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Under The Dome

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by toobs, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. armophob

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    I have taken great hope from the show that after relentlessly stalking and imprisoning a female, she will eventuality begin to like me.
     
  2. Laxguy

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    Like Patty Hearst?

    Guess it depends on her psyche and solidity. Then again, I've heard it is illegal in many states.......
     
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    It didn't workout very well in Cleveland and he had 3.
     
  4. Maruuk

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    In the movie/play "Carousel" Shirley Jones explains to her daughter that it's okay for her father to hit her (as he had brutally struck Shirley earlier in the flick) because when a guy who loves you beats you up it "feels like a kiss". Oscar Hammerstein must've been boning up on Sharia Law when he wrote that.

    After all, Jr. was just doing it for her own good! Of course, just as all gay characters traditionally had to commit suicide in every Hollywood film, Jr. will have to die a horrible death for his politically-incorrect behavior. That's the New Hollywood morality at play.
     
  5. armophob

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    He got away with it for 10 years and he didn't even have a dome or a mini dome with an egg and pink stars.
     
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    Wow! I have just the opposite opinion of the show. I think, every week, that it just can't get more stupid, but it does--every week! Gee, we're stuck under a dome, so let's all just turn in our guns. OKAY! Let's start a fight club. Huh?!? dumped the SP after this one. It just overran my irrationality threshold.
     
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  7. James Long

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    I'll watch it for three more episodes (or whatever it has left this year) but I agree that the story is getting stretched.

    "You lied to me and killed my husband ... but it was his fault so I'm OK with that."

    Big Jim allowing "things to work out" ... and another death under the dome at his hand.

    The beloved straight arrow sheriff allows a major drug operation to thrive as long as the drugs poison someone else's town.
     
  8. Maruuk

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    Hey, you guys are applying logic to what's essentially a freak show. It's supposed to be nonsensical. It's on network TV!
     
  9. James Long

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    I said it myself over three weeks ago ...
    I was hoping for less of a soap opera ... but I don't know Steven King well enough to know if this is normal or one of those "based on a story by" derivations that is becoming "based on characters created by" - cashing in on the name to sell a less than the best product.
     
  10. armophob

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    Very few adaptations of his books truly represent them well. Even the good movies are not close enough to the writing to be considered a Stephen King movie.
    It (pardon the pun) seems that the television versions suffer the most. I think he knows the consequences and just enjoys the paycheck in his age these days. Heck he is touring in a band now and just having fun.
     
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    I have to agree, I have read The Colorado Kid and there is not much similarity to Haven. I have Under The Dome in my Kindle app and will see what I think of the comparison this winter. That said, I am enjoying the series. You just have to not try to rationalize everything. If you think about it Star Trek played fast and loose with science as we know it and nobody complained about that
     
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    While I agree with you in that we just have to let it all slide, the original "Star Trek" did get more than its share of derision.

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  13. James Long

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    Star Trek is set in the future. There will be plenty of scientific advances over the next few hundred years to explain the "discrepancies" people have with Star Trek. Just think of how far we have come with science over the past 100 years. Or even 50.

    Then again, Under The Dome is set in an alternate reality where Chester's Mill exists in Maine.

    Oh, and there is a dome over the town. :)
    (I'm not sure what is under the town ... other than a fresh water spring and a lot of buried secrets.)
     
  14. Laxguy

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    Not one damn lobster, and has it occurred to anyone else that there's not even the slightest trace of a Maine accent? Still, I am watching eagerly.
     
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    Some of the initial publicity said it was supposed to be Pennsylvania -- for example, this review, which came out the day of the first episode, refers to that.

    Of course, nothing in the show has really indicated Pennsylvania, either. If I recall correctly, the license plates on the cars are highly generic.

    And the boat Big Jim used in this week's episode had a North Carolina registration number (makes sense, since that's where the show is filmed).
     
  16. Laxguy

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    There's been a number of mentions of a Maine town, and Maine gets a lot of tourists, so license plates are o.k. :).

    Anyway, I miss me some Mainers this year!
     
  17. Doug Brott

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    Are we there yet?
     
  18. Laxguy

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    Aaay-yup!
     
  19. pablo

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    It's definitely very "based on the characters created by".
     
  20. Sep 3, 2013 #300 of 476
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    I found this last episode annoying

    So...according to Big Jim and the new sheriff (and the radio guy), Barbi shot the reporter he was living with because she found out he killed her husband?

    And she believed this after getting a call from Barbi trying to get help for her, going to the house and seeing she wasn't there and later finding out he had taken her to the hospital?

    That makes sense?

    Save the life of the person you supposedly shot? The only eye witness?

    Umm...okay.
     

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