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'Under The Dome' Won't Live To See Season 4

9/1/2015 12:35am EDT
‘Under The Dome’ Cancelled: CBS Series Ending After Season 3
It’s time to say goodbye to Under the Dome. According to EW, CBS has decided the won’t be renewing the series, which is airing right now and nearly done with its third season.

For some, it’ll be sad news. Under the Dome proved popular enough to last two years longer than anyone thought. It was originally conceived as a limited series- that is, one season in one summer, that’s it. But Under the Dome was a runaway success and CBS greenlit two more seasons. Of course for some this is welcome news, as Under the Dome was never exactly a critical darling. Some might even say it was popular mostl...

Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season 2'

12/11/2014 10:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season 2'
Ready to go back under an invisible barrier a second time? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray "Under The Dome – Season 2" out now from CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment. We examine the ups and downs of being trapped inside below!

Title: "Under The Dome – Season 2"

Grade: 3

Cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris

Director: Various

Runtime: 531 minutes

Release Company: CBS / Paramount Home Entertainment

Website: www.paramount.com

The Flick: Much like Season One, the new season of "Under The Dome" has its share of both ups and downs. On the up side th...

'Under The Dome' Season 2 Finale Recap: Seriously, You Call That A Finale?

9/23/2014 11:10am EDT
'Under The Dome' Season 2 Finale Recap: Seriously, You Call That
"Go Now," the second season finale of "Under the Dome," can best be described in five simple words.

What the hell was that?

It's not like we were expecting great things from an "Under the Dome" finale. Or even reasonably satisfying things. But we were expecting... some things. A little closure here, a plot twist there. Maybe a clue into this whole pink egg/dome mystery.

Nope! "Under the Dome" provided us with the least final finale of any series in recent memory. No closure, no secrets, no new info of any kind. It barely even sets up anything for next season.

Just the usual running arou...

'Under the Dome' Season 2, Episode 12: Let's Get Stabby

9/16/2014 9:06am EDT
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Last week on "Under the Dome," we ended on a deadly contracting Dome. This week, with "Turn," we still have that deadly contracting dome... that's contracting way slower than it was last week.

C'mon, last week Joe and Norrie could barely outrun the thing. Now it's moving a foot every four hours.

But the Dome's eventual-crushing speed is neither here nor there. What matters is that in a certain amount of time (given the Dome's current shrink rate, probably two or three weeks), everyone and everything in Chester's Mill will be compressed into a tiny sphere the size of a marble.

Realizing t...

'Under the Dome' Season 2 Episode 10 Recap: Excitement! Suspense! A Spinning Dome That's Frozen For Some Reason!

9/9/2014 10:49am EDT
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Two more episodes and "Under the Dome" will have capped its second season. So at this juncture, we ask: which of the series' many crisis-of-the-week threats will be our Great Finale Crisis?

Barbie's dad and his evil tech corporation are a suitable end boss. Perhaps. But they've got the egg and they have zero idea what to do with it. As "Black Ice" proves, attempts to solve the egg with science result in people getting zapped by egg-lightning.

Chester's MIll's unseasonable cold spell was teased last week, and brought out in full force for "Black Ice." Might this be our fabled final crisis?...

'Under The Dome' Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: Egg Hunts, Earthquakes And A Slight Wintry Mix

9/2/2014 10:09am EDT
'Under The Dome' Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: Egg Hunts, Earthqua
Oh, "Under the Dome." You crazy, magnificent bastard. You're like the uncle who shows up every Thanksgiving with a sack of pigeon carcasses and a cheery toothless grin. Frightening, unnecessary and potentially dangerous to your well-being, but he's so much fun you keep inviting him over every year.

And you've been on a roll lately- ever since a handful of characters were jettisoned outside the Dome and into the harsh conditions of human civilization, you've been playing fast and loose, and upping the insanity every week.

Now, with "The Fall," and the relocation of all those characters bac...

