Under the Dome: Which ‘Burning’ Questions Were Answered in Week 2? (Spoiler Alert)Which Lives Were Lost?

Well, I’m a little past page 700 right now, and less than a week has gone by (with all hell breaking loose including, riots, arson, murders, suicides, murder-suicides, and more). Since there’s 13 episodes, the “covering one day per episode” comment made by one of the producers in this previous article either means they’re going to be doing a lot of re-structuring, or going back on the 13-day thing. Re-structuring means there’ll be some major deviations from the Stephen King novel, so I’m curious how they’re going to do this.  If you are too, be sure to check out the piece under “Related Articles” below and the changes from the novel.

Now if you’ll excuse me here, I’m going back to reading…

TVLine

Under the Dome Recap Duke Dead House FireThis week on CBS’ Under the Dome, the residents of Chester’s Mill learned a bit more about their frightful fishbowl, and along the way bid a tragic adieu to two neighbors.

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ANSWERS WE GOT
* In flashback, we learned that Barbie was after Julia’s husband Peter to “pay up,” but was confronting him merely to give a scare. But when Peter pulled a(n empty) pistol, the men scuffled and Peter wound up on the fatal receiving end of a gunshot. Later, after Barbie retrieves his dog tags from the site of the fight, we (and Julia) learn his full name: Dale Barbara. Yeah… “Barbie” might actually be better.

* About the dome itself: By young (and smart!) Joe’s calculations, the barrier measures about 10 miles across, encasing Chester’s Mill and some of an adjacent lake. And while the…

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‘Under the Dome’ ratings big for summer

It’ll be interesting to see if there’s a drop in the ratings for the next episode of Under the Dome… with the numbers they’re pulling now, I doubt it’ll be a big one.

 

Did CBS’ Under the Dome Pull You In? Plus: Executive Producers Reveal What’s Next!

We liked it better than we thought we would. Ole Mrs. Horror Boom here (the hardcore Stephen King fan in the staff whose parents may or may not have made an error in judgement when they bought her a copy of Night Shift and then The Shining when she was barely in the sixth grade, but long-term, The Mrs. doesn’t have any regrets) just had it on at first when she was doing some online housekeeping. Then that hapless cow got bisected like an anatomy exhibit (and hey, someone made a .gif, click here to peep it), Dean Norris as “Big Jim” Rennie showed up, more hell started breaking loose, and it held serious interest for me. I even started to tackle my giant hardcover copy, which I’d only made it about 100 pages into because it didn’t grab me the way King’s books usually do…but that’s another story. By the time you read this, I’ll be on page 450, and the only thing that slowed me down was the latest issue of Fangoria showing in the mail Wednesday. For one thing, I HAD to know what those propane tanks were being misappropriated for. Here’s a hint (SPOILER ALERT): you know that other show Dean Norris is on? The one also involving certain VERY illegal activities? Yeah, that stuff, though I doubt it’ll be blue. He’s just on the other side this time, which is going to be hard to get used to for us obsessed Breaking Bad mega-fans. Anyway, TVline.com here has a brief outline of the core characters and set-up, then drops some hints about what else we can expect (and not expect).

 

English: Dean Norris.

 

Since this isn’t a mini-series–though we’ll have to get back to you on exactly how many shows this “batch of episodes” mentioned by exec producers constitutes–we’ll be getting back to you with more updates. If they really do want to have each episode amount to one day (which we’re not thrilled about, since I don’t even think it’s been a week so far and a TON of shit has gone down including BIG reveals, major deaths, and some things they’re really, really going to have to tone down or leave out entirely because they’re too graphic and brutal for CBS –and yeah, we’ve seen some *nasty* content on CSI) they have their work cut out for them either doing some very, very tight plotting and action, or cutting so much out it takes the quality of the show down notches. Here’s hoping they won’t fuck it up too bad, but so far, we’ll give it a B for the pilot, as we did in the poll contained in the article. Oh, and if you really want more spoilers from us (though you could also just ask someone you know who’s read the epic-length novel), comment or drop us a line and we’ll see what we can do…

 

 

 

TVLine

under-the-dome-300Under the Dome made its debut on Monday at 10/9c (CBS) — did it capture your attention?

Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, the summer drama takes place in Chester’s Mill, a sleepy rural town that is suddenly encompassed by a gigantic, transparent dome. There’s no explanation for the new enclosure, but it’s causing disaster left and right — including a plane crash that leaves no survivors.

Despite Chester’s Mill’s seemingly harmless atmosphere — after all, the town’s biggest concern is a newly constructed Denny’s stealing business from the local diner — we quickly learn that its inhabitants are hiding secrets of their own.

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Among the colorful characters are Dale “Barbie” Barbara (Bates Motel’s Mike Vogel), a mysterious former Army Captain who we learn is responsible for a murder, despite his trustworthy nature; Sheriff Perkins (Lost’s Jeff…

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Drafthouse Films to rerelease deranged 1979 sci-fi movie ‘The Visitor’

Oh, Alamo Drafthouse! Let’s be bestest friends! You can also find more details on the announcement here on the official Drafthouse Films blog.

