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Old July 4 2013, 06:41 PM   #76
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I couldn't help but laugh when the priest screwed up when he moved the trash can near the curtains which led to the fire. Damn, what a moron!
I'm pretty sure the reason he was so stupid in his actions was because he was stoned at the time.
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Old July 4 2013, 07:42 PM   #77
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One thought I forgot to mention in my review: I know it's a small town in Maine, but does it have any kind of sewer system? Was this addressed at all in the book?
Can't remember if sewers were specifically mentioned in the book but I do recall reading that the military/gov. types figured out the the Dome wasn't a dome at all but, rather, was a sphere. Even underground structures would be cut off at the sphere wall
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Old July 5 2013, 03:53 AM   #78
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This show should have been called "Under the Stephen King Trope Generator." First two episodes weren't *too* bad, but I see the series going down-hill and fast. Biggest problem I have right now is with the rapey teenage kid. Was that a plot thread we really needed in the show?
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Old July 5 2013, 06:21 AM   #79
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It's from the book, though. It's Henry Bowers all over again.
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Old July 5 2013, 03:06 PM   #80
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I have never read the book but i have read online that


The ending sounds stupid to me. I do hope they change the ending in the TV series.
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Old July 5 2013, 10:02 PM   #81
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This show should have been called "Under the Stephen King Trope Generator." Biggest problem I have right now is with the rapey teenage kid. Was that a plot thread we really needed in the show?
Definitely don't read the book, then. That particular plotline is even more weird and gross in the novel, because...


So, what we're getting in the show is thankfully pretty tame by comparison. I'm glad they made that change, not just because of the grossness, but because I like that we actually get to learn more about her character on the show.
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Old July 5 2013, 10:14 PM   #82
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I guess if they wanted to stay true to the book they needed keep some scraps of that plot thread in there, it just seems so unnecessary. Between the dome, whatever is going on with town leaders/councilmen and the murderer guy seems like we've quite a bit going on. But, nah, we also need this creeper chaining up girls in a bomb shelter. I almost think Stephen King writes his books the same way "South Park" suggests Family Guy episodes are written.

So now we get Christine possessing the body of a teenage boy rather than a Plymouth.
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Old July 5 2013, 10:34 PM   #83
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Barbie isn't a murderer.

He's an extreme businessman.

A murderer murders because murder is cool.

Ordinary people can murder when the situation calls for murder without murder defining them.
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Old July 6 2013, 01:40 AM   #84
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Barbie isn't a murderer.

He's an extreme businessman.

A murderer murders because murder is cool.

Ordinary people can murder when the situation calls for murder without murder defining them.
I don't know what the hell is gonna on in your mind.
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Old July 6 2013, 01:56 AM   #85
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I was talking about policemen and soldiers.

You didn't get that?

Murder is just a by-product of doing business sometimes.
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Old July 6 2013, 02:25 AM   #86
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Barbie isn't a murderer.

He's an extreme businessman.

A murderer murders because murder is cool.

Ordinary people can murder when the situation calls for murder without murder defining them.
I don't know what the hell is gonna on in your mind.
God broke the mold when he made Guy.
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Old July 7 2013, 12:03 AM   #87
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There was no mold. He was put together from left over bits from the castings.
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Old July 7 2013, 02:15 AM   #88
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There was no mold. He was put together from left over bits from the castings.
And then filled with the goop they put inside Stretch Armstrong dolls.
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Old July 7 2013, 02:55 AM   #89
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I have never read the book but i have read online that

That sounds almost exactly like . . .

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Old July 8 2013, 06:02 PM   #90
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I saw the first two episodes over the weekend. Generally started out fairly good. When I saw the cow split in two I had to do a double take that it was broadcast on network television - CBS.

A couple of things in the plot don't make sense. For example, why wouldn't the people outside the dome be trying to maintain contact with those inside? That the military people / scientists ignore everyone is illogical. You'd think they'd setup a two way communication system using computer terminals/tv's to transmit written messages back and forth would have been setup immediately.

When the kid realized that the dome permits water molecules / water vapor to go through the dome that would imply that air can also go in and out of the dome. Why didn't he share that with the group and alleviate their fears that the air would run out?
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