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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2013
Season #: 1, 2, 3
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 85 Ratings

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  • Summary: The dome brings new dangers in season two.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jun 27, 2014
    70
    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
    60
    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
    58
    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
    50
    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
    50
    There are glimmers of hope for season two.
  6. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jun 27, 2014
    50
    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
    30
    I think the story is a shambles and the concept is dumb.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 15 out of 29
  1. Jul 4, 2014
    10
    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 excitedI 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
    8
    "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"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. Jan 7, 2015
    6
    Unfortunately, the second season of Under the Dome isn't nearly as good as the first. The only good acting I've seen is from Dean Norris, MikeUnfortunately, the second season of Under the Dome isn't nearly as good as the first. The only good acting I've seen is from Dean Norris, Mike Vogel, and Dwight Yoakam. All the other actors are either bad or sub-par at best. However, the show managed to keep its good special effects and its creepy atmosphere. Overall, the second season of Under the Dome is decent, but it should have been better. 6/10 (decent) Expand
  4. Jul 1, 2014
    3
    As one of my all time favorite and fun reads, I had hoped for more from this series. Instead what we are delivered is a rambling plot full ofAs one of my all time favorite and fun reads, I had hoped for more from this series. Instead what we are delivered is a rambling plot full of holes and a cast I can't bring myself to care about. This would have worked much better as a mini-series. Expand
  5. Jul 23, 2014
    2
    I agree with the view that this show would have been better as a mini-series. Overall, the plot feels very forced and the social dynamicsI agree with the view that this show would have been better as a mini-series. Overall, the plot feels very forced and the social dynamics between the many disparate character types seem lacking considering the perceived "danger" that the dome presents. Once again Dean Norris is wasted in his role, he looks lost among the incessant pandemonium and it doesn't surprise me his character was ready to call it quits and leave this joke of an "epic" TV drama. Loved the novel so regrettably it ends for me after this lacklustre start to Season 2. I gave it too many chances to redeem itself in the end... Expand
  6. Jul 29, 2014
    2
    Made it to episode 3 before giving up on season 2. They must have thrown money at the actors to get them to return for a second sessionMade it to episode 3 before giving up on season 2. They must have thrown money at the actors to get them to return for a second session because season 1 was pretty bad. It's getting a "Lost" vibe (random stupid things happening). Network TV might no be the best place for a Stephen King TV series considering the graphic nature of the novel. More blood and horror would help this series but not save it. Expand
  7. Sep 11, 2014
    0
    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 badI 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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