Originally Posted by vfxproducer
The article calls it a game changer, but what I noticed in the ratings was that 2 million people, or roughly 15% of the audience, decided that it wasn't worth watching a second episode.
after just watching the 2nd episode this evening...my wife & I decided for us, it'll be 1 more for that decision.
After this episode, I'm not sure it deserves the 3rd chance
why is it so hard for there to be good shows on network TV? especially ones with Spielberg's name on them.
the drama is laughable...a boyfriend imitation of The Collector
I almost expected the girl's name to be Miranda instead of Angie
for those that don't know The Collector was a movie done in the 60's of a novel by Folkes.
then there's the idiot Rev who proceeds to trash the house instead of being stealthy about looking for the propane bill...nothing like ransacking a home to arouse the suspicion of a cop
and they way that played out was stupid, yanking drawers out & throwing things on the floor, even if the Rev was on whatever drugs "they're making". the whole fire scene was stupid...why would any sane person light up the document and leave ashes, when all they had to do was steal it! how stupid does King & Spielberg think the audience / book reader is to accept this piece of trash, lazy writing?
the fire brigade...could someone have thought to start a siphon with several garden hoses in the pool to fill up buckets faster? the deal with the water supposedly seeping thru...alternate explanation: condensation from temperature differences, warm hand on a colder surface with cold water being sprayed on the other side. and water "leaking thru" says the dome is a permeable real surface, not a force field, that just happens to extend as far as one can dig below ground level. does it go to the center of the earth?
I can buy force field as a good scifi premise but now we're looking at a real dome it seems. well, if King wants that to be the premise, he has scientific inconsistencies to deal with like how far down does it go - it must have a boundary unless it goes all the way thru the crust, mantle, core, cutting the earth into 2 sections. so, how about the military getting with some drilling companies & start finding it? the whole idea starts breaking apart if you take it to its logical conclusion...a force field works much better
unless the show improves rapidly, to me it looks like the other hyped "game changing" Spielberg show, Terra Nova.
while the scifi premise is "interesting", it looks like another show with a corrupt city pol, a conspiracy, a murderer in the same house as the murdered...that's original. Jericho NOT! now that was a well acted & scripted series, post apocalypse.
game changer? no, more like Peyton Place under glass.
I hope the book is much better than this adaptation so far. I've enjoyed many early King books.Edited by ss9001 - 7/3/13 at 5:43pm