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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2013, 07:23:08 am »
I was reading on a couple of posts, the network has deviated from the book with it's characters and plot.

I'm sure this is done all the time, but I do wonder why. There's a reason King's books are so successful. His writing. Why would they change that?

Do they think they can write better?

Note: A minor spoiler, but King has approved the alternate ending they came up with. Then again, I think King pretty much goes with anything.  :-\
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 05:34:06 am »
Episode 2

I was completely underwhelmed. Not much happened and more of the same from the first episode. More crazy boyfriend. Big Jim is just revealing more of his dark side. Beyond that, this was a big yawn.
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 07:39:43 am »
Added Episode 2: The Fire
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 07:44:38 am »
The Fire



I couldn't agree more with Mac. This episode came off as a filler episode, which really doesn't bode well for the longevity of the series. If they are already going there, instead of using the momentum of the first episode, I fear that we may not even make it to the end of the season before it gets yanked. The Crazy Ex is just stupid. The actor playing him is beyond dumb. It's like he is doing a caricature of every portrayal he has ever seen. The thing that pushes it over the top is that it comes off as a bad SNL skit. Doesn't help that he looks like Adam Samburg on top of that. 2 1/2 Stars out of 5.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2013, 09:46:16 am »
 :-\ Manhunt :-\

Wow, what a surprise... more ho-hum television. And this had so much potential. The house party could have been way more tense. It wanted to grab you, but just pussed out being flat. Very little it happening except people have dark sides to some degree and being revealed. Lesbian's daughter, bigoted townsfolk, chairman, drifter, etc.

But none of it, just none of it grabbed me. I can tell this would have made a better 2 hour movie, but instead, we have a long drawn out drama, that I'm already getting bored with.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #20 on: July 09, 2013, 04:43:06 pm »
After the second episode, I began to seriously question whether I should stick with the show and realize that I just don't see it going anywhere. The characters are in a dome and all they can do is walk in circles, kind of what the writing is. I may revisit this on DVD if the reviews are favorable, but as of right now, I think I'm done with the show. After reading your Episode 3 review, really no need for me to even try to attempt to watch it.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2013, 05:25:44 am »
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The characters are in a dome and all they can do is walk in circles

Good point.

I keep thinking I'm missing something with King's writing. His stories can't be this mediocre, can they?

I will give it maybe another shot, but only if I'm not doing something like scratching my ass.

I've given up on America's Got Talent too. Several shows in and I saw very little if any talent. With future shows relying on those that they did push through, I have little to drive me to watch it.  :-\
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2013, 09:07:24 am »
Well, isn't this just special. My fear has come true. No matter. I kinda quit watching, but now, I'm sure I won't try to catch up. The networks just don't know when to stop. Groan   >:(

'Under The Dome' Renewed: Season 2 Premieres Summer 2014

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"Under the Dome" has been renewed for Season 2. The new season of the CBS summer drama will premiere in 2014.

The series, which is based on the Stephen King book of the same name, will see its first Season 2 episode written by King. "Under the Dome" Season 2 will be 13 episodes.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 09:22:19 am »
I stopped a few weeks ago, but I have been hearing that it has improved steadily since my last episode and I may be willing to give it another shot since nothing else is currently on the air that interest me.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 09:41:22 am »
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I stopped a few weeks ago, but I have been hearing that it has improved steadily since my last episode and I may be willing to give it another shot since nothing else is currently on the air that interest me.

Setting yourself up for disappointment.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2013, 09:42:10 am »
Setting yourself up for disappointment.

Not really. If I don't see any improvement in the episodes that I missed, I can easily bail on it again.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #26 on: October 25, 2013, 03:14:35 pm »
I have no idea why I thought about this show.

Holy crap, what a long wait.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2013, 03:21:33 pm »
Holy crap, what a long wait.

A long wait for what?
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2013, 07:06:24 am »
I don't know when this finished, but a 2014 summer season 2 seems like a very long wait.
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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2013, 07:09:09 am »
It was a Summer series, so the gap between Season 1 and Season 2 isn't any longer than a typical Fall Show. Curious as to why the sudden interest. Didn't you bail on the show after the 2nd or 3rd episode?
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