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Stephen King's Under the Dome unbearably long TV series
« on: June 24, 2013, 02:42:19 PM »
Starts tonight, in a couple hours.  10 PM EST on CBS.  I can't wait.  I loved the book.
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 03:04:52 PM »
Hopefully the special effects are better in the final product than in the trailers I saw weeks ago...
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 03:32:24 PM »
Now here's the thing... is it a mini-series? If so, I'm excited, because there is a written and legit ending. (No I haven't read the book and I don't know what the ending is.) But the fact that someone did write an ending to it is exciting because so many supernatural shows just go on and on with no plans for resolution. (Pretty much every show touted as 'the next LOST' since LOST, including LOST itself).

If it's a one-and-done, 13 episode mini series and that's all that's planned -- great! But I'm going to be disappointed if it's left open-ended to see how viewership is, so they don't resolve anything in case they can milk the story for another couple of seasons of ad revenue.


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 04:48:22 PM »
Its one and done by all accounts.
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 06:12:19 PM »
Yup, one and one.

My mom has been counting the seconds for it for weeks now.

And it runs OUTSIDE of prime time.....oh yeah.


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 08:08:19 PM »
Just a general plea, do watch it, my favourite amongst Ann's cousins is working on it, try as hard as you can to make her first show a success, thnx! :)


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2013, 02:59:39 AM »
I saw this, of course.  I like it so far.  Kinda fun seeing Hank Schrader as the villain.  I hope that's not a spoiler; he isn't yet firmly established as such yet but the foreshadowing is there.  The differences were pretty numerous, but mostly inconsequential.  Two big ones though:

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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013, 03:42:13 AM »
And this show proves another good reason I have for keeping bottled water and dry packed emergency foods in a closet.

I read the story a long time ago, but I do not remember it, so that is a good thing here.


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2013, 05:30:40 PM »
Yeah Barbie in the book was just a drifter which a special forces background who'd just gotten beat up and run out of town. Not sure why they turned him into a mob enforcer/ hitman. But its interesting, I'll give them that.
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2013, 05:33:08 PM »
Also, I seem to recall that in the book, Julia Shumway's husband Gordon was a short, hairy man with a big nose.  He looks nothing like that in this.


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2013, 05:49:37 PM »
I think the book is so old and so not on people's minds, they can play with it as it needs.


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2013, 05:57:30 PM »
Also, I seem to recall that in the book, Julia Shumway's husband Gordon was a short, hairy man with a big nose.  He looks nothing like that in this.
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2013, 04:06:52 AM »
The series Hannibal proved that if the show is good enough the books can go to Hell.

The change to Barbie, while interesting is ODD. Its not a cosmetic change. They took the hero of the book and made him a murderer with mob connections. It would be like if Star Wars was only a book and when they make it a movie Luke Skywalker still brings down the empire but on his days off he kills prostitues. Its an odd thing to introduce. There's a difference between changing details when adapting material and flat out changing the core of who a character is. In the Casablanca remake let's make Bogart's character a woman beater!

Which makes me think there's more to it. Barbie is undercover with the mob and actually FBI. Or maybe investigating the mob for terrorism connections. The "murder" was self defense.
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2013, 04:07:40 AM »
I think the book is so old and so not on people's minds, they can play with it as it needs.
It's only like 3 or 4 years old.  I know that it was written during the Obama administration based on a couple of the lines in the book.


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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome miniseries.
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2013, 11:36:45 AM »
I own ever Stephen King movie and TV series so I will definitely be getting this when they put it out on dvd.