no biggie) but the makeup and prosthetics look really good. Mick Garris likes to show a lot of dead bodies during the show, but I get it because of how great they look. If only the rest of the show was as great as that. The ending is very anti-climatic and confusing.