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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. aaronwt

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    With the most recent episode, it's only been three days since the dome appeared. Sure there might be some people who would ration right away, but the majority of people would not have been thinking about it for the first few days.

    It looks like the ratings have stabilized. It got 10.8 million viewers for the most recent episode which I think is pretty even with the manhunt episode ratings. Under the Dome is easily the most watched show right now for total viewers.
     
  2. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    With the general lack of other shows at the moment, it's kind of like we're all under a dome and have only it to watch, though.
     
  3. Bob_Newhart

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    at least we have bacon!
     
  4. Bierboy

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    :eek: Now it's ME who's all worried about the lack of food and oxygen....
     
  5. TonyD79

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    Nonsense. People plan on stocking up and rationing if there is prediction of a snow storm around here. While a dome is new, planning for and being cut off from supplies happens in this country several times a year in different places.

    Do you think people in Jersey didn't understand they had low gas supplies as soon as Sandy hit? Do you think it took them days?

    People in hurricanes and other power outages put water in their tubs to flush toilets, etc., if they have wells.
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Most people start stocking up BEFORE the disaster starts. After it hits, bedlam. A significant part of all of our complaints comes down to one simple issue: None of these people are acting like a normal person would if a huge dome suddenly appeared. None of them.

    I'm still watching, and I have huge issues with it. But it's mildly entertaining, and there's nothing else on. If this was Fall, the SP would be dust.
     
  7. Arcady

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    I'm not sure if anyone else said this yet, but if I have one match left, I'd light something else on fire (like the matchbox) to extend the available time I have.

    This show gets one more chance from me (I haven't watched the newest episode on my TiVo yet.) If it doesn't improve, I will light the season pass on fire.
     
  8. aaronwt

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    But how would people act? They would certainly not all act the same way. For instance I would not go near the edge of the dome and certainly not touch it. But I'm sure other people would.
    And if people think it will be a temporary thing, why would you even consider rationing. Not until after a few days that it sinks in that the dome might last a while would certain people even think about rationing.

    I would also think many people would be sure the government would find a way in quickly so there would be no worries. Only after a certain amount of time passes would that thinking change.

    I would think panic would not start to set in for most people until several days have passed. And we are only on day three of the Dome with the most recent episode. Having the situation that just happened in the 07/12/2013 episode would probably get alot of people thinking about what could happen in the future.
     
  9. KyleLC

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    You should spoilerize the last sentence of your post.
     
  10. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    The fact that NO ONE from the outside (the military, the government) is communicating with them would be the first thing that would panic me. They have repeatedly shown that the soldiers flat out ignore them - won't even make eye contact. That wouldn't freak you out???? I would be going out of my mind trying to find out WTF is going on. I would be standing at the "wall" with signs asking "WTF is going on?" I would be panicking if no one acknowledged my presence, much less my questions.

    These people are NOT behaving the way people would behave in this situation. Not even REMOTELY. And that is why it isn't believable.
     
  11. aaronwt

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    I wouldn't be going near the edge of the dome. I would be keeping a healthy distance. I would be more worried about another dome coming down and slicing my arm off or worse. Or the dome shrinking and killing people in the process standing near it. At least in the first few days those would be my main concerns.

    So if I had a generator with a nice supply of fuel, I would have spent the first few days mostly inside, and only gone outside to get info from other people that went to the edge of the dome. But I would not have gone with them.
     
  12. nyny523

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    OK.

    But would you be eating at the local diner wondering about the bacon supply?

    Or going to a party?

    These people are not acting as if there is a problem!
     
  13. aaronwt

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    If I was a teenager then yes, I would have gone to a party with the other teenagers. That sounds normal to me for a teenager, even with extraneous circumstances. I've seen teenagers have parties under almost any circumstance. So this sounds perfectly normal to me.

    In the diner, that sounds probable too. Your average person is not initially going to be thinking this dome is going to last for weeks of years. They would think that whatever it is, the military/government would quickly find a way in, or that they caused it and it would disappear quickly. I still think that most people would not think about rationing until after a few days and then you start having the fear that the dome is not coming down quickly. And then start to realize that they could be in deep trouble with supplies running out.
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, I think two things. First, it would be interesting to see if you would really be as calm and rational in a worldview-shattering experience as you think you would be. Maybe you would, who knows? No way to find out.

    But I can guarantee, many (most?) people would not be. There would be all kinds of freaking out going on, along with the calm-and-rational and the in-denial. And that's what we're just not seeing.

    I really think the writers are too focused on the individual people and their personal dramas to pay any attention to what would be happening to a society under these conditions.
     
  15. Bierboy

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    Why? It doesn't "reveal" anything....I'm pickier than most about spoilers, but that simply doesn't require it.
     
  16. nyny523

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    This.

    I know I would be freaking out. NO WAY I would remain calm. I would be terrified!!! Even the one guy they showed freaking out (that deputy guy) was so unbelievable - either bad writing or bad acting or both.

    I remember several years ago - not long after 9/11 - there was a huge blackout. We experienced it in NYC, and through some battery operated radios learned that several other east coast states were also without power.

    People panicked. This was a ONE DAY event, and people panicked. Many thought it was another terrorist attack. No one could explain what was happening. Gas stations were not pumping. People were stuck with no public transportation. It was NUTS. And that was just HOURS. I cannot even imagine what it would have been like after 3 days.

    This show is not making me believe that these people are in a bad situation.
     
  17. TonyD79

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    You'd actually think the dome was temporary? Based on what?

    I'm telling you, people treat snowstorms, which ARE temporary like the world is ending. But a dome, you'd just sit back and wait it out. Maybe. But you actually think it is normal to act like nothing is happening?

    As for going near the dome. Most would. Recently, we had a tornado watch at my work. I work right next to BWI airport. It was serious enough that they evacuated the airport main level. We were told to get away from windows. What to most do? Go to the windows to watch.

    Yes, there would be some in denial as you would be. But there would be a lot more thought, panic, planning.

    To me, the teens are the only ones who acted close to normally. They held a "hurricane party" or were curious. The adults acted like there was a light breeze today.
     
  18. rich

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    Yeah, this bothers me too. In the last episode we saw that the dome is still transparent when viewed from the outside. I just don't know what to make of this.

    At least the sewer pipes haven't backed up yet (and why would that be?)
     
  19. Steveknj

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    But it's about Zombies so it's stupid and it sucks :D (I'm not a fan of horror) Only Zombie movie I ever liked was Shaun of the Dead, because it was a parody of Zombie movies :) Even that was stupid, but it made me laugh :)

    Under the Dome isn't a piece of art. It's dumb summer fare. I take it for what it is. I think if you expected more, you'd be disappointed. Yeah, the characters act like self absorbed tools, but at least some of them are entertaining self absorbed fools :)

    Spoiler about most recent episode:

    That said, I thought this week's episode did little to move the story along, and the story line seemed out of place for the show. I'm on the fence to keep watching....but still want to see why the dome was put there before I give up on the show.
     
  20. squint

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    Wastewater treatment plants usually aren't that far outside of town, if at all.
     

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