"It’s a curious moment for King adaptations," says Keith Phipps in wake of CBS All Access' The Stand premiere. "In fact, it’s been curious for a while, one in which the beloved, much-adapted author’s works seem to have no natural home in film or TV, and it’s unclear which titles make sense for which medium. This situation mirrors our current moment, in which major movie studios have increasingly focused on blockbusters and franchises, an approach to which—despite the number of books he’s sold—King’s work rarely lends itself. Television, meanwhile, has proved to be rich territory for the sort of long, complex narratives that King specializes in—even those that eschew happy endings in favor of darker conclusions. However, TV has yet to produce a truly enduring King project. So which medium will prove to be the better home for his works in the future? It might be helpful first to look at the past." ALSO: Stephen King reflects on the TV adaptations of his work -- and slams Under the Dome again.