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The book was fantastic and kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. The explanation of the dome itself was a bit of a letdown, and you kind of figured it out before the reveal just because there wasn't any other explanation possible. But the plot and storytelling inside the dome was tight from beginning to end.

Kept you on the edge of your seat? Wow, no way. There were chapters after chapter where NOTHING happened. How is that keeping you on the edge of your seat? There is no way you were on the edge of your seat the whole time you read that book. Yeah, it is a fantastic book, slow in the middle and VERY VERY weak ending but come on, it was not that much of a thriller for the entire read.

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They also explained why they didn't see the brother and why he was hiding out in the cabin so it was obvious why they haven't seen him and don't want to see him. Yes, they didn't see their brother in the last 14 days. That is not a stretch at all.
The inference was they hadn't seen him in several years. His nephew had "grown up", etc., yet his log cabin was within easy walking distance of downtown. That's a little different.
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Kept you on the edge of your seat? Wow, no way. There were chapters after chapter where NOTHING happened. How is that keeping you on the edge of your seat? There is no way you were on the edge of your seat the whole time you read that book. Yeah, it is a fantastic book, slow in the middle and VERY VERY weak ending but come on, it was not that much of a thriller for the entire read.
I read it when it first came out, and I remember being really into it. If there were slow parts, they either kept my interest or they weren't significant enough to stick in my memory as being a flaw.
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It was the first book I ever read on the iPad. Blowing the text up to where I could easily read it without reading glasses made it, like, 2000 pages long.
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It was the first book I ever read on the iPad. Blowing the text up to where I could easily read it without reading glasses made it, like, 2000 pages long.
LOL, it was my first Kindle book. Downloaded it to my wife's Kindle then wouldn't give it back to her until I was done.

So much easier to read in bed than the typical King hardback. Wish I had a Kindle for Clancy's novels.
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Although I nearly choked on CBS's soapsuds, the season premiere held my interest well enough for me to commit to sticking around for a while longer. The deaths of sheriff Linda and Angie didn't bother me at all. Obviously, the showrunners need to keep Barbie, Big Jim, and a few others, around for a while longer at least but certainly not Linda and Angie. Anyway the late and largely unlamented young women have been replaced by the alcoholic EMT and the young teacher with some knowledge of science. At least that's different from a whiney sheriff and and even whinier cafe proprietor.

The show is so silly and over the top I am almost ashamed of myself for continuing to watch. But, what the hell, it's summer and continuing to watch the show gives me an excuse to come back here every week and bad mouth it some more.

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The show is so silly and over the top I am almost ashamed of myself for continuing to watch. But, what the hell, it's summer and continuing to watch the show gives me an excuse to come back here every week and bad mouth it some more.
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Angie is one of the four hands, without her they won't have access to the mini dome anymore.
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Angie is one of the four hands, without her they won't have access to the mini dome anymore.
No worries, mate. I'll bet the writers have probably forgotten all about that plot point by now.
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No they don't. The entire first season was just a couple weeks long. I go months without seeing my family and they live pretty close. They also explained why they didn't see the brother and why he was hiding out in the cabin so it was obvious why they haven't seen him and don't want to see him. Yes, they didn't see their brother in the last 14 days. That is not a stretch at all.
When a major event like a mysterious invisible dome trapping everyone in the town happens, it's a huge stretch to believe that this guy who lives within walking distance would still be hanging out in his cabin the whole time, never leaving or interacting with anyone.

He doesn't seem in any way surprised or perturbed by the existence of the dome. You'd think he might want to go talk to someone to ask, "Hey, what's up with this weird dome thing?" But nope, it's all perfectly normal to him.

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Angie is one of the four hands, without her they won't have access to the mini dome anymore.
If the plot calls for it, the Mother Dome will just change the rules. It won't be the first time. Besides, Dome Child probably killed her; the Dome must approve.
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Well, they just need her hands, right?

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Did anyone read the book version? If so, then is it very different?
During Season One, I recall some of us having a rather spirited discussion on book vs show .. if you've got the inclination, you might go back and check it out .. but, as arch said, there is little similarity to the excellent book at this point other than a Dome ..


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Well, they just need her hands, right?
And the "egg" that was dropped into the lake.

Also, we don't know if there is some other hand that would also work, just the four that were discovered so far.

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We do not know for sure that Angie is dead.
She's dead, Jim!

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Love to have Stephen King's clout. They ask him to come write an episode, and he's able to kill of the characters that annoy him.