'Under the Dome' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: Spirals, Spirals Everywhere

8/26/2014 8:12am EDT
Under the Dome
Put aside that Emmy chatter for a moment. It's time for a series that couldn't win an Emmy if there was an entirely separate ceremony just for shows about domes.

It's "Under the Dome" time, people. And in true "Under the Dome" form, this week's episode- "The Red Door"- was both charmingly stupid and stupidly fun.

Let us begin.

"The Red Door" is an exciting hour, but one of the side effects of introducing an entirely new setting (the great Domeless; the outside world) is that we've got all kinds of players scattered across a vastly increased landscape. Luckily, the episode ties everyone ...

'Under the Dome,' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Barbie The Scientist, Big Jim the Conspiracy Nut

8/19/2014 10:10am EDT
'Under the Dome,' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: Barbie The Scientist
Last week, "Under the Dome" defied all logic and normal convention by putting out an episode that was actually... dare we speak it out loud... good.

Well, "good" under "Under the Dome" terms, which means it was so unabashedly ridiculous that it soared above all other "Under the Domes" this season. And solely for one reason- it grabbed a handful of characters, threw them outside the Dome's confines, and commanded them to scatter about the real world.

We're continuing in the same vein with "Awakening," which finds Barbie very much wanting to return to the Dome's comforting confines (also, ...

'Under the Dome' Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: Barbie Leaves the Dome Behind

8/12/2014 10:18am EDT
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If you were shown any old episode of "Under the Dome," it's probably safe to say you wouldn't associate the lunatic antics of Big Jim, Barbie and a bunch of glowing pink teenagers as the work of Stephen King. Rogue butterfly attacks aren't really King's thing (ok, maybe they're totally King's thing, but he'd find a clever twist to make them halfway scary).

That's why "Going Home" is such a shocking episode of "Under the Dome." It's actually... good. Solidly written, competently acted. Good. And not "Under the Dome's" usual bahahahaha this is terrific type of good.

For one, the episode's m...

'Under The Dome' Season 2 Episode 6: Loose Ends Tied, Mysteries Solved, Plus The World's Wimpiest Dust Storm

8/5/2014 10:17am EDT
Mike Vogel in Under the Dome
Ok, "Under the Dome," we need to set a few ground rules. Well, one mostly. Here's what's up: if you only have five minutes to dedicate to your "non-threatening natural disaster of the week" storyline, just go ahead and skip it entirely.

Because Big Jim's intrepid (and hilariously brief) struggle against a dome-fueled dust storm was entirely unnecessary. We got what, three scenes out of the whole thing? And a mere three scenes do not do a dust storm justice.

Scene 1: Yes, there is a dust storm outside.

Scene 2: Remember that asthmatic guy who ventured into a dust storm, alone, without his...

'Under The Dome' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: Hooray For Hoarders!

7/29/2014 9:19am EDT
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So far, each of episode of "Under the Dome's" second season has contained some kind of terrible, mysterious threat. Like magnets, butterflies, or a particularly lethal strain of swine flu.

And in every instance, the people of Chester's Mill have bounced back without any noticeable change in demeanor. Acid rain doesn't stop them. Having most of the town obliterated by magnets is barely worth noticing. Whatever the horrifying weekly crisis may be, these Chester's Millians can roll with it.

Unless Big Jim is put in jail. Under those circumstances, it'll take exactly one night for the entire ...

'Under the Dome' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: A Poison Pig And The Quest For Free Wi-Fi

7/22/2014 8:40am EDT
'Under the Dome' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: A Poison Pig And The
Have you prayed to the dome this week? We can only hope so, because for the first time all season, "Under the Dome" boasts a threat that's actually threatening. No more butterflies or magnets or blood rain that causes mild skin irritation; "Revelation" brings Chester's Mill to the brink of societal collapse with swine flu terrorism.

The townspeople seem to have recovered from last week's Biblical-ish acid rain (Big Jim's face is less splotchy, at least, even if Lyle's isn't, at all). Little do they know, an actual danger is on its way in the form of Rebecca Pine and her census-turned-killi...

