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!