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Default  Posted: 1:16 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Who's watching?

I can't wait until it starts! It was an awesome book. Barbie is my favorite character, I hope the actor portrays him right.

I may need to have the book with me so I can compare the two


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Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Watching/DVRing/and "taping" it to DVD!

Cannot.Wait.


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Default  Posted: 2:20 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Me too!! I'm very excited!!


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Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, June 17th (Monday)

after what they did to Bag of Bones, I just can not handle adaptations of King novels. I watched about 20 minutes of bag of bones, and there was so much wrong between the movie and book i turned it off and never finished it.

I had bigger hopes for this one since he's actually very involved, but they already show one major issue that I am just not understanding in the previews. They can't speak through the dome in the previews, but there are major parts in the book that have the characters talking through the dome.


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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, June 17th (Monday)

I can't wait! I may DVR it, too.

Undefinabl3, I've noticed that too. I also didn't see the guy in hat on the other side of the dome (was it a trucker cap? I can't remember) that Barbie was talking to. The other part I don't remember being in the book is the female cop having a firefighter boyfriend on the other side of the dome. But that book is sooooo thick I may not be remember a detail that small.


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Default  Posted: 6:11 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Ooooh, thanks for the heads up! I just loaned the book to my dad, so I'm going to get him to watch too!

Can't wait to see what they do with the ending.


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Default  Posted: 6:22 PM, June 17th (Monday)

You're welcome! That will be interesting. I thought it was supposed to be a mini series, but the articles I've read only mention series, so I don't know how long it'll run.


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Default  Posted: 6:34 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Haven't read the book, but the previews look interesting. I'll give it a go.


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Default  Posted: 6:44 PM, June 17th (Monday)

Read the book - twice - and plan on watching it. Since it's for TV, I expect it to stay pretty faithful to the book. It's the theatrical movie adaptations that tend to really go off the rails (think The Lawnmower Man). I'm kinda wondering about "Big Jim" Rennie myself. He was a real SOB. The kind of character you just *know* is gonna have a bad ending.


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Default  Posted: 7:20 PM, June 17th (Monday)

I haven't read the book, but I am very much looking forward to the show!


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Default  Posted: 7:52 PM, June 17th (Monday)

It was such a good book. I had to force myself to put down so I could go to sleep

Junior should be interesting to see as well. That dude was messed up.


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Default  Posted: 9:22 AM, June 18th (Tuesday)

Since it's for TV, I expect it to stay pretty faithful to the book.

You would think so, but Bag of Bones was like a 4 part TV series and omg...it just really didnt even...it was just so off the book.

I will give it kudo's for being a good show - but only if you had never read the book.

The biggest issue that I had with the Bag of Bones book was that they tried to explain why Kyra's dad was not in the picture and while i must say that they did really great job of making him out to be a killer (with Mattie having to kill her own husband to save her child) it put a spin on Mattie and the story that in the book is just not there. It turned Mattie in to a much older and wiser person and that veered very far from the book.

There were many many other changes and differences. Anyway.

i will check it out, see how well they go along, but I am seriously not holding my breath that they will keep it close to the book, more like a TV show loosely based on the book.


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Default  Posted: 4:03 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

The reason I think it should be pretty close to the book is because TV producers (as opposed to movie producers) know the best way to do Stephen King is to follow what he wrote as closely as possible. Think The Stand and The Langoliers. Yes, there were slight deviations but all in all, they were pretty close. Now, take Maximum Overdrive, The Lawnmower Man (which had *nothing* to do with the story) and other movies based on his work and Hollywood seems to think they can write Stephen King better than Stephen King.


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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, June 18th (Tuesday)

I don't have t.v. (I have televisions just nothing but DVDs).

I have my BIL DVRing this for me. I don't know if I'll ever get to see it.

Do you know, are they showing it online at all?


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Default  Posted: 7:39 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Jennifer, I caught a part of a commercial for it and it mentioned being online the next day. I'm guessing maybe the CBS website.


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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Well, I was excited about watching this.

Why do I get the feeling Stephen King and CBS got together and said, "Book? We don't need no stinkin' book."


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Default  Posted: 10:29 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Was it close to the book or did it go off tangent?

The cow scene was enough to turn me into a vegetarian, that was a bit too much.


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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, June 24th (Monday)

The first pages of the book was Barbie walking out of town when the dome dropped and a gopher was cut in half, not a cow.

Barbie worked at the Sweetbriar was a cook and at one point was beat up by Junior and his friends, so they did obviously know each other.