There's a dozen shows I'd love to come in for an episode and clean house.
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No worries, mate. I'll bet the writers have probably forgotten all about that plot point by now.
I sure forgot about it. Wait, where did the mini Dome go again?
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I sure forgot about it. Wait, where did the mini Dome go again?
They threw it into the lake. And surprise, surprise, right after that, a girl emerges from the same spot. Guess everyone missed that part.
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They threw it into the lake. And surprise, surprise, right after that, a girl emerges from the same spot. Guess everyone missed that part.
SHeesh, I forgot they threw it into the lake. I assume that was in the season 1 finale? Man, the show is bad that I can't remember.
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When a major event like a mysterious invisible dome trapping everyone in the town happens, it's a huge stretch to believe that this guy who lives within walking distance would still be hanging out in his cabin the whole time, never leaving or interacting with anyone.

He doesn't seem in any way surprised or perturbed by the existence of the dome. You'd think he might want to go talk to someone to ask, "Hey, what's up with this weird dome thing?" But nope, it's all perfectly normal to him.

While I see what you are saying, he did comment on that and why he doesn't go into town and he did come out to investigate when something was happening close to his cabin.
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The inference was they hadn't seen him in several years. His nephew had "grown up", etc., yet his log cabin was within easy walking distance of downtown. That's a little different.
No it isn't. He did some bad stuff before the dome came down and got in trouble, etc. The family kicked him out and didn't associate with him anymore, and Jr. was very close to his father back then so did what he said. After the dome came down, they wouldn't run up there first thing. They were to busy hunting down killers, trying to hang someone, dealing with no power, dealing with fuel tank horders, killing people and dealing with the doe knocking them out/trying to kill them, etc. If things calmed down, I am sure they would eventually reach out to him, but its only been a few days, gotta wait for the dome to stop knocking everyone out and not hanging people.
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Love to have Stephen King's clout. They ask him to come write an episode, and he's able to kill of the characters that annoy him.

There's a dozen shows I'd love to come in for an episode and clean house.
Right you are! It would be nice to see King come in and write an episode for any number of the Big Four networks' soapy dramas and rid us of their most irritating characters. It would elevate network television.
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No they don't. The entire first season was just a couple weeks long. I go months without seeing my family and they live pretty close. They also explained why they didn't see the brother and why he was hiding out in the cabin so it was obvious why they haven't seen him and don't want to see him. Yes, they didn't see their brother in the last 14 days. That is not a stretch at all.
"It's only 2 weeks" doesn't give them license to not be careful adding new characters. If every couple of "weeks" on the show they find new characters it will really stretch the already thin credibility of the show.

You're also talking about people in a small town not seeing each other under normal circumstances. Yes, there are long periods of time that go by and people in a small town might not interact.

But... in this particular small town... the power and phones went out... when that happens and you have no TV and you hear on the radio that "a dome has dropped over the town" you are going to have to poke your head out to see what is going on.

A lot of the town was having water and food problems in those first 2 weeks... Remember the plot where water was scarce except for that one guy controlling the reservoir? Lack of water would have brought everyone out scrambling for water... and a lot of people were looking for other supplies.

It just isn't realistic to have more and more important new people pop up the longer the show goes on... a few people here and there are fine... and they can mask some of it by having them be "faces in the crowd" that technically were there the whole time but they just weren't focusing the story on them. But they still have to be careful bringing people out of the woodwork on a regular basis.
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SHeesh, I forgot they threw it into the lake. I assume that was in the season 1 finale? Man, the show is bad that I can't remember.
Sigh, bad info being posted. The mini-dome is no more. That is how they got the egg, which was dropped into the lake.

Hands no longer needed, as there is no mini-dome.
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I've always considered Under the Dome as schlock, but like a train wreak you just can't not watch it.
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I've always considered Under the Dome as schlock, but like a train wreak you just can't not watch it.
Train wreck, you meant. But the show is so amusing and cheesy that I keep watching! :P
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Train wreck, you meant. But the show is so amusing and cheesy that I keep watching! :P
This is true! The show's so bad it's (almost) good.
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I had already given up on Under the Dome last season (although I couldn't help but tune into the last half of the season premier because some of my co-workers still watch the show and I wanted to be able to talk about it with them). I can't stand it when a sci-fi show makes religion or faith the central theme. It ruined Stargate: SG-1 and ST: DS9 for me and it was the only thing I didn't care for in BSG.

Come to think of it, the only show that was religion themed that I truly enjoyed was Reaper, but it was more comedy than anything. And the Ray Wise Devil character was pure gold.
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