'Under the Dome' Season 2, Episode 3 Recap: It's Raining Blood! Hallelujah It's Raining Blood

7/15/2014 10:30am EDT
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How is it we're more than two weeks into Domegate, and yet we're still being introduced to new characters? Where have these people been while society was collapsing and people were being murdered left and right? Has Lyle just nonchalantly been doing trims and buzz cuts this whole time?

All are valid questions. Unfortunately, they all violate on of the cardinal rules of "Under the Dome." Though Shalt Not Question DomeLogic. Doing so is likely to cause headaches, blackouts, and even brain hemorrhaging.

So instead, we have Lyle Chumley, played by guest star Dwight Yoakam, the local barber of...

'Under the Dome,' Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: The Very Hungry Caterpillar(s)

7/8/2014 9:39am EDT
'Under the Dome,' Season 2 Episode 2 Recap: The Very Hungry Cate
Last week, on the season premiere of everyone's favorite live-action cartoon "Under the Dome," the town of Chester's Mill was rocked by a freak magnet attack and the deaths of town sheriff Linda and magic mystery youth Angie. This week, the dome's current residents find themselves facing a new magnet-powered enemy as they delve deeper into Angie's untimely death. Not Linda, though. Sorry Linda- guess you died too early into the premiere for anyone to care.

In "Infestation," the destruction of last week's invisible magnet monster has left Chester's Mill with a much graver enemy: caterpillar...

'Under The Dome' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Magnets Rule! Also, They Cause Death By Crushing!

7/1/2014 8:54am EDT
'Under The Dome' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Magnets Rule! Also, Th
"Under the Dome" is not an intelligent TV show. It's really just cartoon characters being mashed together in a way that almost makes sense, so long as you don't think too hard. And that's exactly what we got with the second season premiere, "Heads Will Roll."

We pick up right where season one left off- our intrepid anti-hero Barbie is about to suffer a brutal execution by hanging, when the dome gets mad and starts to glow...

Now we know just what that angry dome-glow was. Magnets! Also, a sound not unlike a high school fire alarm, but mostly magnets. Now, you're probably saying to yoursel...

'Almost Human' Season 1 Episode 8 Review: Guided Bullets

1/14/2014 8:22am EST
Almost Human
Ever since guided missiles appeared on the scene as super-weapons - beginning with the German V-2 rockets in World War II - science fiction has wondered about the possibility and deployment of guided bullets.   As deadly as the guided missile, now drone, can be, there's something exquisitely deadly about a guided bullet.  Were it possible, the guided bullet would be the ultimate weapon of assassination, capable of taking out any individual in its range for whom the guided bullet was given the proper coordinates.

Almost Human ratified its status as the best kind of near-future science ficti...

Blu-ray Review: 'Under The Dome - Season One'

11/5/2013 11:00am EST
Ready to get trapped inside a bubble invisible style for an entire season?  Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray show "Under The Dome - Season One" out now from Paramount Home Entertainment.  We review the dome for cracks and characters below. 



   Title: "Under The Dome – Season One"

   Grade: 2

   Cast: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez

   Director: Various

   Rating: Not Rated

   Running Time: 541 Minutes

   Release Company: Paramount Home Entertainment

   Website: www.paramount.com


The Flick: Attaching the name of horror scribe Stephe...

'Under The Dome' Season 1 Finale: Here Comes the Sun

9/17/2013 11:15am EDT
Under the Dome Season 1 finale
Well, Under the Dome concluded its first season last night, with the sun returning after the darkness, and a big bunch of questions, including why didn't Sheriff Linda object to the hanging of Barbie - when did she accept that there was not even the semblance of law and order in this town?

What is - somewhat - comprehensible now is that Julia is the monarch, or at very least, someone with some connection to the black egg.

Also that the dome was put in place by some being or beings who say - through the semblance of Norrie's late mother - that they are trying to protect Chester's Mill.  Bu...

