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Re: Under the Dome (Season 1 - 2013)
« on: June 27, 2013, 06:08:42 am »
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I'm always a bit nervous going into a new show that A) is being handled by CBS and B) using property set up by Stephen King. There are so many things that can go wrong adapting something by Mr. King, namely 'watering it down' for broadcast TV. I don't have to know anything about the origins of Under The Dome to be able to see things that fall in line with that either. I'm actually okay with CBS 'testing' Season 1 as a stand alone 'mini series' to see if the public catches on. I prefer this anyway. I've lost count of how many times I've been burned by a Network that cancels a show due to a knee-jerk reaction to less than stellar ratings. Vegas anyone?

As for the Pilot, I was actually surprised that I like it as much as I did. It wasn't the best things I've ever seen, far from it. But they did enough right in the episode to immediately whet my appetite to make me want to come back and see more. Yes, I did groan when they introduced the Psycho Boyfriend which in itself has been a cliche for years. But they did offer up a nice twist at the end when the revealed the that the City Councilman is his father. But how far does the apple fall from the tree? We already know that he knew the Dome was coming.

The other thing that made me latch onto the show a bit quicker than normal are all the familiar faces and names of the actors on the show, each of them that I've already spent time with. Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Jeff Fahey (LOST), Colin Ford (We Bought A Zoo), Natalie Martinez  (CSI: NY), Rachelle Lefevre (Swingtown, Veronica Mars) and Mike Vogel (Pan Am, Bates Motel). Besides the awesome cast of actors, the other thing it has going for it is the fact that I'm a huge fan of Jericho and this kinda feels like the direction it may eventually head toward. Not so much in it being a post-nuclear society, but just the feel and vibe. Anyway, I'm gonna be riding this out for the 13 episodes.
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