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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. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    No worries. :)
  2. PotentiallyCoherent

    PotentiallyCoherent Member

    Jul 25, 2002
    The Twilight Zone would be the correct show to receive credit, as the Simpsons episode was a parody of it.
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Yes. It was. But since King have up on his book before the movie and finished it after, I like to think it has some influence.

    I watched it again a few days ago. The idiot people of Springfield reacted more normally in the first days than did those in Under the Dome.
  4. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

    Jun 25, 2002
    SF Bay Area
    I thought "Under the Dome" was supposed to be a mini-series with a start and a finish in the same television season... Guess I was wrong... I thought I would get the satisfaction of finishing this off...instead I have to wait...
  5. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    A series designed with a start and a finish is something US network executives do not comprehend. That can only happen in the UK. :)
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    Houston &...
    When the show was first touted, a year or so ago, it was a closed end mini-series. As it got closer to air date, it became "well, it's designed as a single season, but we'll see how it does and decide then". Then once the ratings were decent, it was "oh yeah, we have plans for many years to come..." :mad:

    This of course destroyed any chance this show had of being decent. Instead of being able to create a coherent 12 episode story, they had to leave plots open so as to create fodder for year two. And three. And four. It didn't help that the story turned into a muddled mess.

    No need to trouble yourself. Delete the SP like many of us. One and done.:)
  7. Nov 1, 2013 #147 of 155

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    It's our own fault for watching it, even if only to mock it :D
  8. Nov 1, 2013 #148 of 155

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Well, to be fair, the concept was great and the pilot was decent.
    The rest, well......
  9. Nov 4, 2013 #149 of 155

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

    Apr 11, 2001
    Funcity, MA
    I was kind of hoping it would follow the book, except the really lame/stupid ending. Figured S. King would have come up with a better ending for the mini series. He did, ANOTHER SEASON!
  10. Nov 4, 2013 #150 of 155

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    MN, greater...
    side note: I've been watching old eps of "Grounded For Life" on abc family and Lily's boyfriend, Dean, looked familiar, but I couldn't quite place him. Then I got it, it's Barbie (Mike Vogel).

  11. Nov 6, 2013 #151 of 155

    LaurenLMHC Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    That also had a great (from what I can remember) pilot....the jogger meets van scene is one I will never forget! But, I couldn't stomach the entire season so I never finished it. King just doesn't do mini-series well. Maybe he should stick to writing. Didn't read UTD book, but that ending sounds hilarious!
  12. Nov 6, 2013 #152 of 155

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    I remember Kingdom Hospital. I don't think I made it very far into it, or maybe was it canceled after a few episodes? It was like a serious version of Garth Merenghi's Dark Place.
  13. Nov 7, 2013 #153 of 155

    warrenn Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    Sadly, this is true. The network doesn't really care why we are watching it or talking about it. The more ratings and buzz, the more they want to drag it out.

    We need to teach them a lesson. Don't watch it next year. Don't talk about it. Don't even visit threads talking about it. The networks need to see it crash and burn.

    This type of behavior makes me even less likely to watch other similar shows in the future. I want a story with an end, not an endless muddled mess that abruptly gets cancelled when the ratings trail off.
  14. Nov 8, 2013 #154 of 155

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

    Apr 11, 2001
    Funcity, MA
    Kingdom Hospital ran complete. Did not get cancelled. I too, could not stay interested after about 4 episodes

    I have the entire series, and keep saying someday, I'll invest time to watch it, but it has been years, spinning on my NAS system.
  15. Nov 9, 2013 #155 of 155

    smbaker Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2003
    I enjoyed 'the stand', though I never read the book, so I don't have anything to compare the miniseries to.

    I also enjoyed the one with jimmy smits and the aliens, forget the name of it.

    Are they going to do a a dark tower miniseries or show? I keep hearing about that, but it never happens.

    The UTD book ending I didn't find funny. Just lame. A letdown. Kind of the same feeling I got as the Lost ending.

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