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Under the Dome - Let the Games Begin - OAD 8-26-13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nickels, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. Aug 27, 2013 #1 of 106
    nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

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    So now there is an underground fight club in Chester's Mill? The writers are really trying hard to take something interesting and make it ridiculous. I really want to see how this plays out, but the direction some of the plots are going makes me wonder if this isn't just wasting my time?

    But hey, at least the pink stars fell in line.
     
  2. Aug 27, 2013 #2 of 106
    gweempose

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    This was possibly the stupidest episode yet. So you're telling me that you can just waltz into the bank, and all the money would still be lying there in the teller drawers?
     
  3. Aug 27, 2013 #3 of 106
    Bierboy

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    I'm not watching this anymore...and given how few threads and posts in said threads, I'm not the only one who bailed on this piece of schtako...
     
  4. Aug 27, 2013 #4 of 106
    Barmat

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    I'm to believe there are that many buff degenerates wearing wife beaters in some small midwestern town. Also every one seems ok with being trapped under an invisible dome of unknown origin, ie no one is actively trying to get out except 3 kids. And here I was thinking Revolution was bad writing personified.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2013 #5 of 106
    GoPackGo

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    Not that it matters, but isn't this the Maine area, like most of King's other books?

    Back to the episode, a coworker and I are watching this. Each Tuesday morning we talk about just how asinine the previous episode was, but for some reason we're still watching.

    Cut out the stupid fight club filler and this could have been a 10 minute episode. We all knew that Junior would be the 4th hand, why did it have to take 45 minutes to get to that? So stupid.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2013 #6 of 106
    Barmat

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    I stand corrected.

    A few thoughts.

    Is the new woman real?

    Will Barbara start making soap?
     
  7. Aug 27, 2013 #7 of 106
    BradJW

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    This episode was beyond stupid, but it had a couple of saving graces.

    I guess, like has been mentioned, after 9 days now, everyone has completely given up hope of ever getting out of the dome. No one has any need for money ever again.

    It was nice that Barbie and Big Jim seem to have some sort of back-bone to work against Maxine - Barbie by telling Red that he killed her husband and Big Jim by killing her mom. Now if they can just kill maxine, we can get on with the dome.

    Still what a horrible, awful episode. We always complained when it seemed like people on Lost failed to talk to each other but here we have these kids specifically hiding information.
     
  8. Aug 27, 2013 #8 of 106
    andyw715

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    Is she dead? She was yelling "help" last time I saw her.
     
  9. Aug 27, 2013 #9 of 106
    BradJW

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    I hope so. Otherwise the entire episode was a big bag of suck.
     
  10. Aug 27, 2013 #10 of 106
    andyw715

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    This is filmed in Wilmington, and much of it is filmed in Burgaw NC.


    Under The Dome is based off of what would actually happen if a dome covered Burgaw. An almost true story.
     
  11. Aug 27, 2013 #11 of 106
    RGM1138

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    Wow, I guess it has been a long time since the Brat Pack.

    Big Jim is a cold-assed mo-fo.

    Not to pick nits, but the lines (dots) in the egg were pink, and they were rising. The stars in the 3D map were actually different pastel shades. And rotating.

    Maybe the Engineers are coming to finish us off. ;)
     
  12. Aug 27, 2013 #12 of 106
    TAsunder

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    They need a new writer for the dialogue. There are times it makes the rest of the show look worthy of a pulitzer prize for fiction by comparison.

    The "make humans fight" plot is such a recycled and over-used trope that I found great enjoyment in watching those scenes just to see how much worse they could do it than every other show ever.

    Angie has so far had one reasonable outfit on the entire series, and then she was back to tattered, ill-fitting clothing shortly thereafter. Maybe her wardrobe is a clue that she really IS sick.

    I like the idea that in this modern age someone would think that Max would stand the slightest chance of keeping ALL drugs out of the town, no matter who was trying to bring them in.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2013 #13 of 106
    nickels

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    TV rule of thumb: If you didn't see them die, they aren't dead.
     
  14. Aug 27, 2013 #14 of 106
    Ment

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    I'm just watching until Sheriff Linda takes her belt and uniform off. :) Until then Max will perk up the eyes.
     
  15. Aug 27, 2013 #15 of 106
    RGM1138

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    And, even then. (especially on a soap).
     
  16. Aug 27, 2013 #16 of 106
    gweempose

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    It's amazing that's she's hiding such a rockin' bod underneath that uniform. Every scene she's in now, I can't stop thinking about it. :D
     
  17. Aug 27, 2013 #17 of 106
    aaronwt

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    Big Jim didn't kill her mom. He left her in the water with her hands tied. I don't recall them showing her drown. Until a body shows up, I would think she is still alive. And if she does show up again, I don't think she will have a problem pulling the trigger this time.
     
  18. Aug 27, 2013 #18 of 106
    danterner

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    This moment was supposed to be (Breaking Bad comparison)

    A Walt/Jane moment. Big Jim is the Heisenberg of Under The Dome. He just made a decision not to save Mare Winningham. It's supposed to be shocking. (For me, it paled in comparison to Walt/Jane - not even in the same league).

    The value of the moment is lost if Mare Winningham survives it. She's dead and won't be heard from again. Maybe her body will wash ashore, maybe Big Jim will see a dome projection of her, maybe we'll see her in flashbacks, but I don't think we'll see more of her alive in the present.

    ETA: unless the writing is so bad that the writers undermine the point of the scene, in which case they will, after all, bring her back.
     
  19. Aug 27, 2013 #19 of 106
    Numb And Number2

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    I've said it before and I'm saying it now, resurrection day is nigh.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2013 #20 of 106
    gweempose

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    OMG, I had no idea that was Mare Winningham! She's really gotten old.
     

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