The cable channels are forcing the networks to be more competitive in the summer. That being said, I can't get interested in this.Adam Lenhardt said:I've been surprised by the reviews, I guess because I still associate summer programming with burning off the dreck that couldn't cut it during the regular television season. Either way, I'm kind of looking forward to it. While there are apparently major changes from the book, Stephen King's been more hands on than he was in most of the adaptations of his work.
I never read the book but I assume changes are necessary to make it a series that can run for multiple years.Adam Lenhardt said:While there are apparently major changes from the book...
I just finished the book last weekend and thought just the opposite. Every single change (and there are many) really grated with me. I'm rather amazed that Stephen King seems agreeable with all the changes.Lou Sytsma said:I've read the book and enjoyed it quite a bit. I knew Fahey was a guest role - still hated to see him go. The changes to the book so far have felt unobstrusive. Very interested to see how the series handles the only weak aspect of the book for me - the origin of the dome.
In the book, he actually loses it in even more spectacular fashion before he's even aware the dome has appeared.Interesting that it takes the "Life Unexpected" girl's boyfriend roughly five minutes to completely lose his shift after the dome goes down.
Absolutely huge numbers for a summer show. To put it into perspective: If this had aired during the regular season, it would have been the second highest premiere of any new show (after Revolution. Just a phenomenal performance.Lou Sytsma said:And the show score impressive viewing numbers:'CBS’ Under the Dome was clearly a hit with its Monday night premiere, drawing 13.1 million total people to troubled li’l Chester’s Mill, Home of Rachelle Lefevre’s Hair.In the coveted 18-49 demo, the Stephen Kingsian drama series scored a 3.2, likely placing second only to NBC’s coverage of the Stanley Cup finals (which per preliminary numbers is starting off with a sure-to-grow 3.2, plus 8.3 million total viewers).'