This was being discussed briefly in the Stephen King thread, but I figure no one will find it in there. So here we go.
No spoilers from the previous series or book please.
I figured the main character was a stand in for Stephen King himself. A weird horror fiction writer kid who lives in Maine. Of course when the apocalypse comes, this kid seems a little too eager for it. And he’s super creepy. So maybe he’s not a stand-in for Stephen King.
The suicides and attempted suicides in the first episode are the only thing that made me uncomfortable watching the first episode. It made the whole thing feel a little too dark.