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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. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

    Jul 14, 2004
  2. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    .before he shoots himself the dome will be lifted.
  3. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Ah, yes, we call that "Darabonting" a King story.
  4. KyleLC

    KyleLC Unregistered User

    Feb 6, 2002
  5. philhu

    philhu User Since Day ONE!

    Apr 11, 2001
    Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp! YAY! ABC, Saturday mornings, 1970

    Don't forget his rock group, The Evolution Revolution!!!!!
  6. bsnelson

    bsnelson I'm an Android, baby

    Oct 30, 1999
    The only thing that could save this show now would be to have Walter White show up outside the dome and have him taunt Big Jim with a bag of "blue".

  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    with 11 million viewers each week and around 6 million more added to that when streaming and DVR usage is added in, this show doesn't need to be saved. It is already in a position most shows would envy.
  8. awsnyde

    awsnyde Member

    May 11, 2007
    I took it he meant save it in the actually being any good sense.
  9. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    These UTD threads are awesome.
  10. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    and that position is: airing during the summer when there are extremely slim pickings for viewers. This show would have likely died a quick death if it aired in the fall when it would have had a lot of competition.
  11. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    With any show it is about when it airs. A show can do great in one time slot or day and do terrible in another. Having the show on during the Summer is no different. Although no one really knows how well it would have done during the regular season since it's all conjecture.

    Personally I would have watched it during the regular TV season and most people I know that watch UTD would have as well. But the show was already profitable before it even aired since it was sold over seas and also to Amazon for streaming before CBS even broadcast it. So even if it had aired during the regular season it would have still been profitable.

    One thing is for sure, the networks have plans to run more shows during the the Summer. Since the viewership is waning during the traditional TV season time, Summertime is the one season that they can increase their viewership. All the major networks have plans for more Summer shows in 2014. And the huge success of UTD is part of the reason for that.
  12. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    Like I said, there's nothing on now and UTD is reaping the benefits of no competition.
    If this were a regular fall show, I'd have dropped it by the 3rd episode.
  13. scsiguy72

    scsiguy72 OTA Only..Free TV

    Nov 25, 2003
    OK..junior is a psycho, so lets give him a uniform and a cop car and let him drive around unsupervised. Then. If he needs to go "undercover" to get into the fight club, all he has to do is take off the shirt and no, one will notice.
  14. NYHeel

    NYHeel New Member

    Oct 7, 2003
    That had me actually laughing out loud. I can just see Walt holding the meth while jumping up and down laughing and taunting Big Jim as Big Jim stares on seeing but not hearing Walt.

    As a side point, I love how "Big" Jim is about 5"5'.
  15. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Maybe the nickname is more about length than height.
  16. wprager

    wprager New Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    He was given that nickname as a joke.
  17. sushikitten

    sushikitten 143 down, ??? to go! TC Club

    Jan 27, 2005
    My first thought was "Since when does Big Jim live on a lake?" He was in the middle of town before, wasn't he? I can't imagine you'd have a storm/fallout shelter that close to a lake.
  18. heySkippy

    heySkippy oldweakandpathetic

    Jul 2, 2001
    I was curious, so I tried swimming some laps in my pool over the weekend with my hands crossed in front as if they were tied. With some practice and mental preparation I think I could go a good ways, but if I had fallen out of a boat fully clothed and watched in horror as it pulled away I think I'd be dead in 5 minutes or less. It was very tiring to not be able to give my legs a break.
  19. rich

    rich Final answer?

    Mar 18, 2002
    If she knew about Drownproofing, she likely could have easily made it to shore even with her hands tied (assuming the water wasn't too cold.) The idea is to mostly float, and use your energy sparingly.

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