All The Best Tweets About Last Night’s Game Of Thrones…

For some comic relief, browse through these. Mrs. Horror Boom actually wrote some of them down in case we run out of new, amusing ways to express rage and pain. Still wondering where GRRM is hiding out – I wouldn’t be brave enough to go out in public for a week or so, in fact I might even hire a bodyguard temporarily (and hope they weren’t into GOT/ASOIAF).

Musings of a Mild Mannered Man

The 100+ Best Tweets about last night's Game of Thrones

INTENSE SPOILERS FOR LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES. SERIOUSLY, QUIT READING RIGHT THIS INSTANT IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED IT.

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Game of Thrones: Red Wedding Reactions Compilation

Oh, man. If anyone had taped my reaction they probably would have ended up in the ER to get their phone/cam removed from a certain body cavity I’d shoved it several feet up into. The compilation is great, though. The featured image above is from little Maisie Williams (who plays Arya Stark… if they’d just gotten to the camp sooner…) who posted a hilarious “reaction video” on Vine. Click here if you’d like to see that.

 

Musings of a Mild Mannered Man

A little video that has tickled my fancy, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. #Musings …

By: Horrorcirdan
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE

Best reactions to the last scenes of GAME OF THRONES S03E09 (Spoiler Alert). Credit goes to all the YT Uploaders!! Thanks people for this great footage!

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Game of Thrones: See “Best and Bloodiest Kills” From Season One Here – (Video From IGN)

These are only from Season One… but very well put together and worth a watch (IGN never lets us down). See! Mr. Mother-of-Dragons rip out a man’s tongue with his bare hands.

Sidekick Reviews

If you are not already pumped up about Season 2 of HBO’s Game Of Thrones returning April 1st, check out the nastiest, bloodiest and most gruesome moments from the first season in the video below. Warning: The video contains major spoilers, so if you haven’t watched Season 1 yet … hurry up, what are you waiting for? 😉 When I first saw Viserys get his “crown of gold”, I had to cover my eyes and look away … it’s that gross.

Based on the best-selling book series called A Song of Ice and Fire from author George R.R. Martin, Game Of Thrones is a dark, gritty medieval television drama with fantasy elements about many families and people vying for control of the Iron Throne which rules the seven kingdoms in the fictional continent of Westeros.

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

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Game of Thrones – ‘The Rains of Castamere’: Initial Thoughts (SPOILERS, What A Shocker)

“That was truly, truly disturbing… For about 15 minutes, the show’s writers, actors and directors transformed HBO into a bloody, unsettling horror movie.” – Baltimore Sun  (we fucking agree)

 

The Cultural Labyrinth

***WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS OF GAME OF THRONES SEASON 3 EPISODE 9 ‘THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE’***

These are some initial thoughts and reactions to the events of the closing moments of ‘The Rains of Castamere’. A more detailed review of the episode as a whole will be posted later in the week.

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So, it happened. Regarded as the climatic centerpiece of the third novel in the series, A Storm of Swords, The Red Wedding has a reputation as perhaps the single most devastating moment of the saga so far. Purportedly, this was the scene which showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss used to sell the entire concept of the show to HBO.

The Red Wedding makes you question everything you thought you knew about how this series is structured. Game of Thrones as a unique ability to make you believe you know where things are heading before veering off…

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Queen in the North on “The Rains of Castamere” AKA Soundtrack of Pain and Suffering

A really great (and funny) piece/reaction by a fellow Fan Girl (who doesn’t have pneumonia and is thus way more coherent than Mrs. Horror Boom right now).

 

Coherent Fangirl Reviews

Queen in the North on “The Rains of Castamere” AKA Soundtrack of Pain and Suffering
Tammy Yeban

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS (for Game of Thrones 3.09) AND FEELINGS AHEAD. You have been warned.

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Game of Thrones: I am left speechless. [SPOILER ALERT!!]

If you want more links, here they are. Haven’t checked out the Rolling Stone piece yet, but heard great things about it.

 

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Game of Thrones just depicted one of the most disturbing death scenes in TV history…” ~ EW

“Aside from gasps of horror, shouted obscenities, and choked sobs, there aren’t really many words to describe tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones.” ~ Rolling Stone

“That was truly, truly disturbing… For about 15 minutes, the show’s writers, actors and directors transformed HBO into a bloody, unsettling horror movie.” ~ Baltimore Sun

“It was bloody Hell.” ~ NY Daily News

“The episode was a nightmare, and it played out like one, beginning with a sense of vague anxiety that turned real and inescapable.” ~ TIME Entertainment

“The most shocking scene on television in 2013 was a quick and brutal affair carried out with daggers, crossbows, and slithery, secondhand deceit.” ~ Grantland

“I can’t decide if I envy or pity those of you who didn’t know what was coming in this episode.”…

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