June 20, 2013

It's an "OMIGOSH, I'm SO excited!" and it's a "What the HELL were you thinking, CBS?" moment all at the same time

On Monday, June 24th, the premier of Under the Dome is due to air on CBS.

And I am over the moon, excited about it.  As you may remember, I actually reviewed this book way back when - and after re-reading the review, I realize although I told you to go buy the book and read it, I wasn't very specific.  Even so, I stand by that review - it was an excellent book (although the ending, if I recall correctly, left me unsatisfied).

In preparation for the premier, I have begun re-reading the book.  In hindsight, I should have started earlier.  It's a REALLY big book.  But I think by the time Monday rolls around I will have at least got my bearings on all the characters.

In my mind, Stephen King really shines in his larger novels - but me, being me, I practically need to take notes just to keep up with all the characters.

Now here is the "what the hell?" part.  Can someone please explain to me WHY this premiere is starting at 10:00 pm on a MONDAY night?  Yes, I realize it's Stephen King, but still.  Don't the executives over at CBS realize that most people have to get up really, really early on "school" days?  I'm guessing they don't.

So here are my options:

1) Somehow, figure out a way to record the show AND manage to avoid those people "who have the uncanny ability to stay up until the wee hours of the night and still get to work the next day AND be productive" who have already watched the show

2) Stay up late to watch the show and come to work the next with the knowledge that I will be extremely cranky and unproductive

3) Take a random Tuesday off and call it done.

I'm leaning toward option three - unless the "suits" over at CBS read this, takes pity on a fan and re-schedules the premier to a Saturday in place of my 48 Hours (that I cannot get enough of, by the way).  Which I would be TOTALLY fine with - really.


  1. I record nearly everything I watch, so I can watch it when I choose. Being able to skip the commercials is a definite plus! If you have DVR, RECORD IT!

  2. Taking Tuesday off sounds like a great idea to me. I've been looking forward to seeing this for weeks. Can't wait!

  3. I must remember to set the DVR! Truly looking forward to this one :)

  4. I'm DVRing it. The show looks like it'll be really good.

  5. I had no idea. I just asked Hailey to DVR it, I don't even know what that means, but I think it means I get to watch it at a decent hour.

  6. I didn't know this was a series. Are you planning to take every Tuesday off?