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#26 OFFLINE   Henry

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Thanks, guys ... that's good enough for me.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:55 PM

Color me unimpressed. I will probably watch the second episode to see if it gets better, if not, Bye.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

OK, well now it's out there. Strong cast, nice execution, and nice chilling hints at who's naughty and who's nice. Rachelle Lefever and Britt Robertson can't be beat. Jeff Fahey, who has probably been in a couple of King productions, is also great. Dean Norris and Mike Vogel seem promising. The "cow" was off the hook, as was the delivery truck scene. A perfect summer guilty pleasure.

 

I was a little confused by the Angie character; first she's a waitress and later she's a candy striper. I guess you can be both at that age, but I had to see her name tag to verify that it was the same girl; they looked the same but somehow different (her hair looks longer as a candy striper and the coloration is even different). She was wearing completely different clothes yet the time frame seems to span just a single day. Went back to watch that twice; still just as confused. It made me suspect that those scenes by the dumpster were from a completely different episode, actually, and were re-edited together later for whatever reason. Except they were not, according to the plot.

 

But a minor continuity error is acceptable, it just should never happen to that level of confusion in a pilot where you are trying to establish character identity. I watched a ep of Californication the other day where it was night time on the beach, and Hank and his girl du jour walk into the house from there, except sunlight is streaming in like its 2:30 in the afternoon. Pretty bush league.

 

What is fascinating about Steven King adaptations is that every movie (and I've seen most) was actually very good, while every TV show is actually usually pretty disappointing. Some have been OK, I guess. I liked The Langoliers and that one about the winter storm; Haven, not so much.

 

But this looks like the typical King technique of creating that "Lifeboat" claustrophobia, placing everyone under stress, and they seeing how everyone reacts, and that precept has usually been the at the center of the stories that don't fare as well as the others that do.

 

But why nitpick? It's great fun right now, and it will either hold up, meaning I will be there next summer for "Dome 2", or it will fall apart, meaning I won't make it past ep 6. But so far, highly recommended.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:11 PM

No repeat showing?



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:14 PM

Looks like it will be repeated Sunday, June 30 at 9 p.m.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:31 PM

I have read the book and enjoyed it.  I also am watching this series and so far I'm liking what I'm seeing.


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 09:37 PM

Ah, thanks Ren!



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:18 PM

Just watched it, not bad, have it season passed


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:30 AM

I was a little confused by the Angie character; first she's a waitress and later she's a candy striper. I guess you can be both at that age, but I had to see her name tag to verify that it was the same girl; they looked the same but somehow different (her hair looks longer as a candy striper and the coloration is even different). She was wearing completely different clothes yet the time frame seems to span just a single day. Went back to watch that twice; still just as confused. It made me suspect that those scenes by the dumpster were from a completely different episode, actually, and were re-edited together later for whatever reason. Except they were not, according to the plot..

 

Actually it does make sense. When she was dressed as a waitress it was before the dome. When she was dressed as a candy striper was after the dome. With all the injuries after the dome came down the hospital would have called in everybody who could help.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:30 AM

It was good enough that I didn't delete my timer. Not sure if it'll be on the top of my list to watch right away but I'll probably do what I do with a lot of series and let it build up a few eps and then watch 2, 3, 4 in a row some evening.




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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:40 AM

When I read the book last summer, Dean Norris was exactly the guy I had in my mind's eye for 'Big' Jim Rennie.  The casting director hit the mark on that one!


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:05 AM

The reason I have not read the book is I want to see how my own teories about what is happening work out.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:17 AM

One thing kind of irritated me. Why is there wind under the dome? In one of the final scenes her hair is blowing all over the place. Kind of took away from the "pretend there is a dome up there".



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:24 AM

Weather wouldn't stop just because they're in a dome. It's a large-enough area that it could become its own ecosystem. For one thing, the sun is still shining through, heating the air -- which causes it to rise. There also appears to be a significant body of water near the radio station.

 

You probably wouldn't see any cold fronts and thunderstorms roll through, but you could still see rain if the existing water evaporated and then condensed.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

The environmental issue is a major theme in the novel. The first episode was better than expected. Many differences with the source material, so it'll be interesting to see how it goes.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

Watched it.  It's ok, I guess.  Two or three more eps will tell the story.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 08:34 AM

King on the topic of book vs. TV series: http://www.stephenki...-changes-in-UTD



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:18 AM

Liked it! Confusion about the waitress/Candy stripper(guess she's both) other than that, liked it, hope CBS keeps it around unlike "Jericho" :nono2: .


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:46 AM

Liked it! Confusion about the waitress/Candy stripper ...

 

I must have missed that part. :eek2:

 

 

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

Watched it.  It's ok, I guess.  Two or three more eps will tell the story.

 

I haven't watched it yet.  I'm waiting to record a few more and than start watching it.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:40 PM

I haven't watched it yet.  I'm waiting to record a few more and than start watching it.

 

That's a good plan, toobs.  It's not bad ... and maybe the continuity of having two or three episodes in the can will help you enjoy it more.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:57 PM

Liked it! Confusion about the waitress/Candy stripper ...

I must have missed that part. :eek2:
 
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:03 PM

There was a waitress who started out naked and put on her uniform. Just watch in reverse. :)

 

There was a waitress who started out naked and put on her uniform. Just watch in reverse. :)

You just gave away a spoiler  :rotfl:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

I surprisingly liked it.  I didn't expect to.  Looking forward to more summer entertainment!


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:22 PM

Missed recording it tonight, anybody know if there's any repeat showings?

 

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