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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 18, 2013 #61 of 155
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Upon reflection, here's the problem I have with this series: It is both poorly written and popular. If it were just poorly written but not popular, it would burn out on its own. If it were well written but unpopular, I would enjoy it while it lasted, but lament it when it was canceled. If it were well written and popular, I'd enjoy it and enjoy talking about it with other fans. But the fact that it is poorly written and popular frustrates me, because its popularity means it serves as a model for future shows, and is probably dooming us to a rash of Domealikes as other networks try to replicate the lightning-in-a-bottle (witness the number of LOSTalikes we still get, Siberia being the most recent). I don't want other shows to use a poorly written one as a model, though. I want them to use a well-written one.
     
  2. Sep 18, 2013 #62 of 155
    getreal

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    :up: Well stated!
     
  3. Sep 18, 2013 #63 of 155
    TonyD79

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    Under the Pyramid
    Alongside the Rhombus
    On the Plain
    Outside the Box
     
  4. Sep 18, 2013 #64 of 155
    DaveMN

    DaveMN Curmudgeon, Skeptic

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    Why not just relax and enjoy this show for what it is: comedic gold! I hear MST3K voices in my head when this is on. Make a drinking game out of it: Whenever they ask the dome what to do, take a drink. Someone gets shot and is immediately back on their feet: drink. The possibilities are endless.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2013 #65 of 155
    Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Along those lines, there's a part of me that hopes CBS throws this on the January schedule, if only to expose it's weaknesses and it dies a quick death. Part of it's popularity is it was on during the summer when not much else is on. If it's put up against something popular during the normal TV season, I think it gets killed. Would any of us had put up with this if we had other things to watch?
     
  6. Sep 19, 2013 #66 of 155
    Hunter Green

    Hunter Green Curmudgeon

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    I'm setting up a season pass for this one right now.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2013 #67 of 155
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I've heard mixed reviews about "Around the Möbius Strip" - some interesting twists, but it seems to go on forever.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2013 #68 of 155
    Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    It makes sense from a captor/captive standpoint.
     
  9. Sep 19, 2013 #69 of 155
    heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

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    I saw the preview, seemed very one-sided.
     
  10. Sep 19, 2013 #70 of 155
    nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    The Dome went from opaque black to opaque white. Some sort symbolism for good beating evil I suppose. If the way the mini-dome came down is any clue to how the big dome comes down, they better head for cover when that eventually happens.

    Also - pink stars weren't falling in lines, they were rising in lines.
     
  11. Sep 19, 2013 #71 of 155
    TonyD79

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    Awesome. Wish I thought of that one.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2013 #72 of 155
    TonyD79

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    Depends on your point of view.
     
  13. Sep 19, 2013 #73 of 155
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    I understand that in the sociopathic Jr protecting Angie sense, but (to me) it doesn't make sense for the aliens to act in that kind of irrational manner for no apparent reason.
     
  14. Sep 19, 2013 #74 of 155
    kettledrum

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    I'm with you at least. Although I don't post much in general, I do enjoy reading the show threads on this board, although the constant bitchfest isn't much fun. I would have thought that the people who hated the show would quit and that would be the end of it. Guess not. :(
     
  15. Sep 19, 2013 #75 of 155
    Langree

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    Except that will still don't know the motive behind it. Just because we are unaware of the reason doesn't mean it's not there.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2013 #76 of 155
    nyc13

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    Well, they all claim to have been waiting until the end of the season, and now that that's over they've deleted their season passes. So next season these threads should be fine, right? ;)
     
  17. Sep 19, 2013 #77 of 155
    heySkippy

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    If it had simply been bad, many would have. The problem is, it turned out to be Sharknado levels of bad which pushed it into territory where mocking the show became its own reward.

    Hindsight is wonderful and all, but the people who really liked the show should have started separate threads.
     
  18. Sep 19, 2013 #78 of 155
    mike_k

    mike_k Registered User TCF Club

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    Except that if the people that hate the show stop watching and stop posting, there won't be any threads. :)
     
  19. Sep 19, 2013 #79 of 155
    RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

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    Well, I'm just happy to finally know where the dome came from. (Sort of). Unfortunately, I had to watch it on CBS.com. I couldn't believe how dark the scenes with alien mom were. Was it that bad on TV?

    When Julia dumped the egg, I kept expecting to hear: "I can't swim!" Deputy Lupo, here's a dollar. Please buy a fraking clue!

    So, the egg can erect an impenetrable dome, but can't protect itself? What are you, super-intelligent aliens . . . or mice?

    If the dome is going to protect this bunch, (I don't know why it would), maybe it's from an asteroid collision. Or, a gigantic solar flare. (It could happen).

    I'll be back next year. If only to see the resolution of the exciting cliffhanger. Will Junior will pull the lever on Barbie? :rolleyes:
     
  20. Sep 19, 2013 #80 of 155
    DouglasPHill

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    I look forward to all the people who found problems with the show to return next year. It makes the threads for this show so much more interesting. I do have one request, if anyone will remember, please continue with the title "Under the dumb...." that was so good and accurate.
     

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