I actually have always loved this made for tv mini series and think that it represents the book pretty well. It helps I guess that it was penned by King himself. I can never decide which I like better, the first part when the plague is decimating mankind or the last half that follows the survivors to Mother Abigale and Randal Flagg. This film, to me anyway, portrays the destruction of mankind in a way more disturbing than any i've seen in even the biggest of big Hollywood productions. It feels REAL, widespread, hopeless, and sad. The opening of the film which shows all the doctors and lab technicians lying their dead as Blue Oyster Cult's 'Don't Fear the Reaper' plays is very potent stuff. It kicks in my imagination that all these people are going to rot and decay right where they lay. However the feeling that the end is finally here for us is no better represented as when we hear Crowded House' 'Don't Dream It's Over' play over a montage of desolation and we see that nobody is left alive. When Larry says this line of dialogue..."Can you imagine what this place (New York City) is gonna SMELL like in a few days!? 5 million people rotting in the July sun!"...it sends chills up my spine everytime I see the movie. It would take me forever to type everything I like about the mini series so i'll stop right here and give you the floor.