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Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« on: February 04, 2013, 10:32:27 am »
Under the Dome (Season 1)

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Episode 1: Pilot

Episode 2: The Fire
« Last Edit: July 02, 2013, 07:39:28 am by Chiprocks1 »
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 10:37:03 am »
The premise of a "Dome" sounds hokey. But since this has Stephen King's name attached to it along with Brian K. Vaughan, I will tracking this. Gonna wait to see what more they reveal if I'm going to tune in though. They have to have more than an interesting 'hook'. Doesn't hurt that Natalie Martinez is also in this. Yummy.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 03:26:37 pm »
More interesting hook? I thought that blurb was a joke... Like in fake.

This is going to to have multiple seasons? Is this from SyFy? C'mon, you're kidding right?
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 03:39:16 pm »
More interesting hook? I thought that blurb was a joke... Like in fake.

This is going to to have multiple seasons? Is this from SyFy? C'mon, you're kidding right?

It was hyped during the Super Bowl, which itself was on CBS. So, it's definitely a CBS series.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 06:40:10 pm »
When is this coming? The premise sounds interesting. It's just television versions of Kings work have been hit and miss.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 07:01:09 pm »
When is this coming? The premise sounds interesting. It's just television versions of Kings work have been hit and miss.

It's a ways off. Sometime this Summer I think....or Spring.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 10:20:56 am »
Wow. Wasn't expecting it so soon. Nice. I'm still on board for this.
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 10:35:18 am »
Me too


Please!!!! Don't suck.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 11:02:35 am »
Please!!!! Don't suck.

That's what she said.

What kind of woman says that? Haha.

Getting back to the original topic. I concur. Don't suck.
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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 10:04:16 am »
Well, 13 episodes of Under the Dome Started. I was underwhelmed. I guess because I'm looking at this as 13 episodes. Holy crap.
While the pacing was pretty good, it's clear that 'drama' is going to be front and center. Maybe even push The Dome into the background?

I was intrigued by only two things. One is the dome itself. All the questions are there. The second is the mysterious character Barbie. Beyond that all the other characters seem to be cookie cutter. Psycho boyfriend, conniving politician, trustworthy sheriff and a whole slew of relationships bubbling with trouble.

Oh, and the onslaught of ads really gets under my skin. Good lord, they went crazy. I'm pretty sure there was about 30-38 minutes of actual show.

Oh, and Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway is easy on the eyes.



Note: I just found out the studio is waiting to see how this does, in case they want to make this a series. Crap. It is that type of thinking that waters down a show. Remember LOST. I just wish they would do what the premium cables do. Know your agenda, write with a good pace and end and then just end it already.
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2013, 10:40:44 pm »
Racelle Lefevre played my best friend's aunt on a TV show about ten years ago, so I'm always happy when I see her name pop up.

Anyway, I also wish more stations would do the BBC/Showtime/HBO-type model for seasons but you can't really do that with regular cable because it's so hard to get advertisers on board for that.  If they can figure out a way to compensate for that, we may get some sharper TV shows on more channels.  And I wouldn't be surprised if by now a TV show went down to 38 minutes for all the ads-- especially to pay for a TV show like that.

Seriously, the first station that figures out how to sell expensive air for limited shows and get a pattern of success-- they'll be WAY ahead of everyone else in the programming division.  But meanwhile HBO and now Netflix and Amazon and others are beating them to the punch and cable television continues to whither... what they gotta do is figure out not just how to compete with those services, but do what those services can't.  Gotta turn those weaknesses into strengths.
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 05:37:45 am »
Itís a culture change. Until the old farts get out, the greed is tone downed, then you might have some new thinking. You have companies that have been performing their business for decades a certain way and just turn a blind eye to everything around them, especially their viewing audience.

The recording industry fought changing themselves forever, but finally caved and evolved. Those who didnít are gone.

And itís still evolving. 5 years from now, 2 years, next year, the consumption of the music and movies may be very different.

Several years ago, one of my supervisors in a general assembly, talking about the future made a statement similar toÖ. The work youíre doing today, you will not be doing 10 years from now. It will not exist, it will different, it will be new.

I thought advice was simple but powerful and true. Itís been true for me and everyone I know. I expect it will remain so for my future.

Change is inevitable.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 05:49:28 am »
Added Episode 1: Pilot
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 06:08:42 am »
Pilot




I'm always a bit nervous going into a new show that A) is being handled by CBS and B) using property set up by Stephen King. There are so many things that can go wrong adapting something by Mr. King, namely 'watering it down' for broadcast TV. I don't have to know anything about the origins of Under The Dome to be able to see things that fall in line with that either. I'm actually okay with CBS 'testing' Season 1 as a stand alone 'mini series' to see if the public catches on. I prefer this anyway. I've lost count of how many times I've been burned by a Network that cancels a show due to a knee-jerk reaction to less than stellar ratings. Vegas anyone?

As for the Pilot, I was actually surprised that I like it as much as I did. It wasn't the best things I've ever seen, far from it. But they did enough right in the episode to immediately whet my appetite to make me want to come back and see more. Yes, I did groan when they introduced the Psycho Boyfriend which in itself has been a cliche for years. But they did offer up a nice twist at the end when the revealed the that the City Councilman is his father. But how far does the apple fall from the tree? We already know that he knew the Dome was coming.

The other thing that made me latch onto the show a bit quicker than normal are all the familiar faces and names of the actors on the show, each of them that I've already spent time with. Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Jeff Fahey (LOST), Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo), Natalie Martinez  (CSI: NY), Rachelle Lefevre (Swingtown, Veronica Mars) and Mike Vogel (Pan Am, Bates Motel). Besides the awesome cast of actors, the other thing it has going for it is the fact that I'm a huge fan of Jericho and this kinda feels like the direction it may eventually head toward. Not so much in it being a post-nuclear society, but just the feel and vibe. Anyway, I'm gonna be riding this out for the 13 episodes.
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