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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 26, 2013 #61 of 233
    dswallow

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    Yes.
     
  2. Jun 26, 2013 #62 of 233
    dswallow

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    I found the book ending to be extremely dissatisfying, especially for a Stephen King novel. For a man who can write a thousand pages just to relate the story of eating a hamburger, he seemed to just decide at some point "OK, I don't want to write this anymore" and came up with a pretty pathetic ending.

    On the other hand, I find some of the differences in the series from the book at the beginning to be alarming and disappointing -- taking the few really good aspects of the novel and littering it with typical manufactured soap opera controversy. But we'll see where it actually goes. There's little else to watch, at least.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2013 #63 of 233
    TonyTheTiger

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    Nice TC, Doug!

    Especially when we discussed NOT comparing the book earlier in the thread!
     
  4. Jun 26, 2013 #64 of 233
    sharkster

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    Yeah, and there is no such thing. It's actually Reno Police Dept, but there is the outlying Washoe County Sheriff's Dept. I just figured they did that so as to not to be TOTALLY making fun of our police dept. I'm probably wrong, but that's what I decided. :D

    As to the show - Not having read the book, I enjoyed the episode, especially for a network show. Outside of sitcoms, I don't watch that many network shows.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2013 #65 of 233
    dswallow

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    I didn't compare the book; I expressed my resulting opinions, having read the book. There's not one single factual thing about any theme, plot, or detail in the book mentioned in my post.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2013 #66 of 233
    TonyTheTiger

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    Opinions of the book and the 'disappointing differences' are comparisons and threadcrapping, Doug. You've been around long enough to know this.




     
  7. Jun 26, 2013 #67 of 233
    dswallow

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    No they're not, and I was responding to a post on the thread, on topic. I was discussing the episode and my opinions of it. I didn't talk about anything not in the episode, nor anything from the book. I didn't spoil the book. Nor did I even spoil the episode. It was purely my impression and opinion of watching the episode, for which this thread is specifically about.
     
  8. Jun 26, 2013 #68 of 233
    TiVoJedi

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    Good thing most of the cows made it to the outside of the dome. If the dome isn't permeable think of all the increased methane that would build up from cow flatulence. Of course the townspeople will probably eat all the cows as time goes by anyway. As for the water the groundwater will eventually deplete after decades if the dome extends all the way around the subsurface. There's no way for water vapor to get in from outside, so no clouds and no rain to replenish the groundwater either!

    Going to heat up in their bubble! Hope they like living in a greenhouse with no vents!
     
  9. Jun 26, 2013 #69 of 233
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    If water and water vapor can't enter the sphere then it also can't leave so I don't think they'll run out of water.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2013 #70 of 233
    heySkippy

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    Whine much?
     
  11. Jun 26, 2013 #71 of 233
    Langree

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    Freezinmyass...
    over time the amount of usable water would lessen, due to sewage and such, and if the water isn't moving, what is there will stagnate.

    Then there is evaporation.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2013 #72 of 233
    TonyTheTiger

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    Interfere much?
     
  13. Jun 26, 2013 #73 of 233
    Steveknj

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    I don't know who Vaughn is (at least by name) but I see that Jack Bender and Stephen Spielberg have their names attached to the show as well, and I generally like the work they've done.
     
  14. Jun 26, 2013 #74 of 233
    heySkippy

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    Not usually, but this hair-trigger childish crying behavior over the most trivial things is getting on my nerves.
     
  15. Jun 26, 2013 #75 of 233
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    I'm on the fence with this one.

    Neither side set up a road construction sign or something similar to at least allow text communication with the other side?

    The radio station and the hottie redhead journalist/editor (depending on who she talks to) have generators, but not the giant restaurant (that was a restaurant right) where the sheriff gave the town the rundown on where they stand?

    I don't think I can hate the LA folks "just passing through" much more, especially the mom that wondered why they don't get over the wall so her daughter can get to a real doctor. I was hoping for their deaths as soon as the daughter whined about not having access to gas station orange juice...

    Junior is a little too crazy for me on Day 0 and I was a little confused by the physical and clothing similarity between his candy striper/whore GF and the underaged sister of the boy that was left Home Alone. BTW, who the hell builds a fallout shelter prone to flooding?

    The closing scene with the soldiers running around aimlessly, yet none of them even noticing that the law keepers of the town are there and one happens to have had his {speculation} pacemaker battery explode and collapse in a bloody heap.

    After reading the thread I see that Barbie's apparent disconnect between the opening scene and then pretty much the rest of the entire episode makes a bit more sense. He went from murdering, law evading, badass to HelperMan with side of Sexy Friendly Guy.
     
  16. Jun 26, 2013 #76 of 233
    MegaHertz67

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    I used to be a Stephen King fan, and read every piece of fiction he wrote all the way up to when Desperation and The Regulators came out together in 1996. And then I took a break and started reading other stuff and never went back. That's not a judgement, it's just that Steve got to big for anyone to effectively edit and his books were getting so much longer and deeper into the minutiae than they needed to to tell a good story.

    So, all of this story is completely fresh to me, much like Game of Thrones, and I support the use of a separate thread for those that want to discuss the difference between the book and the show.

    I like what I have seen so far, and I hope all 13 weeks stay strong and don't fizzle out into the ridiculous.
     
  17. Jun 26, 2013 #77 of 233
    danterner

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    Interesting; in my mind's eye he looked more like John Goodman with a thin mustache.

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    Like that, only pencil-thin

    But I love Dean Norris and I'm glad to see him in the show; he just seems smallish.
     
  18. Jun 26, 2013 #78 of 233
    andyw715

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    I'm off to go UTD-filming hunting. I'll try to get some good picks.


    Still haven't found the dome around here yet :)

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  19. Jun 26, 2013 #79 of 233
    JYoung

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    WATCH OUT FOR THAT INVISIBLE WA.......!!!!!!!

    *CRASH*
     
  20. Jun 26, 2013 #80 of 233
    DreadPirateRob

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    Indeed. I live in Orange County (immediately south of LA County) in an unincorporated county "island". We are not a city, and have no municipal government, so we contract with the county for most of our services, including law enforcement (through the OC Sheriff).
     

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