Originally Posted by archiguy
Your definition of "boring" and Uncle Willie's, ridgefamus, and my wife and me are clearly not the same. As to differences and similarities between the book and show, the respective lengths of those two lists would be very different indeed. Again, outside of the title, the fact that there's a dome (with different properties), and the names of the characters and cars they drive, virtually nothing
is the same. You can continue to disagree all you want, but those of us who actually read the book know thereof we speak.
Whatever. It is what it is - summertime viewing fluff. It won't remind anyone of good sci-fi, horror, or even great TV. And yes, before you say it, I will continue to watch - because it's summertime and there's little else on. Besides, I have a morbid curiosity of how they're going to end it without really ending it.
You guys seem to think the show is completely different because of the smallest things, like the radio station name is different. For me, that is pointless and has ZERO impact on the show. There is absolutely no benefit, increased enjoyment, adds to the plot, etc. because the radio station name is different. The similarities is that they have a radio station in both. What impact does it have that they changed the call letters?
Selectman was changed for TV because of people's unfamilarity with that term/position, but it is essentially the same thing, thus some similarities there.
It is also pointed out that the paper name is different. SHOCKING!!! The similarities is that they both have a paper and the reporter, etc. Changing the name of the paper doesn't add or change anyting in the book or the show.
The similarities are they have a radio station, they have the paper, they have the investigative reporter, Barbie's military background, the one councilman left, the sheriff dying and being replaced, the appointment of the son to the sherrif's department, the crazy behaviour of the son, the drugs, the propane, the estabmishmnet that things are passing through the dome, just miniscule, the plane smashing into it, the truck smashing into it, based on the preview and the brief scene in it something else happens monday the same way. And many many others but don't want to get in troubl for spoilers from the book.
I told you I read the book, trying to claim again I have not is childish. My wife read it too and she commented that the show is miles better then the book.