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Old July 2 2014, 09:55 PM   #31
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Re: Under the Dome, Season 2 Thread

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I thought they found the mini dome in the center of the dome in a forest last season, but now in this episode the school is in the center?
It shifted?
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Old July 3 2014, 12:46 AM   #32
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Yes, they dragged it to the barn first, where Julia found it, and then to the skater kids(?) house after Big Jim figured out it was in the barn.

The mini dome isn't powering the dome or does not have to be in the centre of the dome to power the dome.

I wonder if the monster, is it a monster? I wonder if the monster is going to turn Angie's face into an ugg boot? Sure it will have to find another pretty moron to debone for it's left cloven hoof, but them's the breaks.
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Old July 3 2014, 02:26 AM   #33
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The point was that the "center" of the dome is both a wide open forest and, apparently, a school. Simultaneously. It's magic.
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Old July 3 2014, 03:19 AM   #34
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This is what I get for trying to read before my third morning coffee.
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Old July 3 2014, 05:40 AM   #35
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The point was that the "center" of the dome is both a wide open forest and, apparently, a school. Simultaneously. It's magic.
Also, it's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
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Old July 3 2014, 07:01 PM   #36
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Just wait until the find out the school is on hellmouth.
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Old July 16 2014, 02:58 AM   #37
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I decided to check out the series today, and I'm really not seeing the source of all these "it's crap, but it's summer" complaints.

If UtD is considered 'crap', then the following series should be considered 'crap' as well: SyFy's Haven and Defiance, ABC's Once Upon a Time, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ANGEL, and Dollhouse, and FOX's Fringe.

All of those series are cut from the same structural cloth as UtD, and all of them remind me very much of it.
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Old July 16 2014, 03:10 AM   #38
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You realize that there's a huge difference between saying "Under the Dome isn't a genre show," which would be as wrong as you pointed out, and saying "Under the Dome is a great genre show," which it isn't.

I'm not even sure how you confused the two points.
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Old July 16 2014, 03:16 AM   #39
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SyFy's Haven = Crap with a meaty love triangle.

Defiance = Season One is awful, but Season 2 has a new showrunner which means that it is a different show, which is much, much better.

ABC's Once Upon a Time = Dross with random brief moments of charm.

Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer = 1996.

ANGEL = More Buffy.

Dollhouse = Even more Buffy.

FOX's Fringe = Flashy X-Files rechurn, somewhat enjoyable, but then a 5th season that shit the bed which is more about complying with a smaller budget than following any story consistency.
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Old July 16 2014, 03:17 AM   #40
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You realize that there's a huge difference between saying "Under the Dome isn't a genre show," which would be as wrong as you pointed out, and saying "Under the Dome is a great genre show," which it isn't.

I'm not even sure how you confused the two points.
I see absolutely no difference between UtD and the shows I mentioned.... none whatsoever, so please enlighten me as to how UtD is supposedly so much worse, qualitatively, than any of them.

It's got a strong premise with interesting characters, an interesting and engaging evolving and ongoing narrative thread driven by said characters and their interactions, secrets, and personality quirks, and has a very strong creative team behind it (Stephen King is notorious for not liking the lion's share of adaptations based on his works, so for him to have given the series his blessing - and to have become part of the writing staff for it - says a LOT about it qualitatively).
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Old July 16 2014, 03:24 AM   #41
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Actually, it has an incredibly stupid premise, with characters who act like colossal idiots (when they're not busy being one-dimensional cardboard cutouts), with problems and solutions that feel like they were written by a six-year-old who hasn't had his ADHD medication in weeks, and "facts" that get changed every few episodes. For example, the center of town mysteriously changing from a wide open forest to a school.

It's a trashy show. I can't stop watching it for reasons I don't understand, but that doesn't make it any less trashy.
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Old July 16 2014, 03:30 AM   #42
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^ I generally don't like Stephen King, so it's something of a rarity for me to praise something that's associated with him (either directly or indirectly).

I stand by my assessment of the series as detailed above, and remain baffled as to why it's supposedly so bad.
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Old July 16 2014, 03:50 AM   #43
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It just seems to focus more on WTF moments than anything near character development. I'm still not liking this new science teacher, who, two weeks into this whole thing shows up, randomly, and then suddenly has answers to everything. Makes you wonder what she was doing all last season.

After watching the entirety of Breaking Bad recently, I've decided they are wasting Dean Norris' talent on the poorly conceived "Big Jim." Every time they seem to make him into a character who has plans and ambitions, something happens which just makes him someone who is only in his position because of the events. He's conspired with, and is familiar and/or related to every character with a motivation that's anything less than pure.

And then there's Lyle. Is it me or did they realize that they killed off Lester Coggins, but had more for a character like him to do, so suddenly there's Lyle, who gives off a strong Lester vibe?
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It just seems to focus more on WTF moments than anything near character development.
Based on what they covered in the Under the Dome: Inside Chester's Mill behind-the-scenes special, I'd personally say there was a LOT of character development in Season 1.
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Old July 16 2014, 04:18 AM   #45
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I haven't seen that special. To me, the characters are still pretty paint-by-numbers.
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