Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

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  1. Admiral2

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    I liked the first episode, but I have to be one of those people (just cause i'm me) and compare it to the book. I don't think the changes are drastic or overwhelming, mostly. I just think that Big Jim and Junior Rennie seem a lot smaller on screen than I imagined when I read about them. (I guess they couldn't get John Goodman and Abraham Benrubi to play the parts. oh well...)
     
  2. Mr. Adventure

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    Interesting start. I could do without the teen creep but oh well.
     
  3. Rhaven

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    I've read the book a while ago. Thus far, I like what I've seen, but dragging it on for more than one season will get old fast.
    I do hope they change the ending to give a longer and better thought out explaination for the dome.
     
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    I liked the first episode. Will hold off on reading the book until the show is done.
     
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    That... poor cow. :wtf:
     
  6. Enterprise is Great

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    Ratings are in

     
  7. Forbin

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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. :lol:
     
  8. bigdaddy

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    People that do that piss me off. It's a TV and a book, they will always be different.
     
  9. Admiral2

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    You guys are just gonna have to put me on your ignore lists then...
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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    Ignore lists are for pussies.
     
  11. Dream

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    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.
     
  12. Admiral2

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    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.
     
  13. Guy Gardener

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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?
     
  14. Dream

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    The real longevity test will be the number of viewers lost after episode two airs.
     
  16. Dream

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    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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    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.
     
  19. Yoda

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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 ;)
     
  20. davejames

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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.