The original miniseries was so well done because it really worked on that neighborhood level, that these were just ordinary people thrown into a situation they never thought could happen. And the evil insidiously starts happening, with the scientists being ostracized and blackballed. I love watching how the whole resistance begins, small gatherings in the back of a dry cleaners, etc. And then Julie's breakdown about how everybody is looking to her to lead when she doesn't even know what she's doing. It's a very elegantly put together miniseries. The second was all action and yes, was very satisfying for conclusions but now I prefer the original more, ending with Elias and Julie wondering if help will ever come.