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Old 08-19-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Under the Dome - The Fourth Hand - OAD 8-19-13

I keep saying to myself each week the writing can't get any worse, only to be proven wrong. Please tell me how in the world will people get their weapons back that they voluntary turn in with no registration of weapons turned in, just put them in this pile over here, no receipt. I realize that certain things you have to accept in a show, like the dome, but when every facet of every day life is turned upside down, it's time to delete the SP.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #2
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My wife has never seen an episode. She was only watching because we'd been watching something else (BBQ Pitmasters! booyah!) and when it ended and I put on Under The Dumb, she was too lazy to get up and move.

When they started the turn in your guns conversation, she said, "no way anyone would turn in a gun in that situation; heck, I'd probably start carrying mine". I told her to just wait and watch... knowing the dumbness was just around the corner.

And they didn't disappoint.

Actually, it wasn't as terrible an episode as some have been, but the turn in your gun part was ridiculous.



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Old 08-19-2013, 10:55 PM   #3
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I agree ... the writing is getting worse every week ... it's like they sit down after dinner and say what shall we write this week. There's no continuity in the storyline. They bring in people that don't even seem to fit ... like that woman -- who the heck is she??

But, I was thinking the same thing about the guns ... how the heck are they going to return them?? I saw a man standing off to the side writing "something" down (I'm assuming it's probably the name of the owner and a description of the gun/weapon).

This would have been perfect as an 8- or a 10-week story ... a summer fill-in. Now they're trying to turn it into a long-term storyline ... they're ruining it.

And, that da*m "Junior," I wish somebody would take one of those weapons and eliminate him. G-d what a PIA.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:36 AM   #4
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"So, there goes that theory."

It's as if we, the viewers, were expected to be electric with speculation regarding Angie and the monarch. Flame wars all over the place. Then the show is so cool that it addresses the national buzz in a near breaking of the fourth wall.

This show gets it, man!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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So, is #4 going to be crazy Junior, or paranoid HAM Radio gal?
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:44 PM   #6
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So, is #4 going to be crazy Junior, or paranoid HAM Radio gal?
Perhaps it's the drug boss lady who magically appeared this week and is now a major character.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:48 PM   #7
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The show is absolutely terrible, and yet I can't turn away ...
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #8
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Natalie Zea seems to be attracted to really dumb shows lately.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:01 PM   #9
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Well, apparently the dome is a sphere, if Lil' Dome is any indication. How did that scrawny little kid carry that big honking thing with all the dirt in it? Does he have an anti-grav device in his closet?

These farmers have some pretty impressive guns. Like the sniper rifle with laser sights that Barbie had. What was the original owner using it for? Hunting squirrels?
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:29 PM   #10
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Natalie Zea seems to be attracted to really dumb shows lately.
Well, she has a lot of Justified to compensate for...
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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When they started the turn in your guns conversation, she said, "no way anyone would turn in a gun in that situation; heck, I'd probably start carrying mine".
in a surprisingly watchable episode (honest, no ffwd this week!), the gun scenario was unbelievable.

i kept waiting for someone to crash a truck into a sporting goods store, and next the whole town starts shooting everyone in sight (until it starts raining).
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I was amused by the fact that Linda defended the Second Amendment but had no problem violating the Fourth Amendment.

If Junior is the fourth hand, I may throw things at the TV
(Ok, soft things.)
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #13
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I was amused by the fact that Linda defended the Second Amendment but had no problem violating the Fourth Amendment.

If Junior is the fourth hand, I may throw things at the TV
(Ok, soft things.)
It's got to be Junior - right? After all, he was in the painting with the pink stars.

And I don't get the idea that Linda knows what the Fourth Amendment (or any of the others) is. It didn't sound like she was a very good student.
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Did I miss where they got a power plant up and running?
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:29 PM   #15
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I keep saying to myself each week the writing can't get any worse, only to be proven wrong. Please tell me how in the world will people get their weapons back that they voluntary turn in with no registration of weapons turned in, just put them in this pile over here, no receipt. I realize that certain things you have to accept in a show, like the dome, but when every facet of every day life is turned upside down, it's time to delete the SP.
Did you watch True Blood this week? There was a scene where

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Sam asked the people of the town to voluntarily enter into a monogamous "feeding relationship" with a healthy and hungry vampire. And they did.


