Under The Dome 1 Season 2013

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

When the residents of Chester's Mill find themselves trapped under a massive transparent dome with no way out, they struggle to survive as resources rapidly dwindle and panic quickly escalates.

Runtime:
42 minutes

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Season 1
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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Season year 2013
Network CBS
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 23 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I've rarely watched a tv series that is quite as hit and miss as Under the Dome, its packed full of interesting ideas but not all of it really works.

The set up is basic but brilliant - a mysterious dome appears out of nowhere over Chesters Mill, a small American town. We then follow the townsfolk as they attempt to come to terms with life inside the dome and possibly find a way out. Based on the book by Stephen King and developed by Brian K Vaughan (a writer on Lost as well as various comics including the excellent Y The Last Man) it's very much a cross between Lost and The Stand.

The mystery of the dome is explored slowly but at times feels like a bit of a macguffin as the people trapped inside take centre stage. It seems virtually everyone in the town has a secret of some description so there's plenty of story to go around. There are some complex and interesting characters (Big Jim and his son Junior being standouts) but there are also a few walking cliches that drift in and out. The are moments of great invention but also some real eye rolling, head slapping developments. It's difficult to elaborate more without giving away too much about the plot.

Perhaps it's a case of a series finding its feet in the first season and some of the more interesting threads will be picked up in season two (the final episode here seems to suggest this). I'll be having a crack at season two to find out, in the meantime I'd recommend a go at this to make up your own mind (especially as it's on Amazon Prime at time of writing).
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57 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Bazzman on 28 Nov 2013
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I was hooked on this mini-series after watching episode one. I have not read the book and did not know what to expect from the series. Every episode is packed with action, drama and mystery,and I loved every minute of it. However, I was disappointed that the series is only the first instalment of what is obviously a much longer story. Nowhere on the packaging or advertising material does it indicate "series one" or "first instalment". Consequently, when the last episode was over, and the story was left hanging, I went searching for "Disk 5" only to realise that I now have to wait until "Under the Dome Series 2" is released. I would have been less disapointed if I had known this up-front. So... (Amazon UK) Please include these details on your advertising for similar products in the future. Many Thanks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. J. Burgess on 15 July 2014
I wasn't sure what to expect when I watched the first episode of this as I'm not a big Stephen King fan but I thoroughly enjoyed this series. OK it's far fetched but it's entertaining and easy to watch. The first series was fast paced and of course you soon find out which characters you have to cheer on and which ones you have to boo.
I am looking forward to season 2 but I am hoping that the action doesn't slow down too much and it doesn't end up droning on for ever like Lost.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Taylor on 4 Feb 2014
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The special effects relative to the dome are excellent and there is a real feeling a community suddenly hemmed in. The pace is fast and doesn't slacken and its very enjoyable. Like a lot of people who will watch it I read Stephen Kings novel initially and it has to be said that, although he is in the production credits, the book is certainly not faithful to the storylines in it. I hadn't realised when buying it that this is just the DVD of the first season - the second season has yet to be screened, and so when it came to the last episode I was left hanging and very disappointed. That said I am now looking forward to Series 2!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Martin on 28 July 2014
Stephen king? Don't you mean James Follett! He wrote three books about a village under a dome t hat was treated as an experiment by visiting aliens. Temple of the winds was published in 2000 and was the first of a trilogy. Excellent story line.

This is not a bad tv series in comparison.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ikikoi on 13 July 2014
First the good.... The idea is brilliant and that's about it for the good. Apart from Barbie and Big Jim the acting was below what I would expect from a modern TV Sci Fi series. Dialogue was predictable and formulaic resulting in making some characters very annoying on top of them making very silly decisions considering their predicament. Visually the Cinematography is what you would expect and looked good without pushing the boat out BUT the FX is where it all fell apart and distracted from the story with some CG that was again below what I would expect from a modern Sci Fi film. If I had nothing else to watch I would still think twice before watching the next season.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Imraan Khan on 8 Aug 2014
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I don't know why people are giving this Absolutely Fabulous series bad reviews??? This was a fantastic series & I could not wait every week to watch it, I cannot wait for series 2 which is showing this summer 2014.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul Bartlett on 11 Jun 2014
I agree with the reviewer who said the first 5 or 6 episodes are good and then heads downhill. But I've got a good tolerance for unusual elements like the egg. No, the problem I have with this show is the MASSIVE amount of character inconsistences - they start in the very first episode but I thought, 'hey, it's common that shows take a few episodes to really find their feet' but it just kept getting worse and worse.

I like that there are philosophical undertones to several episodes - this may be due to Jack Bender (veteran Lost director) or Steven Shpiel-berg trying to create a Lost-alike. Either way, the attempts are ultimately shallow; Lost wasn't exactly Sartre but at least it married the more thoughtful elements into the continuing narrative rather than using 'deep issues' to try and prove that it wasn't written by a bunch of hacks (which Under the Dome feels like).

The acting is generally fair to decent - Dean Norris is certainly good as Big Jim - but some of the acting is definitely ropey. The same can be said of the dialogue. And the characters themselves are rarely given any time for development. Oh yes, and the leading female loses her husband and almost immediately gets into bed and 'falls in love' with the leading male. And a character who is locked up for 2-3 days by her psycho sex-buddy continues to talk to him even after she is set free - there ARE extenuating circumstances, but they are ultimately flimsy.

I started this review giving the show 2 stars but this is like those movies you think are okay in the cinema but after you leave it gradually sinks in just what awful crap you've been watching. Yes, I did watch to the end of the season and aren't I fool for having done so. Urgh!
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