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just started, dunno how i feel about it as i saw the tv show first...

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by Soapstone, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    so far i am still on dome day, and already things are VERY different, Barbie isnt who he was in the tv show,
    angie died on day 1, by junior mind you.
    and i am pretty sure there are other things that are gonna be quite different!

    i am watching season 3 now, but i honestly dont know how much the series actually follows the book now as i have seen some MAJOR differences.

    this isnt keeping me away from reading the book, and i am excited to read the uncut and untainted version of the story.
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    The book is muuuuuuuuch better. (IMO) :biggrin2:
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  3. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Book and TV show are two different entities. Haven't seen the show myself and from what I've heard I am not missing much.
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  4. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    im noticing some of the events are the same on dome day. but the character list in the beginning of the novel, i am surprised by norrie and some other's they are doing completely different things in the series and some characters that are major characters in the series, arent even listed in the dramatis personae for the story.

    for those that have read the book and seen the series up to now, are they both good in their own way? or do more people prefer the book?
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  5. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I love the book. I loathe the tv series. Not because it strays so far from the book, but because it's just a terribly derivative show. I had to give up with the show because it was just so bad. The book is completely different and so much better as a story.
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    It comes down to apples and oranges. The book is the book true to SK's words. The movie is an "adaption".
    The book was a great read. The Tv series takes some aspects of the book, adds others and travels it's own path. I would say I enjoyed the book more than the Tv series, but am interested to see where the TV series will lead us.
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  7. @PM

    @PM The Lazing Dutchman

    The TV-series isn't as bad as some put it. First and foremost it's a different story, I think Spideyman puts it very well:
    Anyone who has read the book and expects the same from the TV series is in for a disappointment. For anyone who is aware in advance of how much they differ it's a good enough to watch show, I think.

    Barbie is still the main character, but with a different background; Joe is in both, but with a different surname; the same goes for police officer Linda, who is married in the book and isn't in the TV series and so on.

    I agree with everyone else here that the book is (way) better then the TV series. I will be rereading the book, but I won't be rewatching the TV-series. As for anyone who has seen the TV-series and has yet to read the book, as Soapstone has, just sit back and enjoy the book!

    Thanks for the heads-up though, now I'm aware that there's a third season I've found out when it'll be broadcast here (starting 17th of August, so I'm not too late).
  8. the_last_gunslinger

    the_last_gunslinger Well-Known Member

    The T.V. show isn't exactly 'great television,' but I find it immensely enjoyable anyways. Don't know why.

    And I might be a minority opinion here, but I think the show is head and shoulders better than the book.
  9. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    For me the TV series jumped the shark from the book in thefirst season. I have to know if there is a rhyme or reason and thats kind of why we are sticking it out.
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  10. Sunlight Gardener

    Sunlight Gardener Well-Known Member

    No contest, the book is way way better. I have watched the whole series and it's ok, but the book is far superior.
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  11. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    so how much is different compared to how much is the same? i know Angie dies in season 2 of the show, but she seemed to kick the bucket as soon as the book started. and Barbie, though he still has the army background, isnt visiting Chester's Mill as he was in the show, he actually works there as a cook. Dodie ran the radio in the show, and in the book she is a cook as well. with what i have seen in seasons 2 and 3 of the show, i am really wondering how much is different in the book and how much is the same! please, no spoilers, but from what i have seen of the show, is the book VASTLY different with how some of the things go down? are some of the events from the show not even in the book? are there different events?
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  12. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    Yes, I think the two are completely different entities.
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  13. Soapstone

    Soapstone Well-Known Member

    that is good to know. in the book, Julia, from the brief introduction of her character seems like a bit of a b1tch, and Big Jim seems more likable so far. and of course Duke was a great guy before he died, so he, in general, was the same.
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  14. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    The book was awesome.
    The TV series could barely hold my interest through the first season. Maybe it was because it strayed ridiculously far from the story (maybe not, I enjoy Kubrick's 'the Shining', after all) or maybe because I just didn't care for the characters (some pretty bad acting in the series).
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  15. andycapp

    andycapp Member

    Got bored with the tv show midway into season 2, not bothered with it since then......
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  16. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    I have no objection to the book and series being different. My objection is the series is horrible.

    It started off good, though very different, and it went straight down hill.
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  17. Waylander

    Waylander Well-Known Member

    I went for a re-read of this. Started last Sunday and just finished. I really enjoyed it the first time round, and enjoyed it even more this time. I know some complain about the ending, but I love it. It reminds me of some old EC sci-fi comic stories I've read. Great book that deserved a better adaptation truer to the story than the tv show. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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  18. César Hernández-Meraz

    César Hernández-Meraz Wants to be Nick, ends up as Larry

    Having only watched the first season of the series (which I really liked), I think the book's Big Jim seem a worse person for me.

    The show's Jim had that drug business, yes, but I could actually believe him when he said he cared about the town (and made deals so the drugs were not available in Chester's Mill).

    Just in the pilot episode, as soon as he realizes the Dome is there, he knows people all around town can crash into it and immediately takes action to save lives. The book's Jim refuses to actually listen to people, jumps to the wrong conclusions (which cannot be "wrong", since he thought them up) and gets in the way.

    In the series, at least up to season 1, I could see keeping Big Jim in charge during the crisis, since he seemed to be a good choice to keep order and help save lives.
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  19. adamjahar

    adamjahar Active Member

    The TV series started out well ( for me who haven`t read the book), but later it became really pathetic. Full of cliches and very bad writing. I stopped watching in the middle of Season 2 and then watched the last episode at the end haha.

    But i think, the book was awesome. I really enjoyed it. Probably the best book by SK i ever read. I haven`t read much yet from SK yet, but i think UTD will be my first re-read.
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  20. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    I started watching the first couple episodes,having already read the book twice. When I saw where the series was headed... I reached for the remote. I hear I didn't miss much. I just finished the book for the third time.
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