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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. Ereth

    Ereth Well-Known Member

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    Jacksonville...
    The city of Jacksonville is in Duval County. A long time ago we incorporated the entire county as the city, to save on duplication of effort. Jacksonville City Limits and Duval County Limits are in exactly the same place. There are other, much smaller townships inside Duval County, which are technically inside Jacksonville City Limits because of that (like Jacksonville Beach, which has its own mayor).

    The police are the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office. They have JSO on their collars and uniforms. Duval County isn't mentioned at all.

    So, while it is likely extremely rare, it does happen in real life, at least once. :)
     
  2. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    Actually the only real spoilers are for those who did read the book. Yours as an example. I have no idea how that played out in the book so I don't know what they changed.
     
  3. PotentiallyCoherent

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    I don't see any sign that people aren't giving it a chance. They may complain, but from the number of posts I see, they are watching.

    Personally, I liked the first episode. I guess I'm one of the gifted among us that can separate a book from a TV show.:eek:

    The book was amazing, but I can handle a different interpretation of the same situation happening on TV.

    Like King said, almost, how much fun would it be were it the same?
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    To be clear, you're saying if one hasn't read the book, it's ok to read?
     
  5. sieglinde

    sieglinde New Member

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    I read Wikipedia to learn about the lame ending to the book
     
  6. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    There are minor spoilers. He explains that some things are different and mentions them but does not (except in one example) mentions what they changed from or to. There is one two word phrase that I had not heard before that is a spoiler but I think minor.

    My previous post meant that if you read the book and he says "such and such" changed, you know that "such and such" is not as in the book. That is a spoiler.

    If it is not against the rules, I am posting here a redacted version of this letter:

    BTW, the redactions are mostly for those who read the book, not for the viewer only.
     
  7. Hercules67

    Hercules67 TiVo addict

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    Actually, King's letter is nice.
     
  8. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

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    Agreed.
     
  9. LlamaLarry

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    I rewatched the episode again so Thing 2 could watch it and also happened to check out the character bios and can definitely confirm that Junior's girlfriend and sister to home alone boy Joe, Angie McAlister, is indeed the same girl as the waitress and the candy striper.

    She just happened to be really fast going from working at the cafe, to home to check on her brother (and look for her dad) and then off to the hospital.
     
  10. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

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    This series has been added to Amazon Prime.
    :up:
    :thumbup:
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Thank you:up:
     
  12. Bob Coxner

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    Indianapolis works the same way. From Wikipedia:

    In December 2005, the City-County Council approved a merger of the Indianapolis Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff's Department, creating the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, headed by the Marion County Sheriff
     
  13. trainman

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    Sherman...
    Well, if a dome ever descends over Jacksonville or Indianapolis, I'll know not to complain about the name of the law enforcement department.
     
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    wprager

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    I missed the pilot last week but watched the re-airing last night. I was intrigued by the 4-page thread for the pilot -- figured it must have been really good. Didn't realize that half this thread was devoted to a lesson on US municipal "geography". I have *not* read the book.

    My firs thought was this is not a dome but a sphere. The only way I can think of getting a force-field like this up in a split second is to have it emanate from some point in the middle and go outward. It's got to be a sphere.

    The Barbie character buried someone. We did not see him murdering the man. He may have had a really good reason to do what he did.

    Like everyone here I could do without psycho Jr. But the actor has a strong resemblance to James Franco. Had me wondering if Franco had a younger prother.

    The mother taking her daughter to some place for troubled teens was quite annoying, I agree. One of the sisters made a comment about this place being for rich parents to stuff their kids in -- and they're driving a Chevy?

    But, hey, its summer and this is sci fi-ish.
     
  15. Jul 1, 2013 #175 of 233
    heySkippy

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    He didn't just bury anyone, he buried the missing husband of the hot woman who's been so kind to him. Awkward!
     
  16. Jul 1, 2013 #176 of 233
    wprager

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    YEs, I caught that. Point is he didn't appear to know whom he buried (or at least not enough to recognize the guy's wife); and we didn't know who it was until we saw the picture (of course that close-up of the face in the opener was a clear indicator that we *will* see his face again).
     
  17. Jul 1, 2013 #177 of 233
    markz

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    Connersville...
    Yep!
     
  18. Jul 1, 2013 #178 of 233
    markz

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    Connersville...
    I rewatched this episode last night. He didn't say "again" or imply that it had happened before. Just said that it was flooded.
     
  19. Jul 1, 2013 #179 of 233
    Hoffer

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    I liked it more than I thought I would.

    One thing I found interesting, which has maybe been talked about already in this thread. From the previews, I thought the female cop was the same female cop from Eureka. Even when watching this episode I thought it was her until about 30 minutes in. Then I took a close look and realized it wasn't her. At least I don't think it was her.
     
  20. Jul 1, 2013 #180 of 233
    jr461

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    Agree regarding the thread. Hopefully all the discussion of the county in which specific cities are located or who local governing law enforcement is will have been exhausted in this thread, along with the book comparisons.

    How could it have been a sphere - rather than slicing the cow, trees and buildings as it passed thru, wouldn't it have just crushed everything? Unless you are saying it just appeared in mid-air and then shot up and downward thereby slicing all in its path? My assumption was that it fell from somewhere.
     

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