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#1 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:55 AM

It seems, at least on my box, it doesn't detect that there are multiple episodes of this miniseries. I had to set both tonight and tomorrow nights episodes separately.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:14 AM

I noticed there is a 2 hour and a 4 hour episode, same description. I recorded both.....?
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:36 PM

From what I understand it's a two part miniseries. I recorded the 4 hours one as well.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:02 PM

What I'd seen was that it was 2 hours tonight, then 2 tomorrow, at 9. Guess we'll find out.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

My Dish DVR had to be forced to schedule Monday as it thought it was a duplicate even though they both clearly said Part 1 and Part 2. So I checked the A&E web site before deciding what to do:

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

Thanks for the head up -- and just in time, too. I hit record five minutes b4 it started.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:23 PM

The tags & info box are identical for both parts. No way for a receiver to know they are different.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:36 PM

I forgot about it all together, thanks for the thread.

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 08:37 PM

What I'd seen was that it was 2 hours tonight, then 2 tomorrow, at 9. Guess we'll find out.


Correct, but they're also showing all 4 hours tomorrow night starting at 11:00EST (right after the second part is shown).

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Posted 11 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

I believe we had this same problem when the Andromeda Strain aired on A&E... Parts with identical guide info making it difficult to record both parts.

I haven't dealt with tomorrow yet... Will have to shuffle some other recordings to make it work anyway.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 05:48 PM

I have to say I love the novel, one of King's best, but this miniseries just did not capture the atmosphere. Sure there's another two hours tonight, but I dunno. Felt both rushed and too slow at the same time, does that make sense?

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:00 PM

I have to say I love the novel, one of King's best, but this miniseries just did not capture the atmosphere. Sure there's another two hours tonight, but I dunno. Felt both rushed and too slow at the same time, does that make sense?


I have not read a King novel since The Stand, only from lack of time and patience to sit and read.
So now when I see the movies I am not disappointed.
But back through the history of novel to movie or series, I cannot think of a movie that was better than the book. There is just something in the writing that no one can get exactly right.
It could be the time issue you suggest. If they could take one novel and stretch it over a 2-4 or even 6 season HBO series, it may lend the director the amount of time to allow for every detail.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:03 PM

Why can't these mini-sieres be tagged part 1 of 2, part 2 of 2?
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:13 PM

I have not read a King novel since The Stand, only from lack of time and patience to sit and read.


Not to derail the thread too much, but King's latest novel, 11/22/63, is one amazing book. If you haven't read any King novel in a long time, this would be the perfect time to try. It's his best novel in a long while.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 07:32 PM

A movie better than the book is rare. I don't know if they are necessarily better, but Stand by Me, Shawshank Redemption and Misery are very close to being equal at least. Maybe The Dead Zone.

Agreed, his latest one is excellent, I haven't been able to get into his books lately. Next is a new Dark Tower book.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

Either I am really tired every time I start watching this, or this is terribly boring. I wake up the next day after starting to watch episode 1 and it looks like I have not made it past the first 45min.

I am going to try again tonight

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

Yes, the first hour was boring and uninteresting.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

Yes, the first hour was boring and uninteresting.


it gets better?

I am about to find out, I am restarting it.
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

It gets interesting, but lacks that excitement element.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 02:19 PM

I have not read a King novel since The Stand, only from lack of time and patience to sit and read.
So now when I see the movies I am not disappointed.
But back through the history of novel to movie or series, I cannot think of a movie that was better than the book. There is just something in the writing that no one can get exactly right.
It could be the time issue you suggest. If they could take one novel and stretch it over a 2-4 or even 6 season HBO series, it may lend the director the amount of time to allow for every detail.


How about the movie of The Shining?

Even my brother who doesn't like King's books liked that one.
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