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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 13, 2013 #81 of 148
    Win Joy Jr

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    Just finished the book this week and watched all three episodes tonight.

    Loved the book. The re-tooling to make this a full fledged series is a big negative in my enjoyment of the show. Changing characters motivations. Changing characteristics of the dome. May give it another week or two...
     
  2. Jul 14, 2013 #82 of 148
    Azlen

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    I don't think stupidity is the best way to describe how most of the characters are acting. Stupidity would be taking an axe to the dome or something else that would seem panicky. These people are all too calm. There's seemingly no curiosity, no panic, no planning, nothing that would indicate that they realized they had a dome around them. It's not that they are acting stupid, they just aren't acting like real people who just got cut off from the outside world.
     
  3. Jul 14, 2013 #83 of 148
    madscientist

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    He wasn't right... when talking about the pilot. They didn't make a huge deal out of it in that episode. In this one, it was in your face and unrealistic IMO. About par for the course in this show...

    Fiance :p
     
  4. Jul 14, 2013 #84 of 148
    TonyD79

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    It is all just bad writing. They weren't in your face at all. It was a confrontation with someone who confronted her. However, all the writing is melodramatic and bad.
     
  5. Jul 14, 2013 #85 of 148
    madscientist

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    One time is one thing. They did the same "reveal" two or three times in the same episode... that's in your face.

    And bad writing :p
     
  6. Jul 15, 2013 #86 of 148
    TonyD79

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    I say just bad writing because they are trying to do the "fish out of water" thing. Lets have someone who would seem totally out of place and use the resulting tension. So, what would be out of place? A lesbian couple with a teen daughter. What a great idea. In your face says there is an agenda. Given how bad their writing is, I just think it is yet another case of clumsy writing.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2013 #87 of 148
    Johnny Dancing

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    Some of your comments describe the typical ~1,000 page Stephen King tome.

    I have not read "Under the Dome" but am slogging through "11/22/63" now - it is good but goes on and on and on.

    While his books are well written and researched they tend to meander all over the place. He is too big and sells too many books as-is for any editor to turn his books into a taut storyline. I believe SK is heavily involved with the adaption of UTD.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2013 #88 of 148
    nyny523

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    There is a lot of bad writing and bad acting.

    I enjoyed the book, so I will likely stick with it a bit longer, but I dunno....
     
  9. Jul 16, 2013 #89 of 148
    Anubys

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    I may be smeeking, but did anyone else think "well, you could burn the empty box of matches with that last match"? ;)

    I did do a double-take when she offered crazy teenager a ride back into town as soon as they got out of the tunnel. So she followed him in her car?!
     
  10. Jul 16, 2013 #90 of 148
    squint

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    It's Hollywoodland where you can follow someone without ever arousing any suspicion.

    In the tunnels, where it's supposedly too dark for them to navigate without light, she manages to follow him. She doesn't stumble or make any noise despite walking just a few yards behind him in tunnels that are dead quiet and where any noise would echo like crazy.
     
  11. Jul 16, 2013 #91 of 148
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    I can imagine if I tried to find every little item that doesn't make sense I would enjoy this show much less.
     
  12. Jul 16, 2013 #92 of 148
    TonyD79

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    It is harder to NOT find them.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2013 #93 of 148
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    Maybe I should have said dwell on them, I noticed quite a few things but shrugged and moved on.

    My wife and I went to a movie a few weeks ago, World War Z and on the way home she commented on something that was not believable. I laughed noting that at a movie about zombies you had an issue about that?
     
  14. Jul 16, 2013 #94 of 148
    nyny523

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    But at the very least the world you are creating should make sense.

    We all get that it is fiction. Even science-fiction to a certain extent.

    But what sucks you into a story - even one that is not real - is the ability to make it FEEL real. When you read something like Harry Potter, for example, you KNOW it isn't real, but the author creates a world for us that we can believe.

    When it comes to The Dome, King did a much better job in the book of making the situation believable. But it is difficult to believe a lot of what is going on in the TV show because they are screwing up the most obvious details - things that have NOTHING to do with the Dome. Just regular, common sense details.

    It's hard to ignore...
     
  15. Jul 16, 2013 #95 of 148
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    maybe it's easier for me since I didn't read the book??
     
  16. Jul 16, 2013 #96 of 148
    nyny523

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    I don't think so.

    For example - you are in a situation where you are trapped. The only food available is what you are trapped with. Wouldn't it make LOGICAL SENSE to begin to ration what is available? Or to be worried that you might run out at some point?

    No one in this scenario seems the least bit concerned about basic survival. They make a passing comment about running out of bacon. No one seems worried or panicked about anything, except the one deputy (who played it so over-the-top it was difficult to believe).

    Compare this to a Zombie show like The Walking Dead. They worry about zombies, but they also worry about basic survival. There are interesting characters with real human flaws and emotions. Even though it is about Zombies, it is MUCH more believable than The Dome.

    Do you get what I am saying?
     
  17. Jul 16, 2013 #97 of 148
    Bierboy

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    I understand what's being said here we also need to remember it's only been what....three days? Maybe it all hasn't sunk in yet?
     
  18. Jul 16, 2013 #98 of 148
    nyny523

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    I dunno - if I were in that situation, and getting NO information, I would be freaking out after 3 days. I would be scared, worried, SOMETHING.

    These people are barely reacting. It isn't believable.
     
  19. Jul 16, 2013 #99 of 148
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Whoops, sorry...post deleted. (You might want to follow suit!)

    But that makes Bierboy's point even more applicable...in Episode 2, they were only in the first full day under the Dome.
     
  20. nyny523

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    No worries!

    I deleted mine, too. I read the book, so no big spoilers for me...

    I would still be freaking out. Maybe not about specifics, but freaking out.

    No one is freaking out!
     

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