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Old June 26 2013, 12:42 AM   #31
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My wife started telling me things that are different in the book. I told her to stop. I had enough of that shit with Thrones.
People that do that piss me off. It's a TV and a book, they will always be different.

You guys are just gonna have to put me on your ignore lists then...
I think talking about the plot of the novel in the thead is fine, but it should be put under a spoiler box.

We still don't know how closely the show will be following the novel.
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Old June 26 2013, 12:50 AM   #32
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People that do that piss me off. It's a TV and a book, they will always be different.

You guys are just gonna have to put me on your ignore lists then...
I think talking about the plot of the novel in the thead is fine, but it should be put under a spoiler box.

We still don't know how closely the show will be following the novel.
Well so far they've taken severe left turns away from huge chunks of the book, and it's only been one episode. They've stuck to some major plot points, though. The outsider (Barbie) is one of the focal points of the story, Big Jim is already scheming, and a major part of the scheme is propane, and the Sheriff gets dusted by his pacemaker going blooie.

I'm not expecting them to abandon the original story entirely, but I knew they'd change things going in, and I (desperately) want them to change the ending.
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Old June 26 2013, 01:08 AM   #33
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The pacemaker going blooey means that they can power shit off the dome if they can figure out the correct medium.

Is air getting in and out?

Or do they have to be careful about how they treat their plants?
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Old June 26 2013, 01:31 AM   #34
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http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...ts-low/188630/

The Under the Dome pilot had higher ratings than the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Old June 26 2013, 01:37 AM   #35
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The real longevity test will be the number of viewers lost after episode two airs.
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Old June 26 2013, 01:41 AM   #36
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The real longevity test will be the number of viewers lost after episode two airs.
The big advantage this show has is that it is the only new show out right now on Monday nights on network television. It is going to probably do much better than it would have done if it had premiere in the fall like everything else. CBS is treating this show like a cable series, premiering it in the summer and only giving it 13 episodes.
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Old June 26 2013, 02:04 AM   #37
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Huge Premiere Ratings for Under The Dome at 13.53M viewers and 3.3 rating in the 18-49 demo
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Old June 26 2013, 03:49 AM   #38
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CBS is going to rerun the pilot this Sunday night for those that missed it. Checked an online listings site and it will be 9PM for me.

You might have a different time, so check your local TV listings.
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Old June 26 2013, 04:00 AM   #39
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Dream, I don't think you're excited enough for this show. You're going to have to step it up
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Old June 26 2013, 06:50 PM   #40
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I thought the mystery surrounding the dome itself was handled really well, and they did a good job making it's arrival seem genuinely creepy and ominous.

But unfortunately the characters and their various storylines just seemed a little too fake and cheesy to me. They never felt like real people, but instead the same kind of generic and artificial types you see in Revolution or Terra Nova or something.

I might keep watching for awhile, but I have a feeling as the story develops they're going to focus less and less on the dome and more on the cheesy characters, which is probably when I'll lose interest.
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Old June 26 2013, 06:57 PM   #41
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Admiral, the producers have already said the ending is different than the one in the book and even King himself signed off and approved. He wished he'd thought of their ending for the book. But alas, if ratings hold this will become a yearly summer series so we will see.
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Old June 26 2013, 06:59 PM   #42
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Admiral, the producers have already said the ending is different than the one in the book and even King himself signed off and approved. He wished he'd thought of their ending for the book. But alas, if ratings hold this will become a yearly summer series so we will see.
Did not realize that. Thank you.
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Old June 26 2013, 07:15 PM   #43
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Anyone else getting a strong Jo Lupo vibe from the deputy? Even the voice is similar.

Crazy Junior: bog standard crazy character from a Sephen King book. It's almost a trope at this point.
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Old June 26 2013, 07:18 PM   #44
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Admiral, the producers have already said the ending is different than the one in the book and even King himself signed off and approved. He wished he'd thought of their ending for the book. But alas, if ratings hold this will become a yearly summer series so we will see.
He said that about The Mist as well, perhaps he should get other people to write his endings. Kind of wish he'd done that with The Dark Tower.
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Old June 26 2013, 07:42 PM   #45
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I came into this with no knowledge of the book, and I really enjoyed it.
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