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Under the Dome TV Series
Vanity | 7/12/2013

Posted on 07/12/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle

Under the Dome - Are there any good guys in that town?


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I've seen just a couple of episodes of Under the Dome, and so far I haven't found anyone to like amongst the townspeople. The female Latina police chief isn't too bad, but other than that, I don't care if the aliens kill them all. The town seems to be full of creeps or - at best - people who aren't very interesting or engaging. Am I missing something or somebody?
1 posted on 07/12/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

Yes. I read the book. But, I’m not going to tell you who, of course. That would ruin it for you. :o)


2 posted on 07/12/2013 12:51:59 PM PDT by txmissy
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To: Steve_Seattle

I only watched the first episode, in came the token lesbo couple, I said, no more. I am not watching any programs with homo crap in them.


3 posted on 07/12/2013 12:52:00 PM PDT by Persevero ( What is your 'fair share' of what someone else has worked for?" -Thomas Sowell)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Modern drama is based on the idea that no one is a good guy.


4 posted on 07/12/2013 12:52:18 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Steve_Seattle

I rather enjoy the show. Don’t know the background if the probable former SPECOPS guy but he seems to be the only good guy.


5 posted on 07/12/2013 12:53:27 PM PDT by Ax
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To: Bryanw92

I started watching it. Got about 2 minutes in. Unwatchable.

Anyone know if “The Bridge” is any good?


6 posted on 07/12/2013 12:54:39 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Persevero

Agree. I refuse to be “agenda-ized”. The show is boring, the acting is dreadful. Waste of time.


7 posted on 07/12/2013 12:55:56 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (At least we don't need to run away from home to join the circus these days.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

SKROO Stephen King!

I can say that.
I’m copyrighted...

;-)


8 posted on 07/12/2013 12:56:33 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Duck Dynasty reruns...
9 posted on 07/12/2013 12:56:42 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Steve_Seattle

If that show had any kind of logic, they would have construction crews working 24/7 outside the dome trying to smash through it and/or dig under it. But instead everyone outside just stands around picking their butt.


10 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:00 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Steve_Seattle
No aliens, it's bottom line is the conspiracy between the councilman, priest and the top cop( which is still dead ). The hoarding of propane is interesting as well as the fact that people are cooking and driving( pollution ) Remember the house fire, where’d that smoke go.
Good premise, but going hill faster than justice in the Zimmerman case.
11 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:25 PM PDT by shadeaud (Stay Thirsty My Friends)
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To: Steve_Seattle

The book was awesome and I’m excited to watch this entire series.

However, in the book, I don’t remember the main guy (Army Captain Dale “Barbie” Barbara) being a bad guy or killing someone...

And as with the majority of Stephen Kings works....there is ALWAYS evil at the center of every plot.

The ONLY thing I object to thus far in this tv series, is the gay couple at the bar, that got stranded in town. Really? Is it relevant to the story to have a gay couple? I think not. Pathetic, they just HAVE to push their agenda, don’ they?


12 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:50 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: Persevero
"I only watched the first episode, in came the token lesbo couple, I said, no more. I am not watching any programs with homo crap in them."

Yeah, I noticed they had to throw that in, even in a small town, they had to have an interracial lesbian couple.

Another thing I've noticed is that even though the town is cut off from the outside world - and presumably all incoming food and other supplies - there has not been (in the episodes I've seen) a panic run on local supplies of food, matches, gasoline, and other modern necessities. In other books I've read where there is a major disaster (e.g., nuclear war), the FIRST thing that happens is that the stores are cleaned out of all food and other daily items (toilet paper, batteries, etc).
13 posted on 07/12/2013 12:57:58 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: EQAndyBuzz

If you think the “Dome” is bad, wait until you get a load of “Bridge”. My wife and I didn’t make it through the first episode. It -really- sucks.


14 posted on 07/12/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT by JABit (Another retired vet.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

The whole show is a joke (seen all 3 episodes). The plot makes no sense, the actors are clichéd characters with horrible acting, and the holes in it are big enough for the entire town to escape out of.


15 posted on 07/12/2013 12:59:34 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Persevero
I only watched the first episode, in came the token lesbo couple

 Stephen King's "daughter Naomi wed her 54 year old lesbian partner Thandeka (who is a theological school teacher) in Nashville, Tennessee. [June 2000]" Source: IMDB

Should come as no surprise to have a lesbian couple in the TV series.

16 posted on 07/12/2013 12:59:42 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: Steve_Seattle
In other books I've read where there is a major disaster (e.g., nuclear war), the FIRST thing that happens is that the stores are cleaned out of all food and other daily items (toilet paper, batteries, etc).

Heck, they do that around here when the forecast is for a few inches of snow.

17 posted on 07/12/2013 1:00:18 PM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: Bryanw92

SyFy’s Defiance has grown on me. Its got sort of a 2043 western feel to it. Nolan is the classic good guy lawman with a less than stellar past during the past war.

