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Old 09-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #31
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Seriously. I wanted to punch my television ... I invested 13 weeks in *THAT* :ANGER:
To be fair, you only invested 13 hours. It only seemed like 13 weeks.
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Hank got out of the hole in the New Mexico desert for this?



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Old 09-17-2013, 11:17 PM   #33
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I enjoyed the season. I don't care whether its unrealistic. I don't care if the characters do stupid things. It's a light, fun show. It reminds me of 'the following' in that respect. Just don't take it too seriously.

I bet most of you will be back next season.

Now I'm off to pursue 'sleepy hollow' as my new guilty pleasure.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:36 PM   #34
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The thing is, this show apparently gets good ratings.
Currently getting a 7.3/10 on IMDB as well. The thing is a huge win for a summer show for the network.

However, Big Brother brings in big ratings, too, so ratings aren't necessarily a ringing endorsement.

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Currently getting a 7.3/10 on IMDB as well. The thing is a huge win for a summer show for the network.
This makes me totally re-thing IMDB ratings


Maybe it's like seeing Chick-Fil-A with 5 stars on Yelp!
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #36
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Maybe it's like seeing Chick-Fil-A with 5 stars on Yelp!
Hey now! Chick-Fil-A is the shizz... even if you're gay.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:35 AM   #37
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Seriously. I wanted to punch my television ... I invested 13 weeks in *THAT* :ANGER:
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To be fair, you only invested 13 hours. It only seemed like 13 weeks.
This IS a TIVO forum. If you fast forwarded thought the commercials, you only spent about 9:45 on this. Still, it's almost ten hours that you will never get back!
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:48 AM   #38
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:02 AM   #39
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At least they were consistent!!

You all know that I'm not one of those who go on and on about bad writing and inconsistencies as long as I'm entertained. And I was for this show for about 4-5 episodes. Then the "dumb" was so overwhelming that even I wasn't entertained. I stuck around to see what happens with the dome and the managed to make THAT totally stupid. I could care less about the vindictiveness of the characters and the ridiculous addition of the "boss" lady for a couple of episodes. If they had stuck to the story about the dome and the egg and how the town deals with that, it would have been better. And they should have just kept this a mini-series.

I'm out next summer. I'm sure I can find better things to do with the 9 and change hours I wasted on this.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:49 AM   #41
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At least they were consistent!!

You all know that I'm not one of those who go on and on about bad writing and inconsistencies as long as I'm entertained. And I was for this show for about 4-5 episodes. Then the "dumb" was so overwhelming that even I wasn't entertained. I stuck around to see what happens with the dome and the managed to make THAT totally stupid. I could care less about the vindictiveness of the characters and the ridiculous addition of the "boss" lady for a couple of episodes. If they had stuck to the story about the dome and the egg and how the town deals with that, it would have been better. And they should have just kept this a mini-series.

I'm out next summer. I'm sure I can find better things to do with the 9 and change hours I wasted on this.
Yup. Pretty much sums it up right there.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #42
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Wow, I tried. I really did. I anguished through as much of this last episode as I was able. By about 12 minutes in I was outta there. SP deleted. Adios dome people.

The weekly threads were great, though!
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:23 PM   #43
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Now that the season is over, hopefully all of you can keep your promise and not come back for season 2. Despite what these threads would have you believe every week, not everybody hates this show. I got a late start on this show and didn't start watching until episode 6. By then, everyone had decided they weren't interested in this show, yet for some reason you all kept watching every week and flooding the forum with b*tching and whining about it. I've had no interest in being the sole person posting anything positive about the show, so I just stay silent.

What annoys me most is week after week, I see people complaining about things of the show, but some of the complaints are clearly inaccurate. It makes it obvious that the person didn't even bother to actually watch the show. Hell, sometimes their complaint is even preceded by a comment about how they couldn't be bothered to watch the show so they just skimmed it.