Duke's pacemaker exploded when he walked up to the Dome the first time. They could talk to each other through the Dome and Junior didn't lock up Angie in fallout shelter.

So far it's not lining up with the book. Needless to say I'm a little disappointed in it. If I didn't already read the book I would say, as far as action and trying to hook the viewers, it's good.


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Default  Posted: 11:06 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Dean R Koontz ia another author who's book to movies are slaughtered.

Not sure why they options best sellers only to rewrite to the point of obliterating the book.

The Stand I loved and it pretty much kept on point with the book.


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Default  Posted: 11:09 PM, June 24th (Monday)

I did not read the book. I very much enjoyed the first episode. I'll keep watching.


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Default  Posted: 11:15 PM, June 24th (Monday)

Random, I don't understand that either.

Falling, I hope my previous post didn't ruin anything for you.


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Default  Posted: 11:21 PM, June 24th (Monday)

The only book that I read that they just about changed everything in it but I liked both book and movie was The Pelican Brief.

Watchers was horrible didn't even recognize it from the book.

Sphere was a good movie but liked the book better.


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Default  Posted: 6:57 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I didn't read the book but I really enjoyed last nights episode.

Besides I've had a crush on Jeff Fahey for years


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Default  Posted: 7:03 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

The first pages of the book was Barbie walking out of town when the dome dropped and a gopher was cut in half, not a cow.

Barbie worked at the Sweetbriar was a cook and at one point was beat up by Junior and his friends, so they did obviously know each other.

Duke's pacemaker exploded when he walked up to the Dome the first time. They could talk to each other through the Dome and Junior didn't lock up Angie in fallout shelter.

So far it's not lining up with the book. Needless to say I'm a little disappointed in it.

If I didn't already read the book I would say, as far as action and trying to hook the viewers, it's good.

The only reason that I am not ripping the TV 'movie' to shreds is because Stephen King is actually highly involved in the production and has Ok'd all the changes. In fact, I heard that he thought the cow scene was brillent and loved the idea instantly.

I am trying to tell myself that people who watch TV need different types of suspense and action to get sucked into the show, then book people need suspense and action to get sucked into a book.

I personally like Junior's character thought - creepy how well he's playing Junior at this point.


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Default  Posted: 8:20 AM, June 25th (Tuesday)

If I didn't already read the book I would say, as far as action and trying to hook the viewers, it's good.

That's why I said ^^this. It has a lot of action from the start, just like the book did, but it veers of course from the book that I spent my night saying "that didn't happen in the book."

I thought the book's opening was fabulous! Full of action and getting right into the thick of it. I just don't understand why it was changed so much.


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Default  Posted: 1:29 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

Jennifer99, it will be available on Amazon Prime streaming starting June 29th, I think.


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Default  Posted: 5:33 PM, June 25th (Tuesday)

I thought it was pretty good. Granted, they did make some changes, such as implying that Duke Perkins was a bit corrupt and Barbie as somewhat shady but over all not too bad.

My thought is that it may be like The Dead Zone, same characters, same setting and some plot points but essentially its own story. I thought The Dead Zone, I thought, was a good series despite it really having nothing in common with the book.


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Default  Posted: 11:07 AM, July 20th (Saturday)

There seems to be a lot of changes from the book. And I'm surprised they haven't delved into one of the very important aspects of the book (You know what I'm talking about if yo read the book) after 4 episodes. I know it's been hinted at, but I thought you find out much earlier in the book.

All in all, I'm enjoying the series. My BH, who hasn't read the book, likes it a lot.

PS. The cow footage gets me every time!


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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, July 20th (Saturday)

it veers of course from the book that I spent my night saying "that didn't happen in the book."

me too.

If I didn't already read the book I would say, as far as action and trying to hook the viewers, it's good

again.. agreed.

as a stand alone concept, it's perfect for tv. from the perspective of a constant reader, it falls short.

I'd imagine it would be hard to convey the book to script, even with King being involved with the process. imo, none of his works, other than Green Mile, Misery and Stand By Me, have cut the mustard on the big or small screen in comparison to the books.

I watched the first two episodes, then set the box thingy to record the series. will probably have an all day watch marathon when it's all said and done.


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Default  Posted: 7:50 PM, August 14th (Wednesday)

Haven't read the book and just skimmed this because I don't want spoilers, but this show has me freaked the fuck out. (Didnt even know there was a book until this thread )


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