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Old 11-29-2012, 07:03 PM  
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'Under the Dome" coming to CBS summer '13

Hopefully the series won't fizzle out toward the end the way that the novel did...

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Stephen King is coming back to broadcast TV. CBS is giving the author’s Under the Dome a 13-episode series order.

Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

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The series version was originally developed at Showtime. But in an unusual move, the ambitious project jumped from a cable network’s slate to the major broadcaster (more on that below). It’s also a rather unique title for CBS, since the network has been traditionally more wary about betting on serialized dramas than its rivals. But with AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Revolution, apocalyptic serialized dramas have been delivering large numbers lately.

Fans of the novel shouldn’t expect an exact retelling of the same story. Last we heard, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s (Lost) script for Dome was wisely using the novel’s setup as a launch pad for its own TV-format-friendly version of the story and might even lay the groundwork for a different outcome than the novel’s ending. Also, the CBS version is definitely a series, not a mini-series, with a finale episode that will leave the story open for more seasons.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #46
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King books always better than movie/miniseries...still nice to see something other than reruns...
Shawshank Redemption, the Shining and Stand By Me say hello.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #47
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King books always better than movie/miniseries...still nice to see something other than reruns...
I think that's just the way it is with every book vs movie....but usually even more so with SK.
however....if you've never seen The Shining mini series with Steve Weber playing the father.....it's really really good and follows the book to a T.

I liked the first Dome episode. still hate the book though.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:15 PM   #48
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That was okay, but the damn crazy teen angst shit almost killed the whole hour for me. I can't handle 13 weeks of that.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:18 PM   #49
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That was okay, but the damn crazy teen angst shit almost killed the whole hour for me. I can't handle 13 weeks of that.
ANGST!? hell that one kid is straight up NUTS. I forgot about him. been a while since I read the book.

speaking of which....any a you's that read the book....
I can't remember....

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:28 PM   #50
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That's why I said "crazy teen angst".

I haven't given the book a second look, so I'm not sure I remember everything, but I don't think Shumway was married, and Dale Barbara definitely didn't kill anyone as I recall. (None of that bothers me...)

I think the main thing is that the actors portraying Junior and Angie just sucked.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:41 PM   #51
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That's why I said "crazy teen angst".

I haven't given the book a second look, so I'm not sure I remember everything, but I don't think Shumway was married, and Dale Barbara definitely didn't kill anyone as I recall. (None of that bothers me...)

I think the main thing is that the actors portraying Junior and Angie just sucked.
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@ your spoiler comment. I did indeed realize that she shouldn't be where she is...she should be gone....and I thought the same thing.....oh NO!
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:25 PM   #52
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Shawshank Redemption, the Shining and Stand By Me say hello.
I had no idea Shawshank was based on a Stephen King book!
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:28 PM   #53
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I had no idea Shawshank was based on a Stephen King book!
Novella, but yep. Apt Pupil and Stand By Me came from the same collection of short fiction.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:33 PM   #54
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I had no idea Shawshank was based on a Stephen King book!
Green Mile, too. Although that one's a bit more obvious with the supernatural angle.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #56
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I'm a huge SK fan. I have all of his books and have read many of them more than once. Yeah most of his endings leave a lot to be desired but I think he writes like the Brothers Grimm, it's the story itself that's important not the happily ever after part. That being said the book ending to Under the Dome was quite stupid. I think where he gets in trouble is that he's writing away and suddenly realizes that he has a page limit on his stories so he has to hurriedly wrap them up.

The first episode of Under the Dome will have me watching the next. I knew that CBS wouldn't want necrophilia in this episode and am not surprised with the direction that was taken.

Will probably watch the entire miniseries or as long as it airs.
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Wait, at the end was Lapidus shot or did his pacemaker explode out of his chest?
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:10 AM   #58
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Pacemaker exploded. At least that's what happened in the book.
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It was okay and I'll keep watching but it suffered from some of the same things the book did, like how some people became insanely evil the instant the dome came up. I'm not a fan of how they've changed Barbie, either. He was the only decent character in the book, imo.
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when I saw that Fahey was the sheriff I was like......ahh man! they really gonna waste him on one episode?? so when he was initially in close proximity to the dome and didn't touch it I thought, hey, maybe they will let him live! because they GOTTA tweak this story somehow or it's gonna be a turd like the book.

nope.
he touched it.
I was like....






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