Under the Dome

Under the Dome TV showNetwork: CBS
Episodes: 39 (hour)
Seasons: Three

TV show dates: June 24, 2013 — September 10, 2015
Series status: Ending

Performers include: Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Dean Norris, Alexander Koch, Britt Robertson, Colin Ford, Jeff Fahey, Natalie Martinez, Mackenzie Lintz, Samantha Mathis, Aisha Hinds, Nicholas Strong, Jolene Purdy, and Beth Broderick.

TV show description:      
This TV series is based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King and revolves around the people of Chester’s Mill, a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by a massive transparent dome. They include:

An Army veteran, Dale “Barbie“ Barbara (Mike Vogel) is a handsome and enigmatic traveler who was passing through Chester’s Mill when the dome came down. He has a mysterious past that includes the reason why he was in the area.

Julia Shumway (Rachelle Lefevre) is the editor of The Independent, the local newspaper. She’s an investigative reporter who recently moved to town recently with her husband, Peter, a doctor at the medical clinic who’s now disappeared.

“Big Jim” Rennie (Dean Norris) is the owner of the region’s largest used car lot. He either commands respect or just buys it. He’s the only elected official left under the dome and his love for Chester’s Mill is surpassed only by his desire for power.

James “Junior” Rennie (Alexander Koch) has spent his life growing up in the shadow of his father. Despite the scholarship he earned to play college football, he’s willing to throw that all away to stay at home with his one real passion, Angie, his date to the junior prom. When Angie rejects him, a hidden side of Junior erupts, just as the dome comes crashing down around Chester’s Mill.

Angie McAlister (Britt Robertson) has had one goal — to leave Chester’s Mill forever. In the meantime, she’s been biding her time working the lunch shift at Sweetbriar Rose and as a candy-striper at the local health clinic. When the dome comes down, she finds herself trapped in a place she never imagined.

Joe McAlister (Colin Ford) is very smart and has an adventurous spirit. He becomes entranced by the dome. His truck-driver father and his mother are both trapped on the other side of the wall, and his older sister, Angie, is missing. Joe may have a connection to the dome that he, and no one else, can quite explain.

Sheriff Duke Perkins (Jeff Fahey) is the stoic face of this town who’s also had a hand in the town’s dirty laundry. For years, he’s mentored Linda Esquivel (Natalie Martinez), a young deputy with a soft smile but a hard edge. She’s trapped under the dome while her fiancé, Rusty Denton, is on the other side.

Norrie Calvert-Hill (Mackenzie Lintz) is a 16-year-old girl who’s en route to a tough-love camp with her parents when the dome comes down. She’s a world away from her home in California, with a town of strangers. Like Joe, she also has a strange connection to the dome.

Norrie’s parents are Alice Calvert (Samantha Mathis) and Carolyn Hill (Aisha Hinds), a pair of strong professionals from California. As they realize that there’s no way out of this strange town, they discover that they already know the other trapped people of better than they ever knew their neighbors back home.

Phil Bushey (Nicholas Strong) is the DJ at Chester’s Mill’s only independent rock station and finds himself in charge of the only radio station able to reach the town. Dodee Weaver (Jolene Purdy) is the station’s brainy engineer, and possesses technical skills unmatched by anyone in the dome, which proves to be a great resource.

Rose Twitchell (Beth Broderick) is the owner of the local diner, Sweetbriar Rose, where everyone seems to gather. Rose keeps the biscuits hot and the coffee fresh, and knows the comings and the goings of the town better than most anyone.

Series Finale:     
Episode #39 — The Enemy Within
As the Dome in Chester’s Mill comes down, the Resistance makes a final attempt to protect the outside world from the infected townspeople in the Kinship and their new queen.
First aired: September 10, 2015.


What do you think? Do you like the Under the Dome TV series? Do you think it should end or should have been renewed for a fourth season?

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  1. says

    This show is a preosterous story, but much worse is that the dialogue and the acting are
    excrutiatingly bad! The twists and turns in the story are also totally inexplicalbe, and the gullibility of the town characters is so unbelievabe that it remeinds me of the American public and reporters during the Bush years. End it.

    • Anonymous says

      And even now with Obama and his emotional manipulatio to which even more gullability is evident. Like a B rated movie Iis Obama and his stage.

  2. says

    I liked it, it had great potential to be a series, but it just ended without any explanantion. I knew it wouldl, since Stephen King does not end his books.
    Now, get Dean Koontz books in a movie form and that is exciting with awesome endings!!

  3. Dewey says

    Well…I started watching it and thought okay not great but better than “whatever else was on”. And I finished it, because it was better than “whatever else was on”. It seemed like at about episode 3, the actors stopped trying. I got tired of the scowling faces, the way too intense overkill, and for goodness sakes why SO many close-ups!? As far as a new season…I’ll watch if it’s better than “whatever else is on”. So “whatever else is on”…the bar has not been set very high so please come through for me!!

  4. Mary Lou says

    You have got to be kidding! I thought we were going to see the Stephen King storyline. It veered so far from the book that I didn’t even recognize it. And then to not end it after the 13 week series was over. CBS–you are crazy! Do you really think I would even consider watching some made up story. I wanted to see the story as it appeared in the book. Don’t think I’ll ever get suckered into your insanity again.

  5. Larry says

    I am so confused. I didn’t read the book, I guess I should have done this first so I would know how the show ended. What a stupid ending! Did the dome disperse or not? Did Barbie get hanged or what? There was no ending and no “follow-up” (like maybe they will finalize next season). I just hate that when there is a tv series and there is no ending, so we wonder. If you don’t have the $ to back the show and let us viewers be satisfied, then don’t run the show! I know there was going to be 13 shows and that’s it, so now what? Come on, get a clue! People will just not watch these types of series if they wont run the whole program so we aren’t left hanging all the time….too frustrating.

  6. Mickey Taylor says

    Cancelled……Thought this was supposed to be a miniseries. What happened?

    I would have never started watching it if I knew it wasn’t just a miniseries. Stephen King stories leave a lot to be desired.

  7. Anonymous says

    It should be cancelled. It’s one of those shows whose premise is not sustainable, similar to Zero Hour. A poor man’