It always seems to happen that the books are beyond amazing but the movies/shows are not as great. Having read the book, the differences in the series are pretty big. I admire what King is trying to do but agree some of the actors/actresses are huge turn-offs and don't fit the part.
I watched the first episode and wasn't very impressed, and not just because it is completely different from the book. Then during the second episode I lost power at my house halfway through it so I didn't get to see the whole episode. and I realized that I didn't care if I saw the rest of the episode or not, so I haven't bothered watching it anymore. It's just a bad TV show, IMO.
I have read the UTD book and enjoyed it very much. I have a hard time thinking of any TV series or movie that is as good as the original book, but I think the UTD series is above average...better than IT series, but not as good as The Shawshank Redemption.
Too strong of a word.
I LOVE the book. And I know the series was supposed to be a lot different than the book.
Well, sorry for saying it, but I just don`t enjoy it that much.
The pilot was OK...but I find my interest fading already, sad to say, it`s just getting...well, boring.
JMO, don`t crucify me now.
I have not read the book yet, and I am sorry to say I do not enjoy the series... I though the first episode was good enough, I liked the second one even better... But the third episode was a bit boring for me. I won't give up on the movie and I will continue watching it, anyway, but luckily I still have desire to read the book, that's a very important thing.
Seriously, am I the only one who actually likes this series? I haven't read the book yet, but give it a break people, it is a series.
I haven't read the book either. Hell, I didn't even know there was a book until I read on some tv-site that it's based on one.
Anyway, the scifi premise of a forcefield trapping a small town sounded interesting, so I started watching the series.
So far, I have yet to find the difference between it, and a Reality TV-Show with participants kept in the dark about being participants.
I am tempted to call it a twisted dark-ish scifi-version of the Truman Show, with a lot more "Truman's", and none of the humor.
Also, I wonder how they intercepted that military chatter about the dome - isn't all military transmission encrypted?
Anyways, it was sometime during the 2nd ep when I figured that Dodee had to have something to do with the dome, either being involved with an evil version of Nikola Tesla, or herself being the mastermind behind the dome.
Then I read the wikipedia page about the novel, and to say that I was disappointed about the ending would be the understatement of a decade or two.
I am definitely not going to watch this series, if the ending could turn out to be so mind-numbingly lame.
So, unless Stephen King himself or someone who knows, confirms that the ending has changed, I will consider this a dead-end series.
Currently, I am almost exclusively watching it to see "Junior" get either locked up or perhaps even 'accidentally' killed for locking up Angie and terrorizing her.
Once he gets what's coming to him, I am done with the series - unless it takes more than the next few eps, in which case I am going to lose interest anyway.
After the 4th ep, it looks like it won't be long.