I think most FReepers would love a town like Defiance with full on in your face freedom right down to the freedom to ignore what we don’t like.


18 posted on 07/12/2013 1:01:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Another thing I've noticed is that even though the town is cut off from the outside world - and presumably all incoming food and other supplies - there has not been (in the episodes I've seen) a panic run on local supplies of food, matches, gasoline, and other modern necessities. In other books I've read where there is a major disaster (e.g., nuclear war), the FIRST thing that happens is that the stores are cleaned out of all food and other daily items (toilet paper, batteries, etc).

I haven't been watching the series, but that is a major plot point in the book.

19 posted on 07/12/2013 1:01:27 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Steve_Seattle
Another thing I've noticed is that even though the town is cut off from the outside world - and presumably all incoming food and other supplies - there has not been (in the episodes I've seen) a panic run on local supplies of food, matches, gasoline, and other modern necessities. In other books I've read where there is a major disaster (e.g., nuclear war), the FIRST thing that happens is that the stores are cleaned out of all food and other daily items (toilet paper, batteries, etc).

I haven't been watching the series, but that is a major plot point in the book.

20 posted on 07/12/2013 1:01:27 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Anima Mundi

Actually what would be a good show is a bunch people trying to solve the mystery as to why everything Stephen King writes is made into a movie/Tv drama.

Bill: “Hey Joe, can you understand it?”

Joe: “No Bill, it just doesn’t make sense. 90% of his books are made up of filler and almost always crap out at the end.”

Bill: “Then how does he get all these shows? By God man, what is the reason? Is it sexual favors?”


21 posted on 07/12/2013 1:02:03 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Steve_Seattle

Rachelle Lefevre is hot, but the show is largely boring with forgettable characters that you have no emotional investment in. Bad soap opera. They should’ve done it as a movie if they were to do it at all.


22 posted on 07/12/2013 1:02:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"Duck Dynasty reruns... "

Hear, hear.

23 posted on 07/12/2013 1:03:14 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: Bryanw92

I like The Mentalist because the stars are flawed but basically decent people. I read somewhere that the show has a higher-than-normal percentage of older, conservative, and Republican fans, even though the show is predictably liberal in some ways. But in others, it is not - Lisbon, for example, wears a crucifix and prayed the Hail Mary in one episode when her life was threatened. And Madeline Hightower, an off-and-on character, was depicted saying a traditional grace before a meal with her children. And some of the criminals are actually minorities, although many are rich, white people. And there is a lot of humor in the series.


24 posted on 07/12/2013 1:04:00 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: cripplecreek
"Defiance"

I enjoyed it. That season finale was packed full - like they ran out of season to sort-of wrap stuff up.

...and it doesn't return until June 2014. Ugh.

25 posted on 07/12/2013 1:04:40 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: fieldmarshaldj
"the show is largely boring with forgettable characters that you have no emotional investment in."

Yeah, even the characters that we are supposed to like are unattractive to me.

I've been watching Falling Skies as well, and there are some chacters in THAT show that I actually like (Colonel Weaver, for one). And I think Moon Bloodgood is HOT.
26 posted on 07/12/2013 1:06:55 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: shadeaud

I’ve seen no aliens yet, but I thought one of the promos depicted alien spaceships. Maybe I was mistaken. Am I wrong that aliens are or will be part of the plot?


27 posted on 07/12/2013 1:08:52 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: RandallFlagg
SKROO Stephen King!

You owe him a lot. Including your FReeper name.

28 posted on 07/12/2013 1:09:22 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: Steve_Seattle

This show sounds like it’s to help ObamaCare ,LOL


29 posted on 07/12/2013 1:11:51 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Steve_Seattle

I’m a big Stephen King fan. If I was ranking his books from best to worst “Under the Dome” would be just above the middle, barely.

Some thoughts:

Homo couple wasn’t in the book.

Barbie didn’t kill anyone in the beginning.

The Pastor is a more “fundamentalist” in the book. He is a bad guy. There is a “good” pastor in the book. She leads the First Congregational Church but secretly no longers believes in God.

The dead Police Chief’s wife is a fairly major character in the book. Seems to be replaced by the female deputy in the show.

The military is much more active in the book than the show so far.

Seems that SK has become even more lefty since he wrote his book. Pity.


30 posted on 07/12/2013 1:12:40 PM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Steve_Seattle
Simpsons did it.

I just saw The Simpsons Movie for the first time (despite being kind of a fan of the TV show, I just never had the opportunity before) an hour ago.

Anyway, the plot to the Simpsons Movie seems to have been pretty much the same.

31 posted on 07/12/2013 1:14:41 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
"If that show had any kind of logic, they would have construction crews working 24/7 outside the dome trying to smash through it and/or dig under it. But instead everyone outside just stands around picking their butt."

