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Under the Dome

Under the Dome

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.

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1x01 Pilot
aired Jun 25, 2013


meerareed (Aug 24, 2013)

I'm hearing from some that it's terrible, some that it's watchable..

RareMinds (Aug 12, 2013)

Loved that scene when the cow got sliced in half.
I wonder why nobody has thought to dig under it yet.

The Stars Are Falling? thats what 2 people said after dropping to the floor, maybe The Dome is there protection

izon90 (Aug 08, 2013)

Barbie, is that a girl's name?

StevieG (Aug 05, 2013)

I unfollowed. Simply not good enough certainly if you know the plot allready and read the book. I do wonder how they will pull out a second season. The book goes fast timewise...

Beu (Jul 30, 2013)

For me it's a compliment @oranges, because I used to love Jericho, and I really liked this first episode of Under the Dome.

oranges (Jul 30, 2013)

@Beu Leave Jericho alone!

Beu (Jul 29, 2013)

It reminds me of Jericho.

Beu (Jul 29, 2013)

It reminds me of Jericho.

TomF (Jul 29, 2013)

@az25 Can't believe it, how can this crap get such high ratings.. Sad.

az25 (Jul 29, 2013)

for some bizarre reason, people love the shit out of this show. renewed for second season:

aniforprez (Jul 18, 2013)

@emonquente yeah, yay books indeed. even in something as good as game of thrones, the series doesn't hold a candle to just how spectacular the books are.

Baltimore (Jul 18, 2013)

@emonquente Agreed! Yay Books!

emonquente (Jul 18, 2013)

@aniforprez I don't really get how, after this last episode I had to ditcht he show. Just go buy the bloody book, read it in a weekend and be done with it. So much easier than dealing with waiting months or even years (I doubt it runs more than one season, regardless whether or not they actually finish it in that time).

Hnn, is it a mini-series? Or a full-blown series anyway? You know what, don't care.

Seriously, I read the book in a day -- got to blow through the boring crap and get all teh goodies for instant gratification without a single moment of shoddy pacing, awkward camera angles, or rubbish acting. Yay books.

aniforprez (Jul 16, 2013)

@emonquente great. now i'm at odds as to whether to continue watching or not. thanks for the heads up though

emonquente (Jul 16, 2013)

@aniforprez It kinda is really. . .sorta. . .won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read the book.

Then again, I oonly ever saw the first and last episodes of lost, because I HATED the first, but someone convinced me to watch the last for a lark---it actually was kinda funny.

emonquente (Jul 16, 2013)

@davideAwesome Easy. Dialogue.

Steven King uses, god, WAY too much dialogue to translate to television. He spends too much time using bad explanatory dialogue, but frankly, I always found the internal monologues made up for it -- and there's another problem, there -is no- POV character in a television show, and thus every character comes off as flat, because King's writing uses thought to characterize people more than anything else.

Pacing is another issue, and suspension of disbelief being very different is another. Then again, dialogue. Dialogue, Dialogue. You can't actually say a lot of his stuff out loud -- he's no tolkein. But then, he is FAR more prolific. King -could- be a great writer, I think anyway, but he's too impatient for that.

As for this show. . . dear god, they picked the -wrong- crap to focus on. The stuff this show is making the key points? I don't even remember them from the book. And that's not I don't think they were even in it, but I think they were, just that they weren't interesting or important really.

I read King for character drama - the plot is almost always crap and more or less incidental -- which is my biggest problem with the Dark Tower series actually, he tried to do plot, and I don't think he's all that good at it. (not that I don't like the Dark Tower series mind)

I rather liked the book Under the Dome -- but I can also read quite fast, history and english major -- had to learn how to do that ha ha. I know I burned through about half that book without giving a damn about it, and these two (three?) years later all I really retained was the sciency kiddo and Barbie.

*mumbles* Nah, I think I'm done with this show. The first looked like they had sorted it out, but they went from an okay pilot to really far downhill really fast.

davideAwesome (Jul 15, 2013)

I'd really like to know how come King's books are so hard to translate in movies/TV shows... That's why I'm not sold on a Dark Tower adaptation, it could so much easily be screwed up, with this Under the Dome abomination being just the last example.

kakature (Jul 13, 2013)

@furbul Yeah but before Showtime, there were rumours HBO would pick it up.

furbul (Jul 12, 2013)

@kakature Actually it was Showtime, but I feel the same.

TomF (Jul 11, 2013)

I've never stopped following a show before, but this is just too awful to watch. Goodbye!

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  • Status Final season
  • Premiered Jun 24, 2013
  • Genre Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Science-Fiction
  • Country United States
  • Network CBS
  • Runtime 60 minutes
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