That's the type of stuff that makes me (and probably many others) have absolutely no interest in participating in these threads each week. Maybe you all will go away next season, but I'm not holding my breath. Most of you will probably be back again.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #44
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That's the type of stuff that makes me (and probably many others) have absolutely no interest in participating in these threads each week. Maybe you all will go away next season, but I'm not holding my breath. Most of you will probably be back again.
There was never anything stopping you from creating your own thread for people who don't see the show as mock-worthy. Forum rules/mods probably would have supported you if you'd asked folks with nothing good to say to hold their tongue.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #45
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Now that the season is over, hopefully all of you can keep your promise and not come back for season 2. Despite what these threads would have you believe every week, not everybody hates this show. I got a late start on this show and didn't start watching until episode 6. By then, everyone had decided they weren't interested in this show, yet for some reason you all kept watching every week and flooding the forum with b*tching and whining about it. I've had no interest in being the sole person posting anything positive about the show, so I just stay silent.

What annoys me most is week after week, I see people complaining about things of the show, but some of the complaints are clearly inaccurate. It makes it obvious that the person didn't even bother to actually watch the show. Hell, sometimes their complaint is even preceded by a comment about how they couldn't be bothered to watch the show so they just skimmed it.

That's the type of stuff that makes me (and probably many others) have absolutely no interest in participating in these threads each week. Maybe you all will go away next season, but I'm not holding my breath. Most of you will probably be back again.
First of all, many of us came in here actually liking the show at the beginning (raises hand). Second lots of us watch JUST to participate in the thread. There's enough dreck in this show to actively discuss that it makes watching worth while just to come here and "compare notes" As has been said over and over again, reading this thread is more entertaining than the show. And thirdly, like a bad 1950s Sci Fi movie, it's just bad enough to be laughably funny in it's execution. Plus some of us were at least curious what happens with the dome (again, raises his hand).

I agree, ratings were good, so there must be a lot of people who liked the show. Either that, or perhaps they were watching for the same reasons I just outlined.
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There was never anything stopping you from creating your own thread for people who don't see the show as mock-worthy. Forum rules/mods probably would have supported you if you'd asked folks with nothing good to say to hold their tongue.
Actually, there's no reason why he can't just tell us what he likes about the show. and maybe he'll convince us why we are wrong? I've participated in many threads where I vehemently disagree with the majority.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #47
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Spoilerizing so that LordKronos doesn't have to read my comment about this episode:

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I was really hoping, when the dome went opaque, that we wouldn't be able to see the show anymore. Sadly, the show must go on.

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #48
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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.
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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.
Great interview with Dean Norris on this past week's Breaking Bad. SPOILERS if you haven't watched the latest BB episode.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...nailing-630830

While most of the interview is about BB, they ask him about his latest show, Under the Dome. In it, he says

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Actually, part of what they wanted to do is bring the cable experience to network. But there are definitely more cooks! One thing about AMC is that they let Vince basically run the show without any notes. And there are a few more people with a few things to say on this one. But it's crazy -- 20 to 30 million people are watching Under the Dome worldwide, and we are happy when 6 million people are watching Breaking Bad.
Also, he's married and has five kids. Hellyeah he needs work!
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And an interview with the showrunner...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...vaughan-630158


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CBS closed the curtain on the freshman season of summer ratings hit Under the Dome on Monday with an hour that offered the biggest answer yet as to who is behind the mysterious dome that has encapsulated Chester's Mill.

During the season finale, the presumed aliens behind the dome (a reveal in line with Stephen King's book) inhabited the late Alice's body with a message: the trapped community isn't being punished but instead protected. But that would be the only clue viewers would receive about Dome's central mystery. Just what are they being protected from? In the words of the Alter Alice: "You'll see!"

The Hollywood Reporter turned to executive producer Brian K. Vaughan to respond to burning questions about the season, the creative direction of the series and his vision for season two.

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I think the show just laid an egg.
The new 21st century meme for "jumped the shark" is now "laid an egg"? Brilliant! LOL!

