Thursday, January 9, 2014

Under the Dome [TV Series]

Under the Dome [TV Series]

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

This intense release from the landmark sci-fi series Under the Dome includes all 13 episodes of the show, following the story of a small town suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by the appearance of a giant, transparent dome.
My thoughts:
I borrowed this from our local library thinking it was a miniseries and it would be once and done.  I wasn't looking to get hooked on another series, I just thought it would be Stephen King's book broken into a miniseries.  I won't give any spoilers, but it turns out there is going to be another season of the show, so the last episode leaves you hanging.
I used to read Stephen King's books, but I stopped years ago.  I had trouble with some of the elements and they tended to creep me out or give me nightmares, honest to goodness nightmares, so I stopped picking his books up.  He has a great imagination, but I felt he wasn't a good fit for me as a reader.  This series got a lot of hype last summer and I was interested in seeing it, but I tend to be not all that great about remembering to watch shows when they are on so it never happened.
This was enjoyable and suspenseful.  Some of the characters who seem like they would be the good guy or the bad guy on the outside are something else inside.  There is a lot of fear and distrust and it shows a town, trapped under a dome or a bubble who start to panic.  Nothing can get to them from outside and they can't get out.  They will eventually run out of food and medicine, their trained doctors for the most part were trapped on the outside, and riots break out.  People get hurt, people die, some townspeople rise above it and others show their true colors.  My favorite character was Dale "Barbie" Barbara.  I think there is a lot more to him than we have seen so far.  Parts of the series reminded me of the old movie Solarbabies with the hoarding of resources and magical items.  I guess next summer, if that is when this series resumes, I will have to make the time to watch it to find out what happens next for all these trapped people.

Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • UPC: 097368050044
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Rating:
  • Source: PARAMOUNT
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Widescreen
  • Time: 9:01:00
  • Format: DVD

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