These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Complete Monster: Randall Flagg appears as a Dark Messiah in a post-apocalyptic, plague-ravaged United States. Here he builds a new civilization in Las Vegas, calling to him those with penchants for destruction, power and fascism. Flagg has people publicly crucified for opposing or failing him, murders his pregnant girlfriend for enraging him, and plans on destroying the peaceful "Free Zone" settlement just so his civilization can be the dominant one.
Ho Yay: Commander Starkey and his lieutenant, especially in the miniseries.
The scene where Larry is leaving Stu in the desert with his broken leg in the miniseries. Watch that scene, and don't deny that they come off as intimate lovers, with Stu comforting a crying Larry and holding him to his chest
Iron Woobie: Lloyd Henreid. He's a criminal, but he's not a psychopath and Flagg has given him the first taste of real respect anyone has ever given him.
Wangst: Harold (referenced in-work). At one point, he realizes that holding on to his old high school grudges is stupid and pathetic... until events conspire to drive him to The Dark Side.
Even more blatant in the miniseries, when Harold is played by Corin Nemec. The whole arc about how Harold started out universally hated for being fat and ugly with a personality to match, and later begins losing weight and taking better care of himself as he becomes more accepted and valued by his peers, suffers a bit when he's actually a quite handsome guy who just has a slightly nerdy hairdo and outfit before a subtle attack of The Glasses Gotta Go.
Unintentional Period Piece : The clothing, cars, and hairstyles set the mini-series firmly in 1994. Even some of the cast were known for their late 1980s/early 1990s popularity, but have since been much less active in their careers.
What The Hell Casting Agency: A lot of people said this about Molly Ringwald playing Frannie. A lot of others got varying degrees: Laura San Giocomo (Nadine) Corin Nemic (Harold) and Jamie Sheridan (Flagg)