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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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Hank got out of the hole in the New Mexico desert for this?



Stoopid.
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Now that the season is over, hopefully all of you can keep your promise and not come back for season 2. Despite what these threads would have you believe every week, not everybody hates this show. I got a late start on this show and didn't start watching until episode 6. By then, everyone had decided they weren't interested in this show, yet for some reason you all kept watching every week and flooding the forum with b*tching and whining about it. I've had no interest in being the sole person posting anything positive about the show, so I just stay silent.

What annoys me most is week after week, I see people complaining about things of the show, but some of the complaints are clearly inaccurate. It makes it obvious that the person didn't even bother to actually watch the show. Hell, sometimes their complaint is even preceded by a comment about how they couldn't be bothered to watch the show so they just skimmed it.

That's the type of stuff that makes me (and probably many others) have absolutely no interest in participating in these threads each week. Maybe you all will go away next season, but I'm not holding my breath. Most of you will probably be back again.
I've been harassed in other threads for saying the same thing.

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And an interview with the showrunner...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...vaughan-630158
The reveal that the Domies are not being punished, but are actually being protected ... but from what?!! Stay tuned ... I'm gonna guess that they are being protected from skin cancer (UV rays)! But the aliens didn't think to protect the Domies from lead poisoning (as in lead bullets). D'Oh!
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The reveal that the Domies are not being punished, but are actually being protected ... but from what?!! Stay tuned ... I'm gonna guess that they are being protected from skin cancer (UV rays)! But the aliens didn't think to protect the Domies from lead poisoning (as in lead bullets). D'Oh!
I think they are being protected from the b*tching and whining of TCF forum members
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Actually, there's no reason why he can't just tell us what he likes about the show. and maybe he'll convince us why we are wrong? I've participated in many threads where I vehemently disagree with the majority.
Me too.

I know, you are shocked.
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...an interview with the showrunner...
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...vaughan-630158
thanks for that link! the article was insightful, and actually has me looking forward to season two.

i've been watching each week and following the threads, but haven't commented much - i'm a sci-fi lover, few larger budget sci-fi tv series make it to air, and even fewer last.

even though i agreed with many of the comments, i've still been quietly cheering for the series to survive, hoping they'll learn from the first season, and it'll turn out to be better. we'll see.
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After watching this entire season and feeling underwhelmed, will I enjoy the book if I start reading it? Does the book at least have closure?
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I loved the book. My husband, who hasn't read it, asked me last night if "any of this happened in the book." I told him nothing since the first episode happened in the book.

ETA: We hated the show and cancelled the SP after the season finale.
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After watching this entire season and feeling underwhelmed, will I enjoy the book if I start reading it? Does the book at least have closure?
I gave up on the show after three or four episodes. Liked the premise but hated the execution. Picked up the book and enjoyed it. Thought the ending sucked but I still enjoyed the book. It is a very, very easy read. Very short chapters and switching between characters often makes it easy to pick up and put down.
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The people gathering at the church because they thought it was the Apocalypse, then sat in the pews with nobody to preach to them. Big Jim, fresh from a-killin' & a-lyin' (aka "a-sinnin'), who was not aware of this gathering, heads to the front and preaches to the attentive townsfolk (who had only recently rioted and looted each other) on comin' together for a-lynchin'! In Chester's Mill, apparently that's like a picnic.
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SP deleted but if they keep providing it on Amazon Prime, I may tune in occasionally. I found it horrible and I like Scifi. It is not worth using up a TiVo tuner and space.
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After watching this entire season and feeling underwhelmed, will I enjoy the book if I start reading it? Does the book at least have closure?
The ending of the book was utter crap. Stephen King has a habit of doing that.

Other than that, it's a fine read. The series has diverged significantly from the book, so you'll get some new material. Don't expect to find major answers to things that were brought up in the series in the book. Read it if you enjoy human conflict as it's more about the interaction of the characters than understanding the nature of the dome.
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