July 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm #283719
I don’t know if there was a thread for this show but two episodes in it seems to be popular in the ratings and I must say from the very beginning I have not been a fan of this show as I find the writing terrible and the stories being told are ridiculus. I wanted to know if anyone else was watching it because I’m watching it as it’s summer and there is nothing else to watch.July 9, 2013 at 7:59 am #283721
Another weak attempt from this show. All the characters are stupid and dialogue is so bad that I will give up on this show very soon since they will try stretch it over many seasons.July 9, 2013 at 3:58 pm #283722
BAD BAD BADJuly 9, 2013 at 5:33 pm #283723
Sepinwall bailed on it rather brutally. Sounds like it was a one-episode-wonder.July 9, 2013 at 5:38 pm #283724
^ I don’t know why he loved the pilot so much. It wasn’t anything special. I haven’t watched the last 2 episodes yet.July 9, 2013 at 6:51 pm #283725
This is one of those shows that sounds good in theory and could probably be executed well if it were on cable but it’s just BAD overall. I don’t know what’s worse, the writing, the “character development”, the dreadful CBS music or the hammy acting. It seems like the public is bailing on it too since it keeps losing 1-2 million viewers per episode. I’ll try watching a few more to see if it gets better but if they’re anything like Episode 2 or 3, I’m out.July 9, 2013 at 7:07 pm #283726
I was wondering when this thread would pop up, I wanted to complain so much about the latest shitty adition to the “what happened” shows… It’s completely stupid. The whole “something happened” in a small town thing will never grow old to these networks and I guess it being by Stephen King got people to watch, not to mention the fact that it’s the only new exciting thing to watch in the summer. So no wonder those were the ratings.
The only reason I’ll keep watching is because it’s apparently a one season thing, although I cannot help but think they’ll try to stretch the whole thing out after “it ends”. But if it does end up going for just one season and having nothing else to watch, why not? Let’s see what the dome is about.
But you can’t defend this show at all. It’s not just the acting that is bad, it’s the casting too. A casting agent can’t be this lazy, all these actors are such cliches for these shows, even Mike Vogel is here again after being in Bates Motel, another small town show. Rachel Lafreve? Jeff Fahey? Dean Norris is such an obvious choice for this role too. And the characters are all exactly the same as every single “what happened?” show. This week the douchy friend who fucks it all up for the nerdy boy showed up. Surprise? No.
I feel like networks really don’t want to try at all. They all want to rely on one gimmick. Even if it was based on a book, they could’ve changed some stuff around, but no, the dome was enough for them. Just as: the lights went off, we fell asleep for a few minutes or whatever the hell happened in The Event.July 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm #283727
The only thing that saved me from dozing off in the middle of Manhunt is
anytime a character blamed the dome for someone going crazy I heard
Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain” go through my mind. That, and when the two teens started seizing at the same time I couldn’t help but call out “Seizure Twin Powers Activate”July 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm #283728
The Event had a great plot with Laura Innes and bill Smitrovich when her character was tying to get his vp character to poison and get rid of the president so that peace deal could be signed! It was such a good plot and they acted it so well! Their acting in that plot made the show better! So far UTD has had three episodes end with a cop dying so ill wait until An ending doesn’t include a cop death!July 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm #283729
Any episode 4 viewers? Most bailed after episode 2 or 3 on non Under The Dome specific boards /discussions.July 29, 2013 at 9:00 am #283730
Of course you did this CBS…Rosie Larsen says hi…
It was supposed to be a limited series during the summer and this crappy show would be over in a few weeks. The only interesting part of the show: what the fuck is that dome and when will it disappear, it’s not interesting anymore since it clearly won’t happen yet.
It certainly did look like it would end since a lot of stupid things got resolved or close to resolved pretty quickly, now they will stretch this out when it really doesn’t need to be.
I wanted this summer I have nothing else new to watch guilty pleasure to be over and my only motivation was seeing the dome being lifted or a lot of characters dying in the end like they deserve to for being so dumb.July 29, 2013 at 9:13 am #283731
I was wondering what could have made the thread for this show pop up! They could explain what the dome is in the finale, there could be a temporary whole in the dome where someone escapes or enters, they could have the dome start shrinking or expand? They can play around but do people want the dome gone or explained?July 29, 2013 at 9:26 am #283732
Isn’t that the whole point? Why else would you watch this awful show if it’s not figure out what the dome is and have it gone, explode, kill everybody outside save everybody inside, the other way around or whatever. It’s not like it’s Lost where the show, writing, directing, cast, etc, are so good that you don’t care if you don’t find everything out at once.
I think a lot of people decided to give it a shot and stick with it out of curiosity AND because they knew it would end in a few weeks, not go on forever….Well not forever, a lot of people will never find out that it’s been renewed, they will be pissed with the finale and next year they might not come back. Like I said, Rosie Larsen says hi.
And people going out? I suppose that’s an option….for more stupidity. It will be hilarious seeing them going in and out.July 29, 2013 at 10:30 am #283733
The Killing made a promise in it’s ads that the first season finale would include total solving of the murder but that has not been the case with UTD. It hasn’t been watch and you will see the dome gone by the end. No “who put the dome here?l” or “how the dome ended!” The show being so bad may make people wish they answered all the questions by the end of this first season but with the killing it was a promise even when they thought the show was good.July 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm #283734
The Killing mention was a joke. And apparently so was the “limited series” announcement. That’s what made me, and I’m sure others, think it would be resolved, and obviously, the show wouldn’t end forever by the end of the summer and not have the dome explained/gone.
I haven’t read the book and I won’t, I don’t know if it actually ends and the dome is “resolved”, I believe it is. And when they tell you, promise you, announce to you that the show will be one of the limited series everybody was so proud to announce as such last year and this year, you have to asume that it will be done and resolved by the end of the season….the only season.
It has nothing to do with the show being bad or not. If it were good, I would also be expecting/wanting it to end quickly so everything can be resolved. Let’s say a “good” or at least better show like Desperate Housewives, those of us who loved it, enjoyed it, liked it o tolerated it, still wanted everything resolved by the end of each season and it did.
I have this feeling of “thread hijacking”, but since we’re the only ones here, who cares right?