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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: The dome brings new dangers in season two.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jun 27, 2014
    If not top-tier TV terror fare, Under the Dome certainly is solid second-level stuff. And given the state of horror on television these days, that's a bloody good compliment. Even while acknowledging the occasional misstep, give Under the Dome credit for getting a lot of things right.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 30, 2014
    No one in Chester’s Mill should ever get too confident, however, and in the first episode there’s some character transition.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Jun 27, 2014
    Some excellent special effects are in Monday night's episode, but nothing particularly shocking because it's become abundantly clear by now that The Dome can do any damn thing The Dome--or the writers--want.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 26, 2014
    Another Stephen King adaptation that started with considerable promise but, as packaged for TV, lacked the necessary cohesion to go the distance.
  5. Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jun 30, 2014
    There are glimmers of hope for season two.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 27, 2014
    Under the Dome won’t be confused with good TV--and often last season it was borderline bad TV--but depending on where the writers take it this year, it might be empty-headed, summer fun.
  7. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jun 30, 2014
    I think the story is a shambles and the concept is dumb.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 15 out of 26
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    I thought the series to incredible so far! Lots of suspense mystery and decent acting. The show works like the book does and I'm very excited to see what they do with it and how they make everything work Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    "Under the Dome" is getting more and more bizarre--and I love it. Viewers Beware! Big Jim is apparently being deified by some of the citizens of Chester's Mill. Stephen King's stories generally have a theological undertone: "God vs. Satan" or simply "Good vs. Evil." ("God" and "Good" generally win out.) Watch and listen closely. King often manages to inject a "morality message" before we realize what's happening. This series may not be an all-time great, but don't sell it short. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    I've always been a sucker for - sorry I mean fan of - Stephen King and despite the averageness of season 1, I decided to stick with CBS' adaptation of Under The Dome. Now, half way through season 2 I am seriously beginning to think that was a bad idea. Annoying new characters, ridiculous plot scenarios and some startlingly bad acting are quickly turning this show in to one of the worst of the year. I'll probably punish myself for sins in a former life by struggling to the second season finale but I secretly hope it gets cancelled. That's the only sure way I'll stop watching. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2014
    Started out with great promise. Big change as characters did turn-arounds in their feelings and directions. Tried to stay with it, but couldn't help realizing it was a waste of time. Expand
  5. Jul 30, 2014
    I came back for season two willing to forgive the bad writing, direction and acting of season one, but nothing has changed. If anything, it seems to be getting worse by the episode. Under the Dome will go down as one of the worst television shows in living memory. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2014
    I really tried to give it another chance, and I regret it. The writers don't seem to know where the story is going and the acting has gotten worse since last season. Not to mention, none of the elements from season one seemed to carry over. It's just a mess, and it's a shame because I do really like Stephen King. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2014
    I can't wait for Season 2 to end so I can stop watching UTD! I am mad at myself for wanting to see what happens because the writing is so bad I end up yelling at the T.V. every episode. Of course, this seems to be the show's plan. I pray this show does not get picked up for another season, but if it does count me out. STUPID SHOW!! Expand

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