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Old 08-14-2013, 08:04 AM   #1
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Under The Dumb "Thicker Than Water" OAD 8-12-2013

I'm speechless. Almost.

The whole thing with blowing up the well, along with how it came to exist in the first place and the expected results was just awful. A couple 2 liter bottles of ANFO exploded above ground and "It worked, the town has a reservoir again." Because a trickle of water isn't coming out a pipe on some farm somewhere else? Wow.

There are so many head-scratching things about this show that I don't even know where to go next. Like any Sci-Fi enthusiast, I sometimes think about what I might do in a given circumstance. Frequently I disagree with actions of characters in movies or TV shows, but never anything like this. What are the kids thinking keeping all these dome anomalies secret? Why is there still food in the diner? Where were all the people this week? Why isn't someone on either side of the dome trying to tunnel under to see how deep it goes? There's a lake full of water that apparently isn't fit to drink, but is it really useless for irrigation? Can't it be purified? It's not like there's a shortage of propane. And all those dead fish should be pretty decent fertilizer.

Nori and Angie are going to be BFFs? I guess Joe can hope some of his sister's sluttiness rubs off on his notgirlfriend. Junior flips then flops but that's okay because dad does also. "The Monarch Will Be Crowned?" As soon as that was said I thought of the butterfly instead of the king and what do you know but there's a butterfly tattoo (that doesn't look much like a Monarch) on Angie's shoulder. Wow!

5 episodes left. I will watch, but I'm not making any promises about next year.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:17 AM   #2
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LOL

love the Freudian slip (or was it intentional?) in the thread title.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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I'm thinking intentional.........
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:21 AM   #4
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Yeah that whole well thing was so dumb, that I am not even going to get into how unrealistic it was.
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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It was kind of funny when I stopped the show as Barby came in Julie's bedroom to point out to my son that a monarch could also be a butterfly only to unpause and have them go to the tattoo.

While it's easy to impress a child, that was pretty cool to have called it!

I did love how Barby went into the bedroom as if he'd been in and out of there for years
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #6
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While it's easy to impress a child, that was pretty cool to have called it!
Actually the butterfly was the first type of monarch that popped into my mind due to the fact that some episodes have shown swarms of them.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Actually the butterfly was the first type of monarch that popped into my mind due to the fact that some episodes have shown swarms of them.
You're faster than me. I had explained it to him when it first happened but then I didn't get the idea until the bedroom scene. I did point out the butterflies at the dome before I unpaused, but I did not make the connection right away.

The question now is: is it Karen herself or just something about butterflies in general and they used the tattoo as a prop?

Given the dome's connection to Joe and Karen, I think it's the former.

I wonder what their parents do for a living. Maybe they were secret research types and this is why the children are tuned to the dome.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:25 PM   #8
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My crackpot theory is that the pink star that fell from the sky is that alien egg, and the dome is it's shield protecting it.

Why didn't Julia's watch explode when she touched the mini dome? Why do people keep seeing hallucinations when they touch the dome/egg?

I know this show is crap, but I'm hooked.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #9
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Why do people put both palms on the dome? wouldn't it be more normal to tap it, knock on it, then bang on it?
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:32 PM   #10
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Yeah, very dumb. I'm only hanging on because I want to understand how/why the dome came to be and how the black rock with the little dome plays a part in it. Oh, and how Joe, Nori and Angie are tied to it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:57 PM   #11
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Yeah, very dumb. I'm only hanging on because I want to understand how/why the dome came to be and how the black rock with the little dome plays a part in it. Oh, and how Joe, Nori and Angie are tied to it.
Is Joe's sister named Angie? I think I posted it as Karen for some reason...
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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Actually the butterfly was the first type of monarch that popped into my mind due to the fact that some episodes have shown swarms of them.
That plus the long tracking shot of the CGI monarch butterfly (ala Forrest Gump feather) earlier in the show was another dead give away.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #13
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So I'm thinking Angie is the Monarch Queen, and the monarch butterflies from all over the world will gather to lift the dome and free her, at which time the egg will hatch and from it will emerge the Monarch King, who will destroy the Earth by shooting laser beams from his beautiful monarch wings. And then Angie will dump him and he'll chain her up in his basement.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #14
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^^ Either that or something big and crown-shaped is going to fall on her head.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #15
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Blonde Mom's death was really tough on me. I was terrified that she would eventually reanimate. Now I'm convinced she will. As will the others who have died. NO!!!!

(Including Red's husband.)

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Old 08-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #16
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I'm thinking the dome is not a sphere. If a scoop of earth was collected (as with a sphere) then the scoop of earth would no longer have the support of the earth that surrounds it and it would tilt.
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Why do people put both palms on the dome? wouldn't it be more normal to tap it, knock on it, then bang on it?
These people are so dumb, I'm surprised they aren't kicking it.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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I'll start watching again if Julia wears a bikini.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:24 PM   #19
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My crackpot theory is that the pink star that fell from the sky is that alien egg, and the dome is it's shield protecting it.

Why didn't Julia's watch explode when she touched the mini dome? Why do people keep seeing hallucinations when they touch the dome/egg?

I know this show is crap, but I'm hooked.
I was thinking something similar but with the whole butterfly motif, I'm thinking it's more like a cocoon. If Wilfred Brimley shows up then it's a sure thing.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #20
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Why did they decide to bury Alice in the middle of the yard rather than someplace more discreet? and why would anyone bother with squaring the corners of the hole?
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I'm thinking the dome is not a sphere. If a scoop of earth was collected (as with a sphere) then the scoop of earth would no longer have the support of the earth that surrounds it and it would tilt.
It's absolutely not a sphere. A sphere would have crushed or bumped out of the way anything it hit when it came down. We saw this thing slice a cow exactly in half (a scene, by the way, I don't really need to see any more) -- it definitely has a very sharp edge that is now underground.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #22
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I'm thinking the dome is not a sphere. If a scoop of earth was collected (as with a sphere) then the scoop of earth would no longer have the support of the earth that surrounds it and it would tilt.
Well, this is "Under the Dome" and not "In the Sphere" so good job on that revelation.
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Why did they decide to bury Alice in the middle of the yard rather than someplace more discreet? and why would anyone bother with squaring the corners of the hole?
I am no soldier, but digging a hole that size even with some help would take the better part of at least a day, probably two. Without gloves my hands would be callous covered and bloody after about two hours.
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Is Joe's sister named Angie? I think I posted it as Karen for some reason...
I was wondering who Karen was... I just figured that I was more disinterested in the show than I thought.
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Why did they decide to bury Alice in the middle of the yard rather than someplace more discreet? and why would anyone bother with squaring the corners of the hole?
Haha. Yeah, I thought it was funny how perfect the hole was.
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That plus the long tracking shot of the CGI monarch butterfly (ala Forrest Gump feather) earlier in the show was another dead give away.
Oh yeah -- that too.
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Well, this is "Under the Dome" and not "In the Sphere" so good job on that revelation.
I addressed the speculation that has been expressed on this board. So no good on that snark.
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I am no soldier, but digging a hole that size even with some help would take the better part of at least a day, probably two. Without gloves my hands would be callous covered and bloody after about two hours.
I'm always amazed at how quickly a deep grave can be dug by one person on TV.
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Why did they decide to bury Alice in the middle of the yard rather than someplace more discreet? and why would anyone bother with squaring the corners of the hole?
It is very hard not to get square corners on a hole dug with a backhoe.

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What are we, day 3 or 4, and Barbie comes up to Julia's bedroom and Julia says "How was your day honey?", like they been together for quite a while.
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