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Old July 14 2013, 11:18 AM   #121
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I deliberately kept things vague and didn't mention anything specific for the benefit of the people watching the show who haven't read the book, dude.

You might want to edit that. It's strongly hinted at in the pilot, and some people have guessed correctly already, but just in case.
I think Big Jim has already mentioned in the third episode that he was running a meth lab when he was talking to the Reverend.
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Old July 14 2013, 11:23 AM   #122
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I deliberately kept things vague and didn't mention anything specific for the benefit of the people watching the show who haven't read the book, dude.

You might want to edit that. It's strongly hinted at in the pilot, and some people have guessed correctly already, but just in case.
I think Big Jim already mentioned in the third episode that he was running a meth lab when he talking to the reverend.
Ah. I haven't seen the most recent episode yet. It's on my DVR.
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Old July 14 2013, 02:57 PM   #123
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Ah, missed most of that. Assumed it was a Breaking Bad joke...
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Old July 14 2013, 05:41 PM   #124
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I don't recall them confirming what it was, I was barely paying attention after the first half or so though.
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Old July 14 2013, 11:13 PM   #125
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They clearly said it was drugs.
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Old July 15 2013, 12:17 AM   #126
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I deliberately kept things vague and didn't mention anything specific for the benefit of the people watching the show who haven't read the book, dude.

You might want to edit that. It's strongly hinted at in the pilot, and some people have guessed correctly already, but just in case.
I think Big Jim has already mentioned in the third episode that he was running a meth lab when he was talking to the Reverend.
He mentioned it as early as the second episode when he confronted the Reverend about using "the product" while on the job. Haven't read the book in full but a viewer can read between the lines. Dean Norris' character on Breaking Bad makes him playing Big Jim pretty ironic.

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Old July 15 2013, 04:19 PM   #127
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There doesn't seem to be any little children in Chester's Mill. Maybe the parents were so disappointed with the quality of the product when the now-teens were born that they stopped breeding altogether?
The pilot established there was a parade in the next town over the day the dome dropped in. Small children and their parents were probably at the parade, so we don't have to be subjected to them.
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Old July 15 2013, 05:58 PM   #128
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I've kinda given up on this show. The execution of it is poor. I read the book and understood the characters to be just as cliched on print as they are on TV. I guess it speaks to King's ability to pull you into an exciting story regardless of the cookie cutter characters. The problem here is that they really need LOST type personalities to make this more interesting. In LOST the characters appeared cliched on the surface but they had deeper personalities that made them much more interesting. Sawyer comes to mind.
For me the only reason to keep watching the show is to see if maybe there is a different ending.
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Old July 16 2013, 07:13 AM   #129
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Maybe the characters were cliched in the book. But, at least I could actually connect with the book on the level that it was a cynical take on a small town like the one I grew up in, and the kind of cliches that populate it. The last thing this particular story needed was the stroke of the network TV diversity brush that brought in a hipster lesbian doctor from LA who was just passing through.
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Old July 16 2013, 01:04 PM   #130
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My wife and I completely forgot it was on last night! I guess that says how much it's caught our interest. :/
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Old July 16 2013, 04:29 PM   #131
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Maybe the characters were cliched in the book. But, at least I could actually connect with the book on the level that it was a cynical take on a small town like the one I grew up in, and the kind of cliches that populate it. The last thing this particular story needed was the stroke of the network TV diversity brush that brought in a hipster lesbian doctor from LA who was just passing through.
I've said before that I thought the Big Jim and Jim junior from the book are better characters than the ones depicted in the series, but I have no particular dislike for any of the characters, even the hipster lesbian doctor family. It may not have been needed, but given it's a network show, it certainly wasn't unexpected.
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Old July 16 2013, 08:08 PM   #132
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I don't mind the show; It's better than 90% of whatever else is on at the same time, and since I haven't read the book yet, I'm curious to see where this goes.
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Old July 17 2013, 12:47 AM   #133
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I don't mind the show; It's better than 90% of whatever else is on at the same time, and since I haven't read the book yet, I'm curious to see where this goes.
I don't know what's in that 90% but you set the bar low. This show is cliched and just dull. The characters just aren't interesting and they're not focusing at all on the "problem" of the series -as I feared. It's all character nonsense which would be fine if the characters were interesting and not cliches.
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Old July 17 2013, 12:53 AM   #134
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Did I miss something happening to the fat girl from the radio station? She hasn't been in the last two episodes. At least she was making an effort to get through the dome.

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I don't mind the show; It's better than 90% of whatever else is on at the same time, and since I haven't read the book yet, I'm curious to see where this goes.
I don't know what's in that 90% but you set the bar low. This show is cliched and just dull. The characters just aren't interesting and they're not focusing at all on the "problem" of the series -as I feared. It's all character nonsense which would be fine if the characters were interesting and not cliches.
I found that if I lower my expectations I'm rarely disappointed. That's why I remain a Colorado Rockies fan...

I'm probably too complacent in what I watch (hell I watched five consecutive episodes of BBQ Pitmasters last week). I think it's a cool concept, and has some creepy moments in it so I'll stick with it for the time being.
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