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OK...OK...I think the only reason these summer shows are half-way popular is because there is nothing else much new that's on during the Summer months (THAT ain't news). And like most Stephen King TV adaptations this one is filled with uni-dimensional caricatures and an "intriguing premise" that is very difficult to stretch out over multiple seasons of TV, but try they will. Gilligan tried to get off that damn island for three (successful) seasons before he finally made it 10 years later in a TV movie.

Anyway, I was a bit disappointed that this was renewed for a 2nd season last year because that meant they'd be dragging out the story. I would have much preferred this to be a "mini-series" with most of the big questions answered at the end of the run and be done. But alas, success breeds an expanded story (for the record, I've never read the book/short story/novella/whatever by King that this is based on).

So season 2 kicked off with a couple of new characters brought in to supplement the executions of 2 major characters last night. Those deaths were pretty shocking. Also, a nice cameo by King himself in one of the diner scenes getting a cup of coffee from Angie.


Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:07 pm
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[Reveal] Spoiler:
I wasn't surprised by Linda's death but was surprised and disappointed by Angie's. :(


Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:01 pm
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Me too. I found an interview with King yesterday from last year where he was addressing fan concerns about the differences between the book and the show and he mentioned that by midway through the events in season 1, that character you mentioned had already bit it....I guess the TV writers had a different plan. Maybe they re-thought that character over the break between seasons and thought the killings would help them to amp up the 2nd season. I mean....there were deaths in season 1, but I don't think many fans were too broken up over the loss of Dodee.


Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:42 am
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Think it's about time this show to call it a day. The premise has been stretched but there's only so much wheel spinning and mini-crises that can be portrayed without this thing becoming a parody of itself. Give it a final resolution and be done with it already.


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This stopped being a quality show before season 1 ended. That being said, I must say, I gave up on the show a while ago but since I was actually home for a change on a Monday night, I decided to watch the show, give it another try since I do like the cast a lot. And I gotta say, silly as it may be, I think the show kind of won be back. The whole thing with the dome getting so cold, it intrigued me. And now with the dome starting to shrink, I like it. This is real life and death conflict that they have to deal with now that they have to figure or die and that to me is much more compelling to me than Big Jim being told he has to make a sacrifice or everyone in town is going to die. That was just stupid to me.

BTW, because I stopped watching, I never did find out who killed Angie. Was it Junior?


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ilovemovies wrote:
This stopped being a quality show before season 1 ended. That being said, I must say, I gave up on the show a while ago but since I was actually home for a change on a Monday night, I decided to watch the show, give it another try since I do like the cast a lot. And I gotta say, silly as it may be, I think the show kind of won be back. The whole thing with the dome getting so cold, it intrigued me. And now with the dome starting to shrink, I like it. This is real life and death conflict that they have to deal with now that they have to figure or die and that to me is much more compelling to me than Big Jim being told he has to make a sacrifice or everyone in town is going to die. That was just stupid to me.

BTW, because I stopped watching, I never did find out who killed Angie. Was it Junior?


Uh-oh...soap opera time....
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No...it was Sam, Jr's Uncle. He had seen Jr's mom's paintings and thought that if he killed the "4 hands" the dome would come down. She was the first one he got to but then he started having 2nd thoughts when he found out Jr. was one of "the hands."


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Well...that was quite the finale. Don't know that I've seen that many people bludgeoned or threatened with a hammer on network television since the blooper reel of This Old House. Now THAT'S what I expect from a Stephen King property.

If you are cute girl on this show your future looks pretty dicey. Which explains why Nouri has lasted this long....


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