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A sci-fi drama based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

In the near future, the residents of Chester's Mill find themselves cut off from the rest of the world when a mysterious, impenetrable barrier surrounds their town. While panic fills the streets, a small group of people attempt to maintain order and uncover the truth behind the phenomenon - including how to escape from it.

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Ralph J.
Posted 08/29/14 at 06:50:29

I find Under the Dome to be very entertaining. TV has gotten so bad, I watch DVD's of classic shows. But, UTD stands as a great show. I watch it weekly. I never miss an episode, and for me that is saying something because with the exception of a few shows, I don't watch regular TV anymore. Under the Dome consistently delivers quality shows. Are the stories a little different than S.King would have done? The answer is a wholehearted yes. But, that does not take away from the premiss or the story. Every adaptation has its differences. As a huge fan of S. King, I say, I am happy and proud to watch this show weekly. Please renew it for a third season.
ThatSQLGuy
Posted 08/26/14 at 08:09:44

And for those comparing the TV Show to the book, here is what Stephen King has commented on regarding the show:
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On June 27, 2013, Stephen King acknowledged that "the TV version of Under the Dome varies considerably from the book version", and called the series "very good" while commenting on some of those differences:[2]
[If] you look closely, you'll see that most of my characters are still there, although some have been combined and others have changed jobs. That's also true of the big stuff, like the supermarket riot, the reason for all that propane storage, and the book's thematic concerns with diminishing resources. Many of the changes wrought by Brian K. Vaughan and his team of writers have been of necessity, and I approved of them wholeheartedly. Some have been occasioned by their plan to keep the Dome in place over Chester's Mill for months instead of little more than a week, as is the case in the book. Other story modifications are slotting into place because the writers have completely re-imagined the source of the Dome.
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Reprint from the show's wiki site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Dome_(TV_series)
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ThatSQLGuy
Posted 08/26/14 at 08:05:08

FYI -
For Season 1 : Vaughan was hired to adapt the novel as a series
For Season 2 : The first episode was actually written by Stephen King.
So before you start bashing the second season, read up on your facts.
I personally enjoy the show, and like the slow progress. I cannot count how many times networks have cancelled a show long before characters could be developed and make a show into a long running series.
Jason
Posted 08/24/14 at 19:20:48

You people just do not get it. If you were to forget about the book and let the series stand on it's own, you would realize that it is entertaining. I am watching live every week, even when I can DVR it. I never watch anything live anymore, but I will watch this live. And yes, I loved the book, I even read it when it first came out. But you have to realize that if they did the book word for word and scene by scene, then all you are getting is the same thing. Let it play out. How can anyone seriously think this show is boring??? The characters have evolved over their experience in the dome and they had to have it go outside the dome at one point or the show would be over. Of course they have to have freaky storms and all that. I mean, is this supposed to be a true story??? Just enjoy it for what it is and stop comparing it to the book.
Pat
Posted 08/23/14 at 16:25:07

I read this book long before I found out it was to be a series. So, I re-read it as I had really forgotten a lot. Frankly, the book and the show do not seem alike hardly at all. The book was much better. I also timed the commercials with the amount of actual story line last time I watched, There were more commercial minutes that story. I forgot to watch the last episode. Probably won't bother watching more........just to many commercials and they don't really follow the story line, dissappointing.
cheryl
Posted 08/11/14 at 22:59:39

Stephen King is a great writer ...and the first season of this show was interesting ...but now it is just boring.
Declan
Posted 08/10/14 at 00:51:25

Oh my god...the characters are really terrible. I like the show but the characters are like wooden statues. Juliet loves Barbie then hates him then loves him...please kill her off. Won't survive as. Series. Pity because it had potential
Tl/2006
Posted 08/06/14 at 07:30:46

So correct! The first season was great. This season sucks. Don't know who came up with these new characters, and whose decision it was to eliminate some of the old ones
Jerry
Posted 08/05/14 at 04:35:33

I love Stephen King's writing. I love most of the movies/TV shows based on his novels. Never heard of or read 'Under the Dome' until I saw the commercials. Got very excited. Have watched every episode, just finished season 2 episode 6. I like to give a show time to develop and let the actors get in their groove, especially when its something new and exciting sounding. I've given this show 19 episodes of my time and I'm calling it quits. The acting of some major characters is still wooden or non-existent. The way everyone is just so excepting of the really bizarre, unnatural and paranormal happenings is hard to take anymore. E.G. Dead girl back in town, the plague, the MOAB, the murders/attempted murders, the freaky storms, etc...
Also the time frames on things. Everyone can seemingly get anywhere in a few minutes. In S2 E6 Big Jim and some townies get the materials for and assemble a windmill to disperse water over the ground to get the dust to settle in what seemed to be just minutes. Not only does this ONE windmill work (on the ENTIRE area under the dome) but it stopped the dust storm almost instantly. THAT is one magical windmill! IDK, maybe it was the will of the dome that made it happen that way. Also can't stand how everyone wants to keep all these weird things they discovered to themselves instead of bringing everyone in on it to find a solution. Instead its stuff like, "Okay, we're trapped under this dome thats going to kill us at some point and we found this weird egg thing in a mini dome that obviously has something to do with it, but lets not tell anyone, lets experiment with it ourselves even after it almost kills us with seizures." Thats just one of many examples. Truly sorry to those who still love the show, like I said, I've given it 19 episodes to pull me in, but its failed. This really sucks because the premise is great. I'll go get the book at least.
Mike rushton
Posted 07/29/14 at 23:48:39

Fukin sik series it's ace can't get enough of it
 
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Cast

Mike Vogel (Dale)
Rachelle Lefevre (Julia)
Colin Ford (Joe)
Natalie Martinez (Linda)
Dean Norris (James)
Alexander Koch (Junior)
Britt Robertson (Angie)
Aisha Hinds (Carolyn)
Nicholas Strong (Phil)
Jolene Purdy (Dodee)