Yeah, the army is moving with the same sense of urgency I got from a Sleepwalking Senorita at the local KFC the other day.
32 posted on 07/12/2013 1:14:42 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: RabidBartender

I just loved the scene in the premier with Nolan and Arissa driving along singing along with Johnny Cash “Going to Jackson”.

Its a unique take on the traditional alien sci fi show.


33 posted on 07/12/2013 1:15:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Steve_Seattle
I am not watching any programs with homo crap in them.

You'd better find something else to occupy your time then. Homosexual characters are de rigeur on TV now. Hollywood is run and owned by gays and we're now in the "de-sensitization" propaganda phase. We went through something similar on TV when audiences were programmed to accept feminism via Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Maude, Murphy Brown, Roseanne and much other argle bargle.

34 posted on 07/12/2013 1:17:07 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: BipolarBob

I noticed the show is full of “anti-hero” people. Almost every person has some major character flaw. Once in a while they do a good deed but they are not good people. This is standard Hollywood pabulum. Falling skies is pretty good but they have several characters that are bad as well and they try to force the diversity thing...


35 posted on 07/12/2013 1:17:29 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: Persevero

Same here. I don’t need to see that stuff. And it’s nothing like the book.


36 posted on 07/12/2013 1:17:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: cripplecreek
SyFy’s Defiance has grown on me

Me, too. Hope the lesbian thing is over with. I think it is going to be a whole year until it starts up again. I wonder why SyFy does that.

37 posted on 07/12/2013 1:18:45 PM PDT by techcor
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To: Persevero

You better just disconnect the cable and head to the library.

I have been tempted to do the same.


38 posted on 07/12/2013 1:19:47 PM PDT by BobinIL
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To: Steve_Seattle

They even killed off the one interesting guy in the first ep, the sheriff played by Jeff Fahey. I couldn’t believe it.

And, yes, Moon Bloodgood is hot.


39 posted on 07/12/2013 1:20:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Spoiler request: Do they ever get out? Do they find out where it came from?


40 posted on 07/12/2013 1:22:02 PM PDT by DManA
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To: bigtoona
"the diversity thing"

I've noticed that more and more corporate ads feature people of every ethnicity and age group, each of them saying just one word or phrase as the camera shifts to the next one. I find it very annoying. Allstate has had that black actor for years, Sleep Country has its Mary Tyler Moore type Caucasian female, and Progressive has "Flo." Why do some companies think they have to include EVERYBODY in their ads?
41 posted on 07/12/2013 1:25:25 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: RabidBartender

Happy, happy, happy!


42 posted on 07/12/2013 1:25:56 PM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: DManA

I haven’t read the book, so I don’t know what happens.


43 posted on 07/12/2013 1:26:27 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

I really liked the premise, the idea of a group of people being secluded as if in a fishbowl away from the rest of society.

The storyline however goes adrift into various conspiracies, a kidnapping, etc. I’m somewhat interested in some of the characters, curious to see what happens to them since I’ve invested about 3 episodes of my time into it.

In a way this one reminds me of another series that was on ABC. I forgot the title, but the storyline was that everyone on Earth had an unexplainable black-out for a few minutes. Drew me in, much the same as Under The Dome, but I missed a few episodes and then it was taken off the air.

I’d argue each of these stories would be better served as a movie/made for tv movie.


44 posted on 07/12/2013 1:28:09 PM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: techcor
One of my favorite Defiance characters is Sukar and I'm glad the nanobots are apparently going to keep him (and apparently others) coming back.

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There are supposed to be 7 Votan races but I've only spotted 6 so maybe the 7th are the nanobots.
45 posted on 07/12/2013 1:33:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Maybe that is why they were ‘domed’ — so they would no longer contaminate the rest of society.

==

I chuckled at the graphic of the young beef (bull) being sliced by the dome. A bovine’s innards look nothing like what they showed.


46 posted on 07/12/2013 1:34:27 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

The Bridge is very good...Danish and USA versions both.


47 posted on 07/12/2013 1:35:38 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: JABit

Totally disagree!


48 posted on 07/12/2013 1:37:10 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: bigtoona

A lot of SKs books have flawed people. Very few “good guys”. Storm of the Century showed everyone had some flaws and secrets. He’s a good writer but must lead a depressing dark life.


49 posted on 07/12/2013 1:38:01 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Re: The Bridge

There is an earlier thread about it. General contention was that it is not worth watching.

I watched it and was surprised. It was okay. The female lead detective is quirky (per a Hollywood review, she has Asperger’s syndrome — lacks emotion).

The subtitling (Spanish vocal to English print) get irritating, but I find that with most subtitling. If I wanted to READ, I would buy the book. It’s TV, for gosh sake, so let the villians, aliens, foreigners speak in English.


50 posted on 07/12/2013 1:40:47 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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