'Under The Dome' Season 1 Episode 12: 'Incommunicado'

9/11/2013 11:36am EDT
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A better than usual Under the Dome 1.12 last night, with Big Jim continuing on his rampage.

His latest victim is Dodee, who never hurt a fly, and has a name right of the 1950s.  Her "crime"?  She heard a military guy, talking on the outside, about the Reverend being killed inside the dome.  And Big Jim hears this.   Life is cheap, under the dome, at least as far as Big Jim is concerned.  But at least he's consistent: he's come to hold and act on the position that anyone who poses a threat to him is fair game to be murdered.

Not only that, but Big Jim also destroys all of the radio station...

'Under The Dome' Recap: 1.11: Benefactor

9/3/2013 8:38am EDT
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Finally an episode - 1.11 - of Under the Dome that moves the story along - somewhat.

Julia is shot by Maxine, and may even have died for a moment - medically - but Barbie brings her back with his military medical prowess.   But was it really Barbie, as Joe thinks?  Or is it actually the dome, bestowing some goodness on Chester's Mill, after throwing a fit, in the form of an angry storm, because Junior left the circle of four?

I'll just note that I can't blame Junior completely.   Even though Angie's justified in being so cold to him - after all, he did keep her hostage through a bunch of ...

Under the Dome 1.10: The 4th Hand

8/27/2013 1:30pm EDT
Under The Dome
In the mashup of intersecting stories that is Under the Dome, the one that moves the science fiction forward in episode 1.10 is the fourth hand.  We find it belongs to Junior - who has suffered seizures like the other three hand-holders - and all four hands unleash something from the egg within the little dome which now also has a caterpillar on the way to metamorphosing into a monarch butterfly.

But what does it all mean?  Little to no clue as yet - just a chrysalis and pink stars -  so the science fiction part of Under the Dome has moved forward just a smidgen, or less than the thickness...

'Under The Dome' 1.9: The New Woman

8/20/2013 8:57am EDT
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Leave it to Under the Dome to pull a rabbit out of a hat - or a major new powerful character we haven't seen before - in episode 1.9, with the summer series three quarters over.   Well, in all fairness, she did play an important role in the very first episode.  Barbie was talking to her on the phone when he was burying Julia's husband Peter.

This gives some plausibility to how Maxine got into the dome - she was already in Chester's Mill when the dome descended - though of course she could have been anywhere in the world on the other end of the phone connection to Barbie.  And the phone cal...

'Under The Dome's' Rachelle LeFevre Donates To Wildland Firefighter Foundation After TV Blaze

7/2/2013 4:31pm EDT
Rachelle LeFevre
Rachelle LeFevre paid tribute to the memory of the 19 firefighters killed in Arizona by making a donation to charity after an episode of her new TV show depicted a disturbing blaze.

The 34 year-old actress appears in new sci-fi series Under The Dome, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, and the second episode of the series depicted scenes of a deadly house fire.

On Monday night, The installment aired in the just a day after a group of emergency workers were killed fighting a wildfire close to the town of Yarnell in central Arizona, so Lefevre has decided to honor their m...

'Under The Dome' Pilot Review

6/27/2013 12:22am EDT
Under the Dome
Stephen King's Under The Dome was released in 2009, 2 years after The Simpsons movie. In The Simpsons movie, the EPA drops a dome around Springfield, and Homer needs to save the town. I joked at the time that Stephen King had run out of ideas. I imagined him watching The Simpsons movie and deciding to see what the story would look like if told seriously. Under The Dome's gotten pretty good reviews. My two friends said positive things about the book, though they did not like the ending. CBS would be wise to avoid keeping an ending considered horrible by people who've read the books. A series...

First Look: Steven King's Television Series 'Under The Dome'

4/2/2013 5:00pm EDT
Under the Dome
CBS' upcoming summer series "Under The Dome" centers on a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome that surrounds it.

The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

The serialized drama from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television is based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name. The 13-episode series stars Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Natalie Martinez, Br...