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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. awsnyde

    awsnyde Member

    May 11, 2007
    I hated that trope the first time I ever saw it decades ago, and thought it was stupid then. Admittedly, there have been a few series where the coming attractions have prepared me for yet another expected slog, but it's turned out better than I thought it would: ST:TNG, or maybe DSN (or maybe both!), and maybe the remake of BSG had an episode like that.

    This episode's use of the trope was by far the dumbest, most sloggiest ever. I picked up a magazine to read during those scenes; their utter stupidity was making me see red.

    The rest of the ep was OK, although the big reveal about the little dome was hardly earth-shattering. Ooh, it can project stars too. I have something in my toddler's room that can do that, and it doesn't require four annoying people to be touching it.
  2. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It was certainly implied that she died but yes, the writers could bring her back in a very cheap stunt that defies rational thought.

    I did throw (soft) things at my tv when Junior was shown to be the fourth hand.
    Couldn't they use anybody (and I mean anybody) else?

    As for the rest of the episode, Welcome to the Thunderdome.
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    In order to defy rational thought, doesn't rational thought have to be within defying range?
  4. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Active Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Ugh it is getting stupider and stupider. I just fast forwarded through the predictable cement factory fight club stuff. A week later and all of the dead fish in the lake have gone away.
  5. moose53

    moose53 New Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yeah. I agree. I was thinking all night (only three more episodes ...). But, they renewed it for another year, didn't they. It's going off my season pass list as soon as this season is over. This would have been perfect as one season ... 8 to 13 episodes. Now, it just feels like they're reaching to find a storyline. Not very competently, at that.

    And they keep having contact with Junior "Crazy Guy". I want to take a cab there and off him myself.
  6. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    Sarasota, FL
  7. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Yeah, this was about the stupidest episode of the bunch and it's starting to lose that "entertaining" component that I felt at least the other episodes had. This was practically unwatchable. To think someone who was in hiding for a the first part of "the dome" can organize a fight club like that in 9 days is laughable. Second, I saw no reason why Barbie had to fight. Just call her bluff and see what she does. And if he did fight and then decide to throw the match, why go through all that punishment? Take a few hits and go down. That's the end. It seemed he got beat up for no good reason.

    We all knew Junior was going to be the 4th hand. In this world, it was an easy guess. At this point I'm just sticking around to see what happens with the small dome and the egg. Otherwise, the rest of the stuff is stupid and not worth my time.
  8. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    The best part was when Junior got a-salted trying to get into the fight club.
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    He wasn't so crazy on this episode. He seemed mostly normal.
  10. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I think they are trying to say his "crazy" is related to the dome/egg thing.
  11. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    I don't get why she would be dead. Does she not know how to swim? She's got enough body fat to be able to float relatively easily.
  12. mwhip

    mwhip All better

    Jul 22, 2002
    I am confused why we went through a whole issue with water and the guy owning the well when there is a whole lake over by Big Jim's House!?!
  13. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Because the lake water was poisoned with methane (or something) released when the dome came down, which is what killed all the fish. At least until this episode, when that plot point apparently was forgotten.
  14. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Huh, there's one thread per show, were you expecting more ?

    There's plenty of posts as well.

    Consider something like The Killing or Fallen Skies rarely gets a weekly thread.
  15. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    For all we know she went in the water on purpose and hoped Jim would leave her to drown when in reality she was a championship swimmer and could survive in water with both hands tied behind her back.
  16. Ment

    Ment Active Member

    Mar 27, 2008
    So fat people can't drown? :D
  17. mike_k

    mike_k Registered User

    Sep 20, 2005
    Mason, OH
    It looked to me like she fell in on purpose. If this was an unknown actress I *might* believe that she was dead. I don't think they kill Mare Winningham that quickly.
  18. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

    Jan 11, 2010
    Warrington, PA
    Google searching supports the fact that fat is less dense than water, so fat people do float easier than skinny people. Time to research if watching bad TV makes me stupider.

    Mare Winningham possible spoiler
    On IMDB she is only listed in one episode of Under the Dome. So she probably will not be back this season. Barbie actor is already listed on all of this season's episodes.
  19. Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    This is what I assume as well. She'll come back to give a reason for Maxine to really be mad.
  20. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    Anyone can drown, but if you are more buoyant and know how to swim, having your arms tied shouldn't be a huge obstacle to surviving.

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