Favourite actors/characters in Under the Dome?

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ClaireB76

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Not sure if anyone has started a thread like this, but I just wondered about favourite actors/characters?

For me personally, Dean Norris is perfect as Big Jim Rennie. In fact, I could see Dean Norris portraying quite a few SK book characters with ease (that, I hope, is a compliment!). I have to be honest, a tiny amount of the casting I'm still not sure about, but I'll say no more on that for now. It is of course only my humble opinion, and I can change my mind...a woman's prerogative after all. ;;D

All in all though I'm impressed with Season 2. Some of the characters have grown on me, especially Junior. The way he is portrayed is very similar to how I imagined him when I read the book, which is always a good sign.

So, thoughts? Who are the stand-out actors/characters for you? :haha:

(Now I'm going to make coffee. It's freezing here this morning. Yes it is Australia, but it is winter, and currently 7 degrees :eek: .... roll on Summer)

Claire
 

Mr Nobody

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...the sliced in half cow...

I missed UTD on broadcast, so I'm catching up on S1 via Amazon Prime Video or whatever they hell they changed LoveFilm to, and I have to say I didn't like that part and have ended up hating it because of the way it's repeated at the start of each ep.
It's not that I'm at all squeamish, I just don't think it's necessary to repeat that bit. And the groaned 'moo'. Do what? It's not going to moo. It's not going to make a sound. That's because the animal would have been dead before it realized anything had happened. So the sad-sounding moo is just for effect - button-pushing, in other words, and personally I don't need my buttons to be pushed that way. (I guess it was to make most of the audience have a 'whoa!' moment, with most finding it sad and certain others sniggering away - and I get that a few people would do the 'laugh because you're actually really uncomfortable' thing, but those aren't the people I mean.)
On top of that, the half-cow would be a magnet for flies. By the time anyone goes back to it, there'd be clouds of the buggers, but...no. No flies. Or at least, nowhere near as many as there should have been.
And here's the cherry: it didn't really look like half a cow. I know they could (and probably did, for all I know) have gone and bought it in frozen, propped it in place and let it thaw...but it just didn't look real, somehow.

All of that aside (though it really is all one issue), I've been enjoying it. I'm not 100% convinced by the guy playing Barbie, but that really is a minor gripe overall and at least he's not abysmally bad. So far (up to ep 9; I started watching two nights ago and have been racing through) it's been one of the better adaptations, much more hit than miss.
 

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I missed UTD on broadcast, so I'm catching up on S1 via Amazon Prime Video or whatever they hell they changed LoveFilm to, and I have to say I didn't like that part and have ended up hating it because of the way it's repeated at the start of each ep.
It's not that I'm at all squeamish, I just don't think it's necessary to repeat that bit. And the groaned 'moo'. Do what? It's not going to moo. It's not going to make a sound. That's because the animal would have been dead before it realized anything had happened. So the sad-sounding moo is just for effect - button-pushing, in other words, and personally I don't need my buttons to be pushed that way. (I guess it was to make most of the audience have a 'whoa!' moment, with most finding it sad and certain others sniggering away - and I get that a few people would do the 'laugh because you're actually really uncomfortable' thing, but those aren't the people I mean.)
On top of that, the half-cow would be a magnet for flies. By the time anyone goes back to it, there'd be clouds of the buggers, but...no. No flies. Or at least, nowhere near as many as there should have been.
And here's the cherry: it didn't really look like half a cow. I know they could (and probably did, for all I know) have gone and bought it in frozen, propped it in place and let it thaw...but it just didn't look real, somehow.

All of that aside (though it really is all one issue), I've been enjoying it. I'm not 100% convinced by the guy playing Barbie, but that really is a minor gripe overall and at least he's not abysmally bad. So far (up to ep 9; I started watching two nights ago and have been racing through) it's been one of the better adaptations, much more hit than miss.
....sooooooo, how'd you like the cow?????.....
 

Mr Nobody

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....sooooooo, how'd you like the cow?????.....

Hmm...it'd be better with some barbecue sauce.

Now...favourite actual character...not Barbie, not Big Jim (though Dean Norris is doing a good job, pretty much as always from what I've seen of him)...not Junior (though again, kudos to the actor for making me want to kneel on his throat). Julia for reasons other than character, so not her...
You know, I don't think I have a favourite character at all. They're all on a level, a pretty good one. I'm pretty sure that's good for the show (assuming others agree, of course; it's not like anyone's sitting there going 'He has spoken! It is good!').
 

César Hernández-Meraz

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My favorite is Joe. He is intelligent and the first to discover a lot of the things that happen under the dome. He is also so innocent, even though he is not really that young.

I also like Julia. Instant like because she reminds me of Marvel Comics' second Spider Woman, who also happens to be called Julia.

I like Barbie, too. Not sure how much of that is influenced by his looks.

And I like Dodee. One of her scenes near the end of the first season made me respect her so much (even though I already liked her).
 

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I started watching this series when it first came on TV. Then found out it was a King book and had to stop watching it until I could read the book. Then I never watched it again. Just one of those things.
 

Jackal.S.Rogue

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Barbie is my favorite and Max is my second favorite despite only being in a few episodes. Does anyone know what happened to Truman the dog Joe found at the start of the series? I don't remember seeing it in much if any of season 2.
 

Soapstone

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im not sure cuz i missed the last little bit of season 2, but i think it found big jim in season 3.