I liked it ok. There are some big changes, but it was enjoyable. Hubby (who hasn't read the book) liked it, and has made a good guess about what the dome is. But I didn't spoil it for him, told him I didn't know anyway, because the ending is supposed to be different.
Wow, I am surprised at some of the negative reactions, I really liked it! I thought it was great television. I wished they had made the premiere a 2-hour special, I wanted more!
I'm not going to worry about what's different from the book as long as it's entertaining television and can stand on its own. From what I've seen so far, it's looking pretty good!
I liked it. The only thing I did not care for was the change of Barbie's character, but will see where that story goes. It could be interesting. I do agree with a poster above, it would have been nice if it had been a 2 hour premiere. Reading the IMDb board, people are having negative reactions over the cow scene. I love animals, but I thought that scene was quite awesome! LOL!
I like the kid, Colin Ford, who plays Joe McClatchey. I find him to be a great young actor. He plays young Sam Winchester on the show Supernatural. I did not realize Colin was going to be in Under the Dome until last night, so it was a nice surprise. Scarecrow Joe is one of my favorite SK characters, glad to see Colin playing him.
I liked it. I didn't know that there would be so many differences between the book and the show (I haven't kept up with any of the news). I still enjoyed it and look forward to the next episode.
I enjoyed it, too. And I could dig the cow scene.
The premiere episode brought in some pretty big numbers for CBS!!
It's my only complaint, but then ya hafta understand, I'm sick in the head this way...see I always want to see the damn mother chukin' Woodchuck get it!
Oh gee whiz I really did wait in Carley Simon/Heinz ketchup like anticipation for it, I mean any good ol' fashioned full carcass cleavin' is fine, I guess, but the Woodchuck cleavin', it very well could be the only thing I'll wait in spell binding Woodchuck manglin' anticipation for, such a bother that.
The New York Times has an interesting article (pre-air debut) about the series and how it was tweaked to suit TV. Mr. King was quoted as saying that he's felt his works have lent themselves better to TV than film, with a few exceptions....http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/ar...elevision&_r=0
I enjoyed it. I even got my King-skeptical father to watch it with me.
Last edited by Lily Sawyer; June 25th, 2013 at 12:14 PM. Reason: a link to the article would be good here!