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1.0 out of 5 stars Oh Dear!, 17 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Under The Dome, Season 1 (Amazon Video)
How Steven Spielberg could be involved in a TV series where the acting is so dreadful, is beyond me.

The prime example is Alexander Koch as 'Junior' who has just three facial expressions (one has to concentrate, though, as they are very similar) and appears to be in a permanent daze,
Dean Norris as 'Big Jim' - who is normally a fairly good actor - for some reason thinks he is action man Bruce Willis even though he hasn't the physique nor the charisma. Britt Robertson as 'Angie' is possibly the most grating of all; for with the slightest provocation her voice transforms into a screech.
The hero 'Barbie' played by Mike Vogel left his personality back in Make-up, whilst Rachelle Lefevre as 'Julia', seems to think she is in a shampoo commercial as her main preoccupation is not that of her acting performance but more that of her pose so her hairstyle is seen to its best advantage.

The story is a good one so why waste it on such a cast?
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Initial post: 17 Jun 2014 11:10:53 BDT
SDixon says:
Their acting was fine.... bit harsh!!. I haven't found any of your comments to be true.... shame that you feel the need to be nasty!

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2014 12:29:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 17 Jun 2014 12:31:27 BDT
'I haven't found any of your comments to be true' - your words. How so? My comments are an opinion, a critique not source-based fact.

Though as you disagree, what are your opinions of say, the acting ability of Alexander Koch? I think he has extremely limited acting capabilities but perhaps you feel he is a budding De Niro, Day-Lewis, Hanks or Duvall?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2014 23:38:09 BDT
T. Healer says:
I 100% personally believe you're wrong about Alex Koch, he along with Dean Norris, Mike Vogel and Britt Robertson are the only talented actors on the show. I think some of the younger actors need a bit more work as they come across and wooden at times but they're still young.

Posted on 9 Jul 2014 17:14:44 BDT
I agree with you Mrs Evans. I have often thought that Dean Norris is trying to look and sound like Bruce Willis. The acting standards of some other cast members leaves a lot to be desired too. One can only assume the dome has been built around the town to prevent these actors reaching Hollywood and subjecting us to more of their performances..

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2014 13:01:36 BDT
Some are easier pleased than others!

I beg to differ with your post but we are all entitled to our opinions; it would be a dull world otherwise.

I think it could have been a very good series as the plot was a good one; but it was wasted on these 'actors'.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jul 2014 13:04:19 BDT
What a great idea about the dome and a sense of humour to boot!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2015 18:17:57 GMT
Spectralis says:
Dean Norris is great in 'Breaking Bad' but you can see the panic in his eyes in this one as he thinks, "What's my motivation? What's my motivation?" The Dome script is worse than some drama school improv. No actor of any value can rescue such bad writing and ludicrous plot.
As for A Koch, he's in the very tricky position of flipping between derangement and steadfastness in plot motivation twists that would out pace a whippet. How to do that without descending into caricature must be very difficult hence his expressionless acting.
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