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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by squint, Sep 16, 2013.
Yup. Pretty much sums it up right there.
Wow, I tried. I really did. I anguished through as much of this last episode as I was able. By about 12 minutes in I was outta there. SP deleted. Adios dome people.
The weekly threads were great, though!
Now that the season is over, hopefully all of you can keep your promise and not come back for season 2. Despite what these threads would have you believe every week, not everybody hates this show. I got a late start on this show and didn't start watching until episode 6. By then, everyone had decided they weren't interested in this show, yet for some reason you all kept watching every week and flooding the forum with b*tching and whining about it. I've had no interest in being the sole person posting anything positive about the show, so I just stay silent.
What annoys me most is week after week, I see people complaining about things of the show, but some of the complaints are clearly inaccurate. It makes it obvious that the person didn't even bother to actually watch the show. Hell, sometimes their complaint is even preceded by a comment about how they couldn't be bothered to watch the show so they just skimmed it.
That's the type of stuff that makes me (and probably many others) have absolutely no interest in participating in these threads each week. Maybe you all will go away next season, but I'm not holding my breath. Most of you will probably be back again.
There was never anything stopping you from creating your own thread for people who don't see the show as mock-worthy. Forum rules/mods probably would have supported you if you'd asked folks with nothing good to say to hold their tongue.
First of all, many of us came in here actually liking the show at the beginning (raises hand). Second lots of us watch JUST to participate in the thread. There's enough dreck in this show to actively discuss that it makes watching worth while just to come here and "compare notes" As has been said over and over again, reading this thread is more entertaining than the show. And thirdly, like a bad 1950s Sci Fi movie, it's just bad enough to be laughably funny in it's execution. Plus some of us were at least curious what happens with the dome (again, raises his hand).
I agree, ratings were good, so there must be a lot of people who liked the show. Either that, or perhaps they were watching for the same reasons I just outlined.
Actually, there's no reason why he can't just tell us what he likes about the show. and maybe he'll convince us why we are wrong? I've participated in many threads where I vehemently disagree with the majority.
Spoilerizing so that LordKronos doesn't have to read my comment about this episode:
I was really hoping, when the dome went opaque, that we wouldn't be able to see the show anymore. Sadly, the show must go on.
Great interview with Dean Norris on this past week's Breaking Bad. SPOILERS if you haven't watched the latest BB episode.
While most of the interview is about BB, they ask him about his latest show, Under the Dome. In it, he says
Also, he's married and has five kids. Hellyeah he needs work!
And an interview with the showrunner...
The new 21st century meme for "jumped the shark" is now "laid an egg"? Brilliant! LOL! :up:
I've been harassed in other threads for saying the same thing.
The reveal that the Domies are not being punished, but are actually being protected ... but from what?!! Stay tuned ... I'm gonna guess that they are being protected from skin cancer (UV rays)! But the aliens didn't think to protect the Domies from lead poisoning (as in lead bullets). D'Oh!
I think they are being protected from the b*tching and whining of TCF forum members
I know, you are shocked.
thanks for that link! the article was insightful, and actually has me looking forward to season two.
i've been watching each week and following the threads, but haven't commented much - i'm a sci-fi lover, few larger budget sci-fi tv series make it to air, and even fewer last.
even though i agreed with many of the comments, i've still been quietly cheering for the series to survive, hoping they'll learn from the first season, and it'll turn out to be better. we'll see.
After watching this entire season and feeling underwhelmed, will I enjoy the book if I start reading it? Does the book at least have closure?
I loved the book. My husband, who hasn't read it, asked me last night if "any of this happened in the book." I told him nothing since the first episode happened in the book.
ETA: We hated the show and cancelled the SP after the season finale.
I gave up on the show after three or four episodes. Liked the premise but hated the execution. Picked up the book and enjoyed it. Thought the ending sucked but I still enjoyed the book. It is a very, very easy read. Very short chapters and switching between characters often makes it easy to pick up and put down.
The people gathering at the church because they thought it was the Apocalypse, then sat in the pews with nobody to preach to them. Big Jim, fresh from a-killin' & a-lyin' (aka "a-sinnin'), who was not aware of this gathering, heads to the front and preaches to the attentive townsfolk (who had only recently rioted and looted each other) on comin' together for a-lynchin'! In Chester's Mill, apparently that's like a picnic.
"We're not punishing you, we're protecting you, but if you drop that egg, we'll kill you all."
SP deleted but if they keep providing it on Amazon Prime, I may tune in occasionally. I found it horrible and I like Scifi. It is not worth using up a TiVo tuner and space.
The ending of the book was utter crap. Stephen King has a habit of doing that.
Other than that, it's a fine read. The series has diverged significantly from the book, so you'll get some new material. Don't expect to find major answers to things that were brought up in the series in the book. Read it if you enjoy human conflict as it's more about the interaction of the characters than understanding the nature of the dome.