Can’t Watch This, Under & Between My Fingers

The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt for July 21 is The Daily Prompt, Can’t Watch This.

When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

Short answer, Under the Dome, the miniseries based on Stephen King’s book of the same name.

I covered my eyes for several sections, at the beginning, where the dome comes down and people or animals are caught in the unfortunate position of being not quite all the way in- or outside the dome. Perhaps that’s the punishment, in King’s world of Chester’s Mill, for being a little wishy-washy about ones stance on things. Are you in or are you out?! Too bad for those in the middle.

Regardless, it was grody. I don’t like gore even in a broadcast-safe show which is probably what Under the Dome is considered. I only recently started streaming it on Amazon. I peeked from between my fingers, but I really didn’t need to do that.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. april
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 15:35:38

    That’s a great question. Gross moment would have to go to Game of Thrones this season, but I wasn’t scared. Game of Thrones is usually up there though. I think it made me jump at one point this season, too. Under the Dome gets much tamer after the premiere. I gave up on it. Poor cow.


  2. alightningbug
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:45:27

    April, I agree, poor cow. I haven’t seen Game of Thrones — no HBO. But I’d like to see it. Any idea if Game of Thrones is streaming on anything? For free? I’m guessing it’s not very kid appropriate, right? I think I would have scored a lot higher on the 2010s portion of the Catch Phrase Decades games if I’d seen Game of Thrones.


  3. april
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 09:55:27

    Game of Thrones is barely April appropriate. It’s not very kid appropriate, all joking aside between the language, violence and sexual content. I don’t know if it’s streaming yet other than on HBO Go. It will eventually be on Amazon Prime though, but there’s a waiting period before it can premiere on that service.


  4. alightningbug
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 14:04:40

    I might try HBO Go. I would really like to see it sometime. It might be on Amazon Prime by the time I get to it though.


  5. Russel Ray Photos
    Aug 23, 2014 @ 04:55:33

    Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!


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