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Under the Dome TV mini series disappointment

Discussion in 'Under the Dome' started by Avi Sokol, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    Well...I won't claim to know what's in their minds but I can say one thing: I'm dying, positively DYing, to know what's going to happen to Barbie in Season 2. I've run through my mind various ways that he could be believably freed from his extreme quandary of about to be hanged; but unfortunately I can come up with nothing realistic. I'm not a writer though. I'm a paramedic, who apparently can't even write about my own profession without an editor telling me it's "not believable."
    Incidentally he told me something wasn't believable that actually happened but never mind.
    I'm positively dying to know how they're going to come up with a beLIEVable way to get Barbie out of that quandary without Junior pulling the lever since at the end of the show his hand's already on it itching to make Dale Barbara swing.
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  2. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    I'm looking forward to seeing where they take this too. :)
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  3. Garriga

    Garriga Well-Known Member

  4. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Just know I am waiting to see this too. But getting impatient.:)
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  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I don't have the exact date handy but it will be back in June.
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  6. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

  7. Anthea M

    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed the book but stopped watching the TV series after the first episode. It didn't grab me at all. Enough said!
  8. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I enjoyed most of the TV series. I didn't expect it to be like the book and was happy that it had the right vibe. I was disappointed in the way it ended. I felt it should have ended with one series. I will be interested to see how the second series carries on.
  9. Kitten

    Kitten Well-Known Member

    I am looking forward to the UTD series this summer. It's nice having a series in the summer to look forward to. Most series start in the fall. Can't wait! :)
  10. pawnman

    pawnman Well-Known Member

    I'm just starting to watch this on Amazon and I thought there was changes; however, if it's going to be a series you can't very well go by the book. :victorious:
  11. AnnaMarie

    AnnaMarie Well-Known Member

    There was nudity? I don't remember any.

    Maybe I'll rewatch. :D
  12. MaxShalamar

    MaxShalamar Member

    TBH I was disappointed in the series - the character of Barbie was changed from reluctant hero to bad boy with a heart and the casting was poor IMO - the book on the other hand was the best Steve had written in a while and was excellent :)
  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I think I will still watch Season Two nevertheless but yes - the book was SO much better. I am actually looking forward to the new season so I can see just how different it is!
  14. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    Well, I didn't like it at first but after he made that comment about another famous author whose work they changed in movies saying that "if you want the original story the book is on the shelf and nothing in it has changed." The author said that to a journalist who questioned him about his movies being different from his books.
    Also, I watched the whole first season and somehow it worked so I gained confidence after seeing it work.
    Sometimes I do have to see things to really believe it; seeing is believing.

    I was most upset about Angie and Joe being brother and sister but that also worked in the series.
  15. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought he was in the book too. Tough guy (or bad boy) with a heart, but maybe I'm just biased because my brother went to Iraq and he acts in a similar way. He looks tough and makes people nervous (because of how he looks) but he has a big heart on the inside.
  16. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    I was so upset when I found out that in real life the actor who plays Dale Barbara is married. He has three kids too. I follow him on Twitter. I thought he was single when I started following him but I'm still following him even after finding out he has an entire family.
  17. Haunted

    Haunted This is my favorite place

    According to my TV guide, Mr. King will do a cameo appearance in the first segment which I believe he also wrote.
  18. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Both true!
  19. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Can't wait to watch it.Counting down each day.
  20. mayday10

    mayday10 Well-Known Member

    I thought the show was terrible. Loved the book. I understand there will be changes and creative license given to the director/producer... but this was just borrowing King's name, title of the novel, and character names to hook people. In reality, its just a crummy story written by amateurs.

    Its his right, but I really wish SK was a lot more selective with his material. There has been a lot of garbage tossed out there with his name on it. Worse yet, masses think thats King's work. I had to explain to a number of people last year that the novel was actually good and the show barely resembles it. I dont need a carbon copy. The Shining was much different, yet is a great movie.

    I forced myself through 4 or 5 episodes. Just couldn't take it any more. It was a bad show. It was apparent it was hastily and sloppily written and filmed. They cheesed up the characters and the plot a great deal. The acting was terrible. One huge draw of SK's work is the plausible actions of the characters as well as motivations, etc. The characters in this show just weren't plausible. Couldnt get into it.
    I have a feeling that if it lacked the "Stephen King" billing, this show would have died a quick and silent death.

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