'Under the Dome' Recap: A Manhunt Heavy on the Hunt and Short on Humanity

As Under the Dome settles into its weekly routine, it's becoming very clear exactly where the show's ambitions lie: we have here a fun, summery mystery/thriller that would occasionally like to indulge in the odd bit of social commentary, but is far more comfortable hooking viewers in with its pulpy environment and high concept suspense. I'm on board with that 100%, but even the summeriest of summer shows needs to be anchored by an engaging cast of characters. That's where tonight's episode -- much like the previous two -- falls short: the action keeps barreling forward, but I still don't have anyone in the show's sprawling ensemble to relate to and root for.



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