Thursday, April 24, 2014

U is for 'Under the Dome' (Which is Unnerving)

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Under the Dome has become a fun part of my TV viewing. It is based on a Stephen King novel by the same name. I have to admit that I used to "hate-watch" the show. In other words, it was so hilariously bad that it was enjoyable to watch. I would just sit and watch it with my family, and we would joke about how bad it was. Then it actually got pretty good. The story is becoming really interesting, and I'm actually enjoying it. It also differs from the book quite a bit, which is a good thing.

Don't get me wrong. The show still has problems, and I tend to half-watch it while doing other work. The children are the best actors on the show, and some of the characters are so stupid, it's ridiculous to believe they would actually live as long as they have. Others are so horrible that you actually hate them and want them to die badly (and soon) rather than love to hate them. I guess in some sense, I still "hate-watch." I'm just beginning to enjoy parts of the story.
This is the first episode, when the invisible dome first comes down, creating havoc
The Season 2 premiere airs Monday, June 30, at 10 p.m.
I also made the gif available on this Tumblr post.
My "U" for last year was "#Ugly #Urban #Utilities":


  1. Kristen,

    I've never heard of this show. From your post, I'm not sure I even want to watch it. I don't watch much TV. The books are always better than the TV shows or the movies, in my opinion.


  2. I have to watch anything Stephen King, this show is one of the better ones.

  3. I read the book and am waiting for the show to come to India :) If it is as good as Kingdom Hospital and I will definitely love it

  4. Another show I don't see. Guess you've given me the reason. And I love Stephen King's stuff, so something must have been lost in the translation from book to show.

  5. This is a show with which I have been unfamiliar. Thanks for the heads-up! (I agree with those who said the book is almost always better ... but it will be interesting to see.)