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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. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    See, I've always considered endings to be King's shortcoming, so a WTF ending wouldn't shock me or let me down.

    I actually liked how he ended Cell because he didn't try to force/pigeonhole anything.
  2. late for dinner

    late for dinner Past Expiration Date

    May 17, 2013
    I hate it when spoilers show up in the email notification.
  3. kettledrum

    kettledrum Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Fishers, IN
    Anyone else notice the striking similarity in appearance between the Sheriff's deputy (Whose name I can't remember) and Jo Lupo from Eureka?

    What is it that makes her a whore? Who else has she been sleeping with?
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    I hadn't been paying much attention to the cast and when the promos flew by I thought "wow, Erica Cerra is really getting typecast" it wasn't until I sat down and watched it that I realized it was Natalie Martinez from CSI:NY
  5. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Yeah, maybe it was diminished expectations or something, but I've read just about every one of King's books (I consider myself a pretty big fan), and the ending of this book didn't particularly bother me. The man tells a helluva story, but he *always* has problems wrapping it up. You just know that going in. :)
  6. warrenn

    warrenn Member

    Jun 24, 2004
    I hope they don't try to continue the show after the season. The only reason I'm watching is because I want a story with a beginning, middle, and end. If it becomes another random mystery of the week which eventually peters out until it's canceled, I'm going to give up on it. But I'm sure the network will see the good ratings and assume the viewers want them to drag it out as long as possible. But in reality, the viewers want an actual mini-series with an actual ending.
  7. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    You should stop watching it then. They have plans to have it last 2-3 seasons at least.
  8. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Didn't notice this -- every license plate I saw looked like a Pennsylvania plate.

  9. GAViewer

    GAViewer Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    In ‘Under The Dome’ Producer Brian K. Vaughan Talks Series Ending he says:

  10. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    All Steven King books are like that, long and detailed plots that suddenly wrap up at great speed.
  11. LlamaLarry

    LlamaLarry Active Member

    Apr 30, 2003
    The scene where she interacts with Barbie was really awkward and forced, almost like the whole point was to give Junior a reason to go full psycho and hate Barbie for no apparent reason.

    She seemed ready to link up with the sexy new dude in town were it not for the pesky person rolling in with a medical emergency.
  12. Bob_Newhart

    Bob_Newhart My Custom User Title

    Jul 14, 2004
    Maybe ABC or NBC or Fox could produce a 3 episode miniseries for people like me who want that.
  13. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    It doesn't hurt to ask.
  14. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Someone might do it on youtube.
  15. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    So that makes her a whore? I didn't see any evidence of money exchanging hands.
  16. Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

    Dec 8, 2007
    Personally, I can not, NOT TALK about the series, w/o talking about the book. I think in my mind the two are intimately tied-together, especially after what both Brain Vaughn and Stephen King have said. Vaughn has taken the book, and wants to expand it into a multi-year arc (in terms of how many seasons it runs). King (as many of you have pointed -out) was obviously not too happy with the ending of his own book, so he did not mind the alteration that Brian Vaugh suggested. Obviously what they have come-up with -- together -- is agreeable to both. Will it be better? That's still to be determined, and we won't know that, until the story arc is concluded. I just hope they don't drag-it out, on and on and on in sort of a perpetual "Lost" fashion and ruin it.

    For the record, without spoiling it, the book ending did not bother me. Why is that? Well, because King did a magnificent job in the preceding 1,000 pages of amping up the pressure and the tension for all the characters through all their interactions.

    If Brian Vaughn can capture that even at 50%, then I think this will be a good series.
  17. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    The book would have been better if someone would have ripped out the last XX pages with any hint of that ending and completely left the reader wherever that had left the story... even if that means it's the domes presence is basically unresolved.
  18. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    I treat tv series versus books like they are Friday Night Lights.

    Two different critters. Movies versus books, different story.
  19. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
  20. donnoh

    donnoh Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    I'm just glad that the producers felt compelled to make this show GLBT friendly and made a point out of a lesbian couple with their sick daughter. OUR daughter was annunciated to the point of okay, we get it.

    I'm growing tired of the gay promotion that hollywood keeps shoving down everyones throat.

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