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  1. LKRFN

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    Trailer just dropped today. Book was awesome, hopefully this does it justice. Happy that it looks to be a mini series rather than something continuous. Like knowing that we would have an ending.
     
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  2. laxjoe

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    :watch thread:
     
  3. OHW

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    LKRFN88jp, without giving too much away, does it get into time travel paradoxes or anything like that or is it more of a straight up thriller with a bit of time travel?
     
  4. laxjoe

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    yes
     
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    I think you'd like the book a lot, would definitely recommend. But laxjoe was right, paradoxes come into play.
     
  6. Truman

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    FWIW Under the Dome was supposed to be a single mini series then got extended. Proably a lot less likely on Hulu though
     
  7. laxjoe

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    How did under the dome stretch it out to multiple seasons? Did they go Leftovers route where they used source material in season 1 and then new stuff going forward? Or did they just stretch the book past one season?

    This can show can be really good if they do it right. Although it seems like Stephen King adaptations for TV don't really work. Am I wrong there?
     
  8. Truman

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    I didt even make through season 1. They changed the source material fairly quckly, so Im not sure how they continued it. It was pretty bad from the jump.
     
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    fuck this movie for fucking up traffic so much

    I'll still watch it though
     
  10. laxjoe

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    Yeah I watched like 4 episodes, maybe. It was awful
     
  11. laxjoe

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    8 episode limited event
     
  12. afb

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    Bankz didn't you stick with under the dome? or was it StinkusP1nkus ?

    or maybe i'm getting all of yous guys confused
     
  13. $P1

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    I watched it all the way through. Words can't describe it.
     
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    I too watched the whole thing on Amazon the last few months and man was everything after season one, especially season three a giant pile of shit.
     
  15. LKRFN

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    Premieres a week from today.
     
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  16. Truman

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    Excited for it. Bummed it's week to week and not a full season release like on Netflix
     
  17. Codename Duchess

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    Not sure if I'm going to watch this each week or wait and binge at the end of the season.
     
  18. Truman

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    No way I have that kind of will power
     
  19. LKRFN

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    Hoping that a lot of people will watch because of this. I think the show could have some good conversation surrounding it.
     
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    Just watched. I enjoyed the first episode for sure. It's been over 4 years since I read the book, so the details aren't fresh, which I like. Will allow me to just enjoy the show as a show, for the most part.
     
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  22. Codename Duchess

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    Good first episode but I don't like Franco in the lead role for some reason.
     
  23. Truman

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    Just read the book recently so evertying is fresh. Liked the first episode. Changed a few minor things, but liked it.

    Franco isnt who I pictured when I thought of the character, but I thought he was was ok. The part when he pretended to be a Kennedy super fan was very Franco-y, but other than that - all good.
     
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    I enjoyed it. I'm another who read it but it's been four years since so I don't remember everything. I thought the first 20 minutes were very choppy for some reason. But it picked up and by end I was really enjoying it. Great cliffhanger into next week's episode.
     
  25. Dump

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    I also like this show so far

    especially when they are in Dallas
     
  26. laxjoe

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    Thought this was a solid week. Lots of tension throughout, especially on Shitty AMC Show floor.

    I personally think Franco is doing a good job here. Like others, I didn't think of Franco when reading the book, but so far, so good imo.
     
  27. laxjoe

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    Every time :-)
     
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    Hate to be 'that guy' because I have read the book, but, while I enjoyed the first episode and understood the shortcuts they needed to take in regards to the story, I thought this episode really went off the rails. I felt the showrunners felt they hit a home run in casting Josh Duhamel as Dunning, and forced themselves to provide more to his character than necessary.

    I will still continue to watch.
     
  29. Truman

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    You need to come to grips that theyre going to be doing that stuff a lot. Saw that it hits the big benchmarks in the book but gets there in different ways. Im just enjoying the ride for what it is.

    Also - I thought what they did to Dunning was fine and they needed to add to it to fill an hour. THought they did a good job
     
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  30. afb

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    I disagree. It's a one time miniseries, there's no need to fluff. If it were season 4 or something I could understand that.

    Granted I haven't read the book so I don't know the story going into it, but that episode seemed completely out of left field and added nothing to the narrative other than some guy knows he is from the future.
     
  31. laxjoe

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    well this is a complicated answer because i'm on team 1) don't compare tv show to book while at the same time 2) saying this episode should tie back fully into the whole story down the line, based on what i know from the book. if the only thing this episode gives us at the end of the show was the ending, then yeah, it was a wasted episode and opportunity and i'll be the first to say that.

    but i think truman's point is that we know going in that this is going to stray from the book. it's going to add things and take things away (like i posted above, it apparently completely ignores what was probably my favorite parts of the book), but we know that going in. if you didn't like the episode as an episode of tv, that's completely fine. but let's not turn this thread into a "oh my god, i can't believe they added/removed this part. thats not what happened in the book" thread. to me, there's nothing worse about tv threads on this board. it's what ruined the game of thrones board for me early on.
     
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  32. afb

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    That's why I said I haven't read the book. I'm coming from a strictly episode of tv talking point.

    I knew it was gonna be a meh episode when they said he had to spend 3 nights until Halloween. The only possible takeaways of this ep are 1) how killing the dad alters the future of the family and 2) someone knows he is from the future. I don't see how that needed 55mins devoted to it.
     
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    amberson needs to tighten up this time travel game, leaving loose documents from the future out all willy nilly
     
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  34. Truman

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    Well, he's got 3 years to kill before JFK stuff goes down. In the mean time, he wanted to make the life of the janitor better. Well see if that ties in more later, but I think they could have shown more of a connection between Jake and the janitor to show how much he cares about the dude.
     
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  35. afb

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    I think that's my other issue. I wish they could have narrowed it down because I feel like there's gonna be a lot of lulls to pass 3 years. But since it's the second ep I'm willing to let it play out.
     
  36. LKRFN

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    Not to continue to go book nerd, but in that he actually arrives in 58. So he has five years until the date. And in the book, I liked the stuff not related to JFK more than the stuff that related to JFK, which is weird because the premise of trying to stop his assassination is awesome.

    I thought last night had a few issues but I enjoyed it for the most part. I think Franco is doing an awesome job so far.
     
  37. Big Ern McCracken

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    I haven't read the book, but love JFK stuff. I like the show and it keeps me entertained :idk:
     
  38. CF3234

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    Started last night. Enjoyed ep 1 a lot.
     
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    Another good episode.
     
  40. Truman

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    Oh, sugar.
     
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    This week's ep was great.
     
  42. CF3234

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    really enjoy this show
     
  43. laxjoe

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    How many of you have read the book?
     
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  47. Fran Tarkenton

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    caught up on this last night

    really enjoying it thus far
     
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  48. Dump

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  49. afb

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    this show got really good after those first couple of eps
     
  50. Fran Tarkenton

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    yes. I am enjoying it. Some of the love story components are dry but I like the storyline.