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Under the Dome 

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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too.

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Brian K. Vaughan
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Series cast summary:
Mike Vogel ...  Dale 'Barbie' Barbara 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Rachelle Lefevre ...  Julia Shumway 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Alexander Koch ...  James 'Junior' Rennie 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Colin Ford ...  Joe McAlister 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Mackenzie Lintz ...  Norrie Calvert-Hill 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Dean Norris ...  James 'Big Jim' Rennie 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Eddie Cahill ...  Sam Verdreaux 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Max Ehrich ...  Hunter May 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Nicholas Strong ...  Phil Bushey 17 episodes, 2013-2014
Aisha Hinds ...  Carolyn Hill 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Grace Victoria Cox ...  Melanie Cross 16 episodes, 2014-2015
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Under the Dome is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Written by ahmetkozan

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They are all trapped inside. See more »


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Dean Norris, Samantha Mathis, Brett Cullen, Beth Broderick and Jeff Fahey have all also appeared on Lost. See more »

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James 'Big Jim' Rennie: [Opening Narration, Season 3] Four weeks ago, an invisible dome crashed down on Chester's Mill, cutting us off from the rest of the world. The dome has tested our limits, forcing each of us to confront our own personal demons... rage... grief... fear. Now, in order to survive, we must battle our most dangerous adversary... the enemy within.
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As the Stomach Turns, the soap opera version
16 September 2013 | by jimlacy2003See all my reviews

If they made the show a mini-series I might be here writing a review giving it at least a 7 or an 8. Instead as I feared they decided to make the "Under the Dome" adaption into some contorted series. It is clearly the wrong treatment for such a good story.

The cast is great, the settings, special effects were fine. I could have easily given the first six episodes a 7 vote. But each episode was painfully drawn out further and further. Soon (around the 8th episode) it was all to evident they were going to stretch everything out ad nauseum.

It would have been better titled: "As the Stomach Turns", "Under the Dome: The soap opera version".

Now compare the episode rundown to the excellent "The Stand" 1994 adaption. The total large adaption of the epic book was only done in around 5 or 6 hour episode mini-series. Here 13 episodes and there is no conclusion, no end in sight, and it's not even close to the same depth of story.

This is what happens when corporate suits combine with art. They destroy it. In their dimwitted money driven tunnel vision they thought they would just exploit the heck out of the story and people would keep watching.

I'm sure the plan is/was to just keep milking it until people stop watching and the ratings drop too low. It's insulting that these suits think they are smarter then the viewers and have some sort of "eye for art" when clearly they do not.

Now since these suits don't actually respect their viewers, and don't bother to think beyond the dollar a minute mentality they completely miss the mark. If they actually just made the story a nice 5 or 6 episode mini-series they would have made good advertising revenue all the way through the end. Then there would have been DVD sales of it too. Finally they would have earned the respect of the viewers for the network (that will remain nameless). Instead they leave you in shame of it and much more weary of watching anything of theirs again.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who would like to take these conceded corporate network execs and shove them all under a their own mini- dome to rot.

Skip the aggravation and boredom, read the book instead.


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24 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Southport, North Carolina, USA See more »

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