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Under the Dome - "Curtains" OAD 9/16/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by squint, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Sep 16, 2013 #1 of 155
    squint

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    I was telling my sister before the episode aired that the dome would become opaque and leave them in the dark!
     
  2. Sep 16, 2013 #2 of 155
    Azlen

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    What a crappy end to the season. This show sets the bar low and still fails to meet expectations.
     
  3. Sep 16, 2013 #3 of 155
    squint

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    Yeah, that too.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2013 #4 of 155
    Graymalkin

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    Really? It went pitch-black dark?

    Time for Vin Diesel to show up with his shiny silver eyes...
     
  5. Sep 16, 2013 #5 of 155
    BradJW

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    My kids were disappointed that this was the last episode until next summer. They really want it to return. Mine might be the only family watching this next year.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2013 #6 of 155
    astrohip

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    The entire season was dreck. And it remained consistent to the end.

    I can finally let it go. I am at peace.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2013 #7 of 155
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    The dome is there to protect them, but they have to earn the light, wtf sense does that make?

    SP deleted. If I could do more to it like shred it and incinerate it I would.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2013 #8 of 155
    squint

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    Yeah, it did. I was trying to brainstorm ridiculously stupid endings to the season and that's what I came up with. The other idea was that the dome/sphere would become solid and trap the inhabitants as if they were in amber.
     
  9. Sep 16, 2013 #9 of 155
    BradJW

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    Where was Barbie's trial? Big Jim says he's guilty so he's guilty?

    The town sheriff is pathetic. Don't touch. This is police property cause I says so!

    Dean Norris just left the best show on TV to work on this? He's gotta be pissed at his agent for sure.
     
  10. Sep 17, 2013 #10 of 155
    StacieH

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    How on earth are they going to drag this on for another season? I thought listening to the audio book was tortuous! I blamed that on the narrator, but maybe I was wrong about that...
     
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    TonyD79

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    I'm done. A light show? That's all we got?
     
  12. Sep 17, 2013 #12 of 155
    BradJW

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    You earn light by throwing eggs in the lake.

    It all makes sense now.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2013 #13 of 155
    TonyD79

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    And the cliff "hanger?"

    The town went from ignoring all the problems to a lynch mob in less than two weeks. Believing in a guy who was portrayed as not well liked in the beginning. Meanwhile, the woman who can save the doll guy is sulking around rather than just going to the town square and proclaiming who shot her? And she is a media person??

    All these episodes and not a single answer.

    Deleted the season pass this morning.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2013 #14 of 155
    tivoboyjr

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    I keep thinking of Alf and Mork when watching this show. "Shumway?" An egg? This has to be some kind of prequel. Squellman the Yellow will fly in and save the day.
     
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    dswallow

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    Well, "pathetic" is probably still a correct description, but she's only "Sheriff" because the real Sheriff was killed when his pacemaker exploded at the dome. So this job is a bit out of her normal realm, and (I don't really recall for sure) if Big Jim chose her to fill in, it's at least as much for her lack of experience and expectation to be able to control her actions as anything else.

    One things for certain, the brain trust in this town doesn't run deep.
     
  16. Sep 17, 2013 #16 of 155
    getreal

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    The thing is, this show apparently gets good ratings. More people watch "Under the Dome" than "Breaking Bad". And the show went from a potential one-season mini-series to being renewed for a second season. I'd say, from a business POV, his agent did pretty well. This is consistent with the majority of work Norris has gotten in the past. At this point in his career, BB was a peak which will be difficult to achieve again, but at least he is still a working actor, which is more than can be said of most actors.
     
  17. Sep 17, 2013 #17 of 155
    newsposter

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    i had no idea this was the end of the season until i read this thread. this show vindicates me surfing the web all the while i watch tv. :)
     
  18. Sep 17, 2013 #18 of 155
    astrohip

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    This plus a gazillion.


    Here's just one of so many issues: Ok, the alien people come to talk to them (now we know it's aliens!). But in a classic, overused trope, the alien life-form can only talk for a few seconds, then just as they get to the meaty questions, he/she/it fades away. Why can aliens not simply appear, tell us everything we need to know, and move forward? Do they belong to a union that requires small, infrequent appearances, full of mystery and intrigue?

    And duh, if I had a magic egg, the FIRST thing I would do is drop it in the lake. To nurture it, ya' know. Or drown it, whichever comes first.

    Wondering how the hoi polloi feel? Here is a fb post from a non-TV friend of mine (yes, I have them :eek:). She and I have never discussed TV shows for one second of our 10 year friendship. Honestly, I didn't even know she watched TV.

     
  19. Sep 17, 2013 #19 of 155
    squint

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    Well, I think Big Jim's angle was that God was clearly angry at all the wickedness in the town and executing (sacrificing) Barbie would appease him.

    The writers are clearly too sheltered/ignorant. She should have said it was evidence or anything other than police property.

    The dome really seems to respond to the intent or commitment of the few people it communicates with. I think Julia had to choose between giving the black egg device to Big Jim to save Barbie or saving the egg. When she dumped the egg in the water and was rendered irretrievable by her, she showed that she had chosen the egg over Barbie.

    Lastly, was it just me or did the dome turn from opaque to merely translucent? I thought it was supposed to be transparent so maybe the egg is still somewhat upset with them.
     
  20. Sep 17, 2013 #20 of 155
    rich

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    I think the show just laid an egg. :rolleyes:
     

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