Under the Dome (2013– )

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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.

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 Dale 'Barbie' Barbara (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Julia Shumway (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Junior Rennie (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Joe McAlister (27 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Phil Bushey (17 episodes, 2013-2014)
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 Rebecca Pine (13 episodes, 2014)
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 Carolyn Hill (13 episodes, 2013-2015)
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 Andrea Grinnell (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town in the United States, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other.

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The series is based on Stephen King's novel "Under the Dome". In his afterword, King says he first started the novel with 75 pages in 1976, then set it aside until 2007-2009. See more »

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Dale 'Barbie' Barbara: [Opening narration, season 2] Two weeks ago, an invisible dome crashed down on Chester's Mill, cutting us off from the rest of the world. Why the dome is here or what mysteries lie ahead, we still don't know. Every day it tests our limits, bringing out the best and the worst in us. Some say we'll be stuck here forever, but we will never stop fighting to find a way out.
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Dome is where the heart is
23 June 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I just attended the premiere screening. I've always wanted to say that because it makes me feel special. Aside from that, I don't have the most informed opinion since I haven't read the book Under the Dome, but I can tell you, based on the premiere and the audience's reaction, this rocks.

Don't miss the first 2 minutes, or any 2 minutes really, because it starts off with a jolt and doesn't let up through the entire pilot. Key plot elements are thrown at you right up front, and they are all significant. So do your popcorn runs and bathroom breaks before the show starts; this is a fast paced show.

The special effects are impressive, and there's some nice disturbing gore to give you a nightmare or two. A memorable effect involving an unfortunate cow happens in the first few minutes that might turn you vegetarian for a night at least. Note, in the Q & A after the premiere, the producers were quick to stress that no cows were harmed; everything (including the equally impressive milk truck scene) was done by their excellent digital effects team.

I leave you to figure out the plot. I'll just say it's a very classic Twilight Zone type story which is meant to entertain, frighten and stimulate your mind. Stephen King talked about how he wanted to create an allegory for the planet Earth itself, focusing on how humans behave when faced with the urgent reality of a desperate, isolated situation with limited resources and most importantly no clear direction, authority and answers. Do we spiral into anarchy ...or create order? Do we work together ...or tear each other apart? Here in the 21st century as our civilization comes to grips with the limitations of Earth, this series presents one of the most appropriate and thought-provoking metaphors in the last 10 years.

For the book purists out there, note that Stephen King (Executive Producer) appears to be an active part of this production. Yes, apparently there are some changes, but Stephen has given them his stamp of approval and seems to stand behind this adaptation 100%. And how can anyone not? From what I've seen, this is good solid entertainment that raises some powerful philosophical ideas.

Throw into the mix a few crumpling milk trucks, limbs falling from the sky, murder mysteries and psychotic dysfunctional romances, and you've got a show that will keep you wired from start to finish. Filmed in Wilmington, NC and surrounding areas, Under the Dome was wildly received by the locals at its premiere, which was introduced by the Mayor who gave Stephen King the key to the city and declared the upcoming Monday June 24 "Dome Day". I take that to mean no work or school, right? So take the day off and watch the network premiere of Under the Dome. Just be sure to bring all your cows indoors. Watch it and you'll see what I mean. Yecch...


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