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Old 09-19-13, 10:56 AM
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They built that gallows pretty damn fast. What did it take, 20 minutes? I'd think they would still be trying to round up the lumber. I doubt I will waste any time on season two.
They did like to play fast and loose with all the timing in this one. I kept wondering when all the cars would run out of gas (with all the driving and siphoning etc.).
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Old 09-19-13, 11:04 AM
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They did like to play fast and loose with all the timing in this one. I kept wondering when all the cars would run out of gas (with all the driving and siphoning etc.).
Electric cars.
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Old 09-19-13, 08:06 PM
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They SERIOUSLY need to finish the story by the end of next season. Maybe that is likely to happen based on likely the ratings may drop.

I also just read someone say this -



So some people enjoy it.
Some people like blood sausage.
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Is this the most-hated show that people kept watching? Other than Lost...
See, I liked Lost. I still do. The finale didn't bother me at all, either. After they got past season two and got the OK from ABC to end the show on their time line, the series improved quite a bit.
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No one hated Lost while watching it. Only the sheer inanity of the finale and its ultimate explanations drove people up the wall.
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No one hated Lost while watching it. Only the sheer inanity of the finale and its ultimate explanations drove people up the wall.
Some people. Half of whom didn't even understand it. Lost had issues, but not the ones most people accuse it of. And it's my go-to reminder to self about why we don't get more challenging TV shows.

Under The Dome, on the other hand, is indefensibly idiotic -- and deserves no comparison to Lost.
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No one hated Lost while watching it. Only the sheer inanity of the finale and its ultimate explanations drove people up the wall.
My only issue with it is it tried to explain just a tad too much for my taste. I would have rather some of the mysteries remain mysteries. That it didn't answer all of them was fine with me. This was a series created by JJ Abrams, a man who has an upopened box of magic tricks from when he was a kid because the mystery of what is inside and thinking about it is more fascinating to him than solving the mystery. Anybody who thought he was going to open his box and show you everything regarding Lost didn't understand the mindset of the man behind it.
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Re: Stephen King's Under The Dome - Spielberg Produced - CBS

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My only issue with it is it tried to explain just a tad too much for my taste. I would have rather some of the mysteries remain mysteries. That it didn't answer all of them was fine with me. This was a series created by JJ Abrams, a man who has an upopened box of magic tricks from when he was a kid because the mystery of what is inside and thinking about it is more fascinating to him than solving the mystery. Anybody who thought he was going to open his box and show you everything regarding Lost didn't understand the mindset of the man behind it.
The problem here is Lost was six years of build-up with no payoff. The answers to the few mysteries that they gave (the whispers, the skeletons) were weak and hackneyed.

And, outside of the pilot, I don't J. J. Abrams had much to do with the show other than a producer's credit and cashing checks.
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Re: Stephen King's Under The Dome - Spielberg Produced - CBS

Originally Posted by calhoun07 View Post
My only issue with it is it tried to explain just a tad too much for my taste. I would have rather some of the mysteries remain mysteries. That it didn't answer all of them was fine with me. This was a series created by JJ Abrams, a man who has an upopened box of magic tricks from when he was a kid because the mystery of what is inside and thinking about it is more fascinating to him than solving the mystery. Anybody who thought he was going to open his box and show you everything regarding Lost didn't understand the mindset of the man behind it.
Sure can't relate to that mindset, I want and like all the answers to everything. Some a show does not give any answers half the time I will just think the writer does not even know.

Reminds me of someone saying they have this chest in their house and when talked about they likely said it has not been open in decades and they are not sure what's in it. Seriously? I would last about two minutes before that thing was tossed open by whatever means. (carefully)

When it comes to story I just think, TELL your story, all of it.
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Re: Stephen King's Under The Dome - Spielberg Produced - CBS

Creative people don't give answers when they don't have satisfying answers to give. It was a cop-out by Lost's writers when they said the story was as much about the journey as the ending.
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Old 09-23-13, 02:01 PM
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I had no problem with Lost's finale. The only aspect I truly disliked about the show had to do with the brothers. Otherwise it was fine, I was also amused at the number of people who though
Spoiler:
they were dead the entire time they were on the island
which missed the boat by a few hundred miles.

Under the Dome though, these fuckers are just liars all around. First this was a regular series, then a limited series, then a regular series again, wtf.
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