To Stephen King, Does "Under the Dome" > "Haven"/"The Dead Zone"?

Discussion in 'Haven' started by Officious Little Prick, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Officious Little Prick
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    Anyone have any knowledge of why Stephen King seems more invested than usual in "Under the Dome"'s TV show (to the point of actually penning an episode), while I never even hear him speak about "Haven" or the old "The Dead Zone" TV show, both of which seemed to be more consistently (if not as widely) enjoyed by the public than UTD? If I was King, I think I'd be especially complimented that the film industry had enough interest in such a comparatively low-profile release as "The Colorado Kid" that they chose to hinge an entire long-running television series on it, but King doesn't seem to pay it any mind. What makes UTD such a pet project for him versus the others?
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    He is an executive producer for Under the Dome but did not have any such role in The Dead Zone or Haven. If I remember correctly, because the film rights for The Dead Zone had already been sold, he wasn't even involved with the project in any capacity. He liked the show but there was no reason for him to be promoting it. I don't know why he wasn't more involved with Haven and would be purely speculation on my part to comment.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I didn't know Haven had anything to do with The Colorado Kid (bad fan! Bad fan! :D)! I liked that book enormously. Now I might have to take a gander at the show (lol)
  4. Officious Little Prick
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    Notice the tagline below the title:

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  5. Bev Vincent
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    Season 5 of Haven starts next week -- it's a decent show that has a little more humor in it than you might expect. The first season is a little unfocused, but it builds an interesting mythology over the next few, and every episode has at least one reference to something from King's work.
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    I've never paid any attention to it at all (not a big TV person). I think I'll take a look now, especially with King references that thread throughout. Thanks, Bev.
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    Some of them are subtle (character names that are allusions to other works), whereas others are overt. In the Season 2 opener, a little boy in a yellow raincoat plays with a paper boat that goes down a gutter...
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    Thank god to know that. I have been slogging through this first season. Some element of it is reminding me of the old campy Kolchak The Night Stalker shows. Instead of bustling New York and 1970s, Haven is modern day fishing village.
  9. Bev Vincent
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    It'll never be mentioned in the same breath as Breaking Bad, but I enjoy it. It's "The X-Files" - lite, in a way.
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    Agree with Bev Vincent! The show definitely gets better and the mythology expands throughout each season. I thoroughly enjoy it and actually like it better than UTD. Definitely check it out Dana Jean and skimom2! :)

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