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Under the Dome - S01E01 - 6/24/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by BradJW, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Jun 24, 2013 #1 of 233
    BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

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    Just finished watching it. I thought it was great summer fare! Looking forward to more of this.

    So what did they know a year ago? Anxious to find out.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2013 #2 of 233
    Maui

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    As someone who enjoyed the book I've got to say that I pretty much hated the changes they made to the characters. Especially

    Barbie is not a killer avoiding the law
    and

    The Sheriff was not a co-conspirator in Big Jim's enterprise
    and

    Rusty was a major character who was not caught outside the dome
    and

    Julia Shumway was not married and her non-existant husband was not a doctor

    I just finished the book a few weeks ago and it is kind of hard for me to wrap my mind around all of the changes.
     
  3. Jun 25, 2013 #3 of 233
    caslu

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    I enjoyed it quite a bit... changes from the book did not really bother me, at least not yet.
     
  4. Jun 25, 2013 #4 of 233
    danterner

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    It was better than I expected it to be - I really enjoyed it. The cast is an eclectic collection of character actors from Favorite Shows Past, including LOST, Breaking Bad, True Blood, Secret Circle, and Bates Motel. It was an hour of "where do I know that person from, again?" (Well, except Dean Norris - I'd recognize him anywhere).

    As a reader of the book, I really got a kick out of

    (Major series-ending spoiler)

    The very first scene (a baby bird hatching out of an egg, with the much larger mama bird next to it). Basically a metaphor for the whole story.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2013 #5 of 233
    jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    As I watched this I was botherd by the fact that not one person suggested trying to dig a tunnel beneath it. Maybe it's a mile deep, but no one knows that. That it wasn't tried, or the subject even brought up, makes me not want to waste my time with this show.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2013 #6 of 233
    dswallow

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    There's, like, more than one episode. Even the book didn't have everyone trying every imaginable thing to check out the dome within the first chapter after the dome came into being.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2013 #7 of 233
    TonyD79

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    Simpsons did it.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2013 #8 of 233
    TonyD79

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    Really? That's like the first thought that comes to mind. May not work. May be a sphere. May go for miles and miles but still the first thought.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2013 #9 of 233
    bsnelson

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    The wife and I liked it. She's a ginormous Stephen King fan and has probably read everything he's written 100 times each, so she was thrilled to see this. Since I haven't read the book, I don't have any preconceived notions/biases; in fact, I haven't watched previews or anything (including for next week). I'm just going to let it unfold as it will.

    Brad
     
  10. Jun 25, 2013 #10 of 233
    The Spud

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    It would have been really awesome if the name of the city was Kandor.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2013 #11 of 233
    Azlen

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    The ratings would have been good for a regular season show. There were 13 million viewers with a 3.2 dem rating. This proves that you can get good ratings for a summer show if you put something on that people want to watch.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2013 #12 of 233
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Although they probably wouldn't have gotten those ratings in the fall, when the other networks would have had competition...
     
  13. Jun 25, 2013 #13 of 233
    Azlen

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    Depends on the time slot. Tuesday in the 10/9 slot probably would have had similar ratings as that time slot is pretty weak.
     
  14. Jun 25, 2013 #14 of 233
    DreadPirateRob

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    I liked it.

    It's been *years* since I've read the book (which I really liked), but even so I noticed they made a lot of changes regarding the main characters. But since they hope to stretch this far beyond the boundaries of the book, I don't really mind.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2013 #15 of 233
    Hercules67

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    Dale Barbara (Barbie) is supposed to be the moral compass of the story.

    Personally, I was disappointed in the changes to his character.
     
  16. Jun 25, 2013 #16 of 233
    trainman

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    Not sure how it works in Maine, but in Pennsylvania, the town law enforcement wouldn't be a sheriff's department -- that's something that's only at the county level.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2013 #17 of 233
    JohnB1000

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    Well I'm not going to watch it now then :up:
     
  18. Jun 25, 2013 #18 of 233
    TonyD79

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    Where is the "like" button?
     
  19. Jun 25, 2013 #19 of 233
    TonyD79

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    According to mainesheriffs.org:

    But, hey, it is a fictional show where a great big almost-invisible dome has been plunked down around a town, so...
     
  20. Jun 25, 2013 #20 of 233
    Bierboy

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    Same here in Illinois...
     

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