Skip to comments.Under the Dome TV Series
Posted on 07/12/2013 12:48:30 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
Under the Dome - Are there any good guys in that town?
Yes. I read the book. But, I’m not going to tell you who, of course. That would ruin it for you. :o)
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.
Modern drama is based on the idea that no one is a good guy.
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.
I started watching it. Got about 2 minutes in. Unwatchable.
Anyone know if “The Bridge” is any good?
Agree. I refuse to be “agenda-ized”. The show is boring, the acting is dreadful. Waste of time.
SKROO Stephen King!
I can say that.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Heck, they do that around here when the forecast is for a few inches of snow.
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.
I haven't been watching the series, but that is a major plot point in the book.
I haven't been watching the series, but that is a major plot point in the book.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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?
You owe him a lot. Including your FReeper name.
This show sounds like it’s to help ObamaCare ,LOL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Same here. I don’t need to see that stuff. And it’s nothing like the book.
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.
You better just disconnect the cable and head to the library.
I have been tempted to do the same.
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.
Spoiler request: Do they ever get out? Do they find out where it came from?
Happy, happy, happy!
I haven’t read the book, so I don’t know what happens.
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.
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.
The Bridge is very good...Danish and USA versions both.
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.
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.