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Old 09-16-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Under the Dome - "Curtains" OAD 9/16/13

I was telling my sister before the episode aired that the dome would become opaque and leave them in the dark!
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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What a crappy end to the season. This show sets the bar low and still fails to meet expectations.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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Yeah, that too.
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Old 09-16-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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Really? It went pitch-black dark?

Time for Vin Diesel to show up with his shiny silver eyes...
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:11 PM   #5
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My kids were disappointed that this was the last episode until next summer. They really want it to return. Mine might be the only family watching this next year.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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The entire season was dreck. And it remained consistent to the end.

I can finally let it go. I am at peace.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #7
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The dome is there to protect them, but they have to earn the light, wtf sense does that make?

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #8
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Really? It went pitch-black dark?

Time for Vin Diesel to show up with his shiny silver eyes...
Yeah, it did. I was trying to brainstorm ridiculously stupid endings to the season and that's what I came up with. The other idea was that the dome/sphere would become solid and trap the inhabitants as if they were in amber.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:52 PM   #9
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Where was Barbie's trial? Big Jim says he's guilty so he's guilty?

The town sheriff is pathetic. Don't touch. This is police property cause I says so!

Dean Norris just left the best show on TV to work on this? He's gotta be pissed at his agent for sure.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:20 AM   #10
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How on earth are they going to drag this on for another season? I thought listening to the audio book was tortuous! I blamed that on the narrator, but maybe I was wrong about that...
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:04 AM   #11
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I'm done. A light show? That's all we got?
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:33 AM   #12
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You earn light by throwing eggs in the lake.

It all makes sense now.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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And the cliff "hanger?"

The town went from ignoring all the problems to a lynch mob in less than two weeks. Believing in a guy who was portrayed as not well liked in the beginning. Meanwhile, the woman who can save the doll guy is sulking around rather than just going to the town square and proclaiming who shot her? And she is a media person??

All these episodes and not a single answer.

Deleted the season pass this morning.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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I keep thinking of Alf and Mork when watching this show. "Shumway?" An egg? This has to be some kind of prequel. Squellman the Yellow will fly in and save the day.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:38 AM   #15
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The town sheriff is pathetic. Don't touch. This is police property cause I says so!
Well, "pathetic" is probably still a correct description, but she's only "Sheriff" because the real Sheriff was killed when his pacemaker exploded at the dome. So this job is a bit out of her normal realm, and (I don't really recall for sure) if Big Jim chose her to fill in, it's at least as much for her lack of experience and expectation to be able to control her actions as anything else.

One things for certain, the brain trust in this town doesn't run deep.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:56 AM   #16
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Dean Norris just left the best show on TV to work on this? He's gotta be pissed at his agent for sure.
The thing is, this show apparently gets good ratings. More people watch "Under the Dome" than "Breaking Bad". And the show went from a potential one-season mini-series to being renewed for a second season. I'd say, from a business POV, his agent did pretty well. This is consistent with the majority of work Norris has gotten in the past. At this point in his career, BB was a peak which will be difficult to achieve again, but at least he is still a working actor, which is more than can be said of most actors.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #17
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i had no idea this was the end of the season until i read this thread. this show vindicates me surfing the web all the while i watch tv.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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SP deleted. If I could do more to it like shred it and incinerate it I would.
This plus a gazillion.


Here's just one of so many issues: Ok, the alien people come to talk to them (now we know it's aliens!). But in a classic, overused trope, the alien life-form can only talk for a few seconds, then just as they get to the meaty questions, he/she/it fades away. Why can aliens not simply appear, tell us everything we need to know, and move forward? Do they belong to a union that requires small, infrequent appearances, full of mystery and intrigue?

And duh, if I had a magic egg, the FIRST thing I would do is drop it in the lake. To nurture it, ya' know. Or drown it, whichever comes first.

Wondering how the hoi polloi feel? Here is a fb post from a non-TV friend of mine (yes, I have them ). She and I have never discussed TV shows for one second of our 10 year friendship. Honestly, I didn't even know she watched TV.

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Ok, so I was probably Lame to watch Under the Dome series, but it was suppose to End tonight/finale---NOT so---another season---or two? Not for me. That was enough. Very irritating. I hate that. I was curious about it was all, not much on at the same time, but then I just kept watching it--curious? No more---poo

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Old 09-17-2013, 01:12 PM   #19
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Where was Barbie's trial? Big Jim says he's guilty so he's guilty?
Well, I think Big Jim's angle was that God was clearly angry at all the wickedness in the town and executing (sacrificing) Barbie would appease him.

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The town sheriff is pathetic. Don't touch. This is police property cause I says so!
The writers are clearly too sheltered/ignorant. She should have said it was evidence or anything other than police property.

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You earn light by throwing eggs in the lake.

It all makes sense now.
The dome really seems to respond to the intent or commitment of the few people it communicates with. I think Julia had to choose between giving the black egg device to Big Jim to save Barbie or saving the egg. When she dumped the egg in the water and was rendered irretrievable by her, she showed that she had chosen the egg over Barbie.

Lastly, was it just me or did the dome turn from opaque to merely translucent? I thought it was supposed to be transparent so maybe the egg is still somewhat upset with them.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #20
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I think the show just laid an egg.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:42 PM   #21
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I think the show just laid an egg.
Seriously. I wanted to punch my television ... I invested 13 weeks in *THAT* :ANGER:
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:54 PM   #22
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I realize that logic and rational thought are in short supply in Chester's Mill (as they are in the real world), but not one person asked the question, "if Barbie shot Julia, why is she helping him?"


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I would have been happy with the series if they had just had a few bikini scenes with red.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #24
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I realize that logic and rational thought are in short supply in Chester's Mill (as they are in the real world), but not one person asked the question, "if Barbie shot Julia, why is she helping him?"

Junior (a source of wisdom, as we all know), has that all figured out. She is a liar. She lied before so she lied now.

Big Jim's spin was that she hired Barbie to kill her husband and it went wrong and that discredits her.

Logic as portrayed in Chester's Mill.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:29 PM   #25
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I would have been happy with the series if they had just had a few bikini scenes with red.
Don't forget Sheriff Hottie.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:56 PM   #26
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As bad as the first 12 weeks of this has been, they did a remarkable job this week. They had more dumb in the first 30 minutes than they were able to cram in to the rest of the series.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #27
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Well, that was dumb all right. Season pass deleted, but I will read the threads next year.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:52 PM   #28
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I am in a huge minority here but I am actually kinda enjoying the show. Just like World War Z I totally forgot the book and just going with it and am interested to see where they are taking the story and how it will be different.

I will watch next season.
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I realize that logic and rational thought are in short supply in Chester's Mill (as they are in the real world), but not one person asked the question, "if Barbie shot Julia, why is she helping him?"

Because it wasn't Barbie that shot Julia.
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