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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 12, 2013 #61 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    To be fair, though, being able to remember names wasn't a factor. You referred to "the woman reporter whose hubby is on the other side"; that's not forgetting somebody's name, that's failing to understand what happened. Her hubby isn't on the other side; he was killed & buried by Barbie.

    But I guess if you don't understand what's happening on the show, it can be perfectly enjoyable. :D
     
  2. Jul 12, 2013 #62 of 148
    TonyD79

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    I think he confused the "woman cop whose hubby (?) is on the other side" with the "woman reporter whose hubby is on the underside."
     
  3. Jul 12, 2013 #63 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Boyfriend, but yes...but confusing those two is a pretty good indication that somebody hasn't been paying much if any attention. And I continue to be amused that such a person is among the biggest defenders of the show. ;)
     
  4. Jul 12, 2013 #64 of 148
    TonyD79

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    Boyfriend. I wasn't sure.

    Wasn't defending the mistake. Just tracing where it happened.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2013 #65 of 148
    smbaker

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    I'm enjoying it too. I'm a book reader, so part of my enjoyment stems from enjoying the book and seeing the characters come to life. I too am curious as to how they would keep the show moving beyond one season. It doesn't feel like there's enough substance to pull it off. The audience is going to get bored week after week not knowing what the dome is and demand resolution. The only show that I've seen that could successfully pull that off was Lost, and that was by randomly flailing around introducing new and sometimes inconsistent plots.

    Maybe someone needs to find a hatch, with a timer and a guy pushing a button, and we could forget about the mysterious dome and fixate on that for a season or two...

    It feels a bit forced to me, like it hastily thrown in to fit a demographic and not really integrated into the story. The characters should have some bit of mysterious back story to them to keep them interesting, so we can learn something more as the season progresses.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2013 #66 of 148
    cheesesteak

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    I'm hoping Junior gets beat up again in the next episode.
     
  7. Jul 12, 2013 #67 of 148
    Steveknj

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    This, you're right.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2013 #68 of 148
    Steveknj

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    Biggest defenders of the show? It's mild summer entertainment and I'm enjoying it. If this were on during the fall up against 50 other shows I have on my DVR, I'd probably stop watching too. I have some curiosities on how they will resolve things.

    I do think, I'm entitled to an opinion that is different than the majority here and am allowed to express it. But I guess not.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2013 #69 of 148
    Steveknj

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    I don't even think the two mommy thing plays into it for me, I like the character. She's got a mysterious side that I'd like to see explored.

    As for the rest of what you said, I agree. That's why I asked if there were plans to extend this out past this season. They need to move the story along around the dome.
     
  10. Jul 12, 2013 #70 of 148
    smbaker

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    So it's the daughter you find interesting? I'd agree with that, she's a much more interesting character than her parents. She's rebellious and inquisitive. I bet she'll play a part in sorting things out.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2013 #71 of 148
    scandia101

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    They're practically twins.

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  12. Jul 12, 2013 #72 of 148
    tivoboyjr

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    That would be Juliet and Ana Lucia, with Barbie playing the part of Sawyer.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2013 #73 of 148
    Numb And Number2

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    LOL! This show is a little too goofy for pretension.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2013 #74 of 148
    JYoung

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    In Steve's defense, I'm probably also enjoying the show more than most people posting here.

    Not that I think the show is currently great (I liked the pilot a lot but the second and third episodes have been rather meh), but the stupidity of the characters isn't bothering me as much as it is others.

    For me, I think because this isn't a show about the best and the brightest or even people who have had training for this, these are supposed to be average people who are caught in this situation.

    And let's face it, the average person isn't very smart....
    ;)

    So I expect a certain amount of stupidity from the characters.
     
  15. Jul 12, 2013 #75 of 148
    JohnB1000

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    I think you are talking to the wrong person there. Many a show thread has been "Helmerichs'd" and loses all fun for me.

    Sure if Barbie murdered him and he's dead then he is "on the other side".
     
  16. Jul 12, 2013 #76 of 148
    heySkippy

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    It wasn't murder, he was standing his ground.

    /runs
     
  17. Jul 12, 2013 #77 of 148
    astrohip

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    I think they made a strategic mistake by trying to play both sides. I remember when it was first announced, it was a summer mini-series. Then later, it was changed to "if it does well, we'll keep going". Now they have a semi-dog that doesn't belong anywhere.

    They could have made a taut, crisp, fast-paced mini-series. Story would have been better, it would move, people would stay and watch because we would know that the end would bring closure.

    Instead we get a show that, before three eps are done, is already dragging in places. And of course it is, they have to make it last as long as they can. Instead, they will get a sloppy story, that loses half its viewers before it's a month old, and ends up serving no master.

    Why oh why don't TV execs ever learn? You don't always have to go for six seasons. A fast win beats a slow death any day.
     
  18. Jul 12, 2013 #78 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Artistically, you're right. But in the network business model, they're making a massive investment with almost no chance of profit. If this does happen to be the one in (a thousand? Ten thousand? Whatever) that strikes gold, they don't want to limit their ability to rake it in for years to come. Almost every show ends in a slow death, and that's fine with them as long as it has a long life first, during which they can make tons of money and more than offset all the money they lose on all the shows that never make it to six seasons, or three, or one, or even ever get on the air in the first place.

    They'd rather bet on a six-season long-shot than on a one-summer long-shot.
     
  19. Jul 13, 2013 #79 of 148
    Bob_Newhart

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    Should have been a 4 part mini-series. This is awful.

    Hate hate hate the "hey dude" teenagers.

    Hate the doe eyed deputy.

    The newspaper woman is annoying.

    Crazy junior sucks.

    Barbie is boring.

    Hate Florida Evans.

    They took an interesting intriguing novel and made it into a bland Days of our Lives.

    I'm Out.
     
  20. Jul 13, 2013 #80 of 148
    mike_k

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    It's too bad that J.J. isn't with her under the dome.
     

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