That was about as believable as the pile-o-weapons scenario.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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These farmers have some pretty impressive guns. Like the sniper rifle with laser sights that Barbie had. What was the original owner using it for? Hunting squirrels?
Cats.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:47 PM   #17
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Did I miss where they got a power plant up and running?
I meant to mention that as well.
I was wondering where the power was coming from for Linda to watch the security tapes.

Now they did state that some people had home generators but not everyone and unless they run on propane, I'd think that they would run out of fuel soon.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:26 PM   #18
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Okay. This thing is just getting worse. Watching cause I'm bored.
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Okay. This thing is just getting worse. Watching cause I'm bored.
I'd stay away from bored for a while.
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I agree ... the writing is getting worse every week ... it's like they sit down after dinner and say what shall we write this week. There's no continuity in the storyline. They bring in people that don't even seem to fit ... like that woman -- who the heck is she??

But, I was thinking the same thing about the guns ... how the heck are they going to return them?? I saw a man standing off to the side writing "something" down (I'm assuming it's probably the name of the owner and a description of the gun/weapon).

This would have been perfect as an 8- or a 10-week story ... a summer fill-in. Now they're trying to turn it into a long-term storyline ... they're ruining it.

And, that da*m "Junior," I wish somebody would take one of those weapons and eliminate him. G-d what a PIA.
There is continuity in the storyline. It "Pink stars are falling in line".
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I meant to mention that as well.
I was wondering where the power was coming from for Linda to watch the security tapes.

Now they did state that some people had home generators but not everyone and unless they run on propane, I'd think that they would run out of fuel soon.
That was also one the problems I had with the book, it seem like everyone in the town had a generator running on propane. In a small town maybe, but this not a small town. Also, how long can a generator run on tank of propane? The tanks they were showing look small. The list Barb read sound like they were using the propane in the making of the drug, not just for power.
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That was also one the problems I had with the book, it seem like everyone in the town had a generator running on propane. In a small town maybe, but this not a small town. Also, how long can a generator run on tank of propane? The tanks they were showing look small. The list Barb read sound like they were using the propane in the making of the drug, not just for power.
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If they have whole house gennies aren't they fueled from a large tank on the property that would be filled by a truck?

But yes, even then running it 24/7 would be prohibitive,
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The show is absolutely terrible, and yet I can't turn away ...
Yep. I find it a bit amusing that the same people complain about how terrible the show is week after week, but apparently are still watching maybe they just watch to come here and complain about it!

Yeah, it's poorly written, but for some reason, the story intrigues me enough to keep at it. I've watched (and stopped watching) a whole lot worse.
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Yep. I find it a bit amusing that the same people complain about how terrible the show is week after week, but apparently are still watching maybe they just watch to come here and complain about it!

Yeah, it's poorly written, but for some reason, the story intrigues me enough to keep at it. I've watched (and stopped watching) a whole lot worse.
Yes. Some of us have stated that how bad the show is is intriguing. You know. Like Plan 9 bad. The week was generic bad. Not bad enough.
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Yes. Some of us have stated that how bad the show is is intriguing. You know. Like Plan 9 bad. The week was generic bad. Not bad enough.
Maybe that's CBS' plan. Draw in people who will watch week after week just to talk about how bad the show is, and make millions!!

The one thing that really irks me about this show, is they just can't figure out what kind of show it's supposed to be. Is it Sci Fi? A mobster show? A survival show? Focus on one aspect and run with it. It just goes off on these tangents. I wonder if the show was just a mini-series if it would have been more focused. I could live with most of the unbelievably. Heck it's show that takes place in a dome!!
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It's like a car wreck. You just HAVE to look!

Every week I ask my wife why we're still watching. I guess it's to see how dumb it can get.
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It's got to be Junior - right? After all, he was in the painting with the pink stars.
And he's the only remaining character the right age.


Julia commented about how she keeps clinging to the idea that there's a rational explanation for everything, but she's finding it hard to do that. I feel the same way. But at least I can change the channel. Poor Julia's stuck in there!
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At least this one has a normal title so I could find it. Last week someone screwed with the title and put Dumb instead of Dome. I never found it until some posted a link to it.

I just watched this episode last night. Everyone at work is watching this show. Actually alot of people I run into are watching this show. And the consensus is that they all like it.
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I meant to mention that as well.
I was wondering where the power was coming from for Linda to watch the security tapes.

Now they did state that some people had home generators but not everyone and unless they run on propane, I'd think that they would run out of fuel soon.
She was where all the propane is stored. So with all the propane stored there, that location could have power for a very long time.
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