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Under the Dome S01E03 "Manhunt" 7-8-13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Azlen, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. Jul 10, 2013 #21 of 148
    nickels

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    Another bothersome scene...
    Creepy Kid is walking fast with a backpack. Reporter lady asks him where he is going. He is mysterious and walks off. Only a total jackass wouldn't expect her to follow him. Then she wastes the last match standing still having a conversation. Please. At least we saw the dome goes far underground and that other electronics explode near it (the flashlight). Now lets see how long it takes until someone connects some wires to the dome to see if it is generating any sort of electricity.

    I'm sticking with it because it is about the only new TV on right now. I look forward to reading the book once this first season is done.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2013 #22 of 148
    Hercules67

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    You'll be rewarded with a much better story.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2013 #23 of 148
    loubob57

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    Yeah, that was pretty lame.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2013 #24 of 148
    brianric

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    I had to smile at that comment. I was stationed on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). Two weeks before the ship pulled into Haifa Israel I filled up a duffel bag full of patches, hats and cigarette lighters with the USS Nimitz on them. Had a great time seeing Israel on the cheap, with no extra money out of my pocket for lodging, food, drink and entertainment in the five days I went ashore. Learned my lesson two years ago on the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69). :p
     
  5. Jul 10, 2013 #25 of 148
    Timbeau

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    This episode sits unwatched on my DVR and based on comments here I think I'll delete it and the season pass. There's just too much better stuff to watch.

    It's really too bad, the show seemed like it could have been so good. I doubt they could have ever kept it interesting for more than 8 or 10 episodes but if the writers had focused on the dome rather than stupid behavior, it could have been a really good show.
     
  6. Jul 10, 2013 #26 of 148
    TonyD79

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    This. We are in the third episode and the only real interaction with the dome is a nut case who went what appeared to be all of 20 feet down to find it again.

    The rest of the show could be watched without any idea a dome exists.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2013 #27 of 148
    cheesesteak

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    Rachelle Lefevre is one fine looking woman and the only reason for me to watch another episode. This show is full of paper thin, poorly written characters.

    I held out the slightest sliver of hope that Ms. Intrepid Reporter would ask Barbie why he beat the snot out of innocent thirty year old teenager Junior. Maybe Big Jim would ask Barbie why he beat the snot out of innocent thirty year old teenager Junior. A big "No" on both counts. They both notice bruised face and knuckles and hear a cockamamie story from Junior but don't ask Barbie anything. This is why I hate some tv shows. Real people don't act this way.

    I chuckled when Big Jim and Barbie were in the woods discussing Jim's sadistic football career and crazy cop dude magically appears five feet from them. How could they miss seeing him?

    Has it been two days? I'm wondering where captive girl is going to the bathroom.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2013 #28 of 148
    NorthAlabama

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    same for me, couldn't have said it any better.
     
  9. Jul 10, 2013 #29 of 148
    mike_k

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    And instead Big Jim gives Barbie a gun and hangs out alone with him out in the woods.

    I also love the fact that it is the City Council's duty to lead manhunts for armed and dangerous fugitives.
     
  10. Jul 10, 2013 #30 of 148
    mike_k

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    I was also a little sad to see Earl, the "Saving Grace" angel, playing the part of a small town bigot.
     
  11. Jul 10, 2013 #31 of 148
    astrohip

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    Drove me nuts. The last match literally burned out as they were talking. D'oh! No one, repeat, no one, is that stupid in real life.
    Yeezus, was this ever in your face. "Take you out of the moment" in your face.

    It's funny, I was just reading a Ken Levine blog post on "Writing Good Dialogue". In it he gives some tips on how to make TV dialogue sound realistic, and not stilted.

    The writers of UTD should read his article.
     
  12. Jul 10, 2013 #32 of 148
    Wil

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    Due to time constraints, the following dialog had been cut earlier: "Should we look for something else to burn before we run out of matches? Maybe some strips of clothing on a stick, if we can't find anything else?"

    "No, don't bother, the stairway is just up ahead, right after the next commercial."
     
  13. Jul 10, 2013 #33 of 148
    spartanstew

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    Not enjoying the show very much, but since I'm a big fan of the book and have watched all King adaptations, I'm in it for the long haul.
     
  14. Jul 10, 2013 #34 of 148
    Sromkie

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    If she just said that out of nowhere, I would agree, but in this circumstance, she was being bullied by other patrons of the bar. She was being direct and clear because she was defending herself and her family, not because she was being preachy. It appeared to be a realistic response to the situation IMO.

    Overall, though, I'm not too thrilled with the quality of the show. It could have been a lot better than it is, and I think a big contributing factor for the level of quality we're getting is the "need" to extend the story over multiple seasons. They should have stuck with the single season approach here.
     
  15. Jul 10, 2013 #35 of 148
    TonyD79

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    Good simple article. Thanks.
     
  16. Jul 10, 2013 #36 of 148
    squint

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    It was in the faces of the viewers not in the face of another character in the show.

    If I want to be re-programmed, I'll just watch Everybody Loves Hypnotoad.
     
  17. Jul 10, 2013 #37 of 148
    Bob Coxner

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    Season Pass deleted after this episode. I'll stick with the book.

    I'm reminded of Last Resort. Fantastic pilot and concept, second episode not as good and by the end of the third I was done. Last Resort also had better actors.
     
  18. Jul 11, 2013 #38 of 148
    TonyD79

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    Huh?
     
  19. Jul 11, 2013 #39 of 148
    markp99

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    This! Same duration for me. 1.5 episodes.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2013 #40 of 148
    aaronwt

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    Unfortunately, yes in the real world, there are many, many, many people that stupid. You hear stories about them on a daily basis. And the ones that are the worst get Darwin awards.
     

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