Under the Dome Season 1 Review - The Fire

Oh boy. After a debut episode filled with explosions, bisected animals, and a cool conceit for a show, this week’s edition of Under the Dome was the version of the show I was scared was lurking underneath the engaging premiere. For starters, we spent entirely too much time with the weakest part of the show: Big Jim’s son, Junior. I feel bad for the woman he’s keeping hostage as much for being chained to bed as for having been hired to scream for 13 episodes. He’s now tangibly attached to our lead, Barbie, but I’m not sure where that gets us. Barbie seems tied to so many other larger things going on in the town that this storyline seems like an empty digression. The show wants you to be invested in Junior’s demise, but mostly he’s just a nuisance to the other stories that could bare more fruit. READ MORE...

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