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Under The Dome

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

  1. Jun 24, 2013 #21 of 476
    renbutler

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    The pilot was all right. Kind of mindless summer entertainment.

    I'll probably watch again next week. It wasn't exactly gripping though.

    The wife called it "kind of dumb," I believe.
     
  2. Jun 25, 2013 #22 of 476
    Maruuk

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    Missed recording it tonight, anybody know if there's any repeat showings?
     
  3. Jun 25, 2013 #23 of 476
    Henry

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    It's in the can ... we'll probably watch it in the next few days.

    Should we even bother?
     
  4. Jun 25, 2013 #24 of 476
    yosoyellobo

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    Greatly enjoy last night show. Glad I had not read the book.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2013 #25 of 476
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    I enjoyed the first episode. Looking forward to the next episode.
     
  6. Jun 25, 2013 #26 of 476
    Henry

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    Thanks, guys ... that's good enough for me.
     
  7. Jun 25, 2013 #27 of 476
    TBoneit

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    Color me unimpressed. I will probably watch the second episode to see if it gets better, if not, Bye.
     
  8. Jun 25, 2013 #28 of 476
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    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.
     
  9. Jun 25, 2013 #29 of 476
    Maruuk

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    No repeat showing?
     
  10. Jun 25, 2013 #30 of 476
    renbutler

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    Looks like it will be repeated Sunday, June 30 at 9 p.m.
     
  11. Jun 25, 2013 #31 of 476
    lparsons21

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    I have read the book and enjoyed it. I also am watching this series and so far I'm liking what I'm seeing.
     
  12. Jun 25, 2013 #32 of 476
    Maruuk

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    Ah, thanks Ren!
     
  13. Jun 26, 2013 #33 of 476
    oldschoolecw

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    Just watched it, not bad, have it season passed
     
  14. Jun 27, 2013 #34 of 476
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    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.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2013 #35 of 476
    tsmacro

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    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.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2013 #36 of 476
    Jaspear

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    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!
     
  17. Jun 27, 2013 #37 of 476
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    The reason I have not read the book is I want to see how my own teories about what is happening work out.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2013 #38 of 476
    armophob

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    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".
     
  19. Jun 27, 2013 #39 of 476
    renbutler

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    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.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2013 #40 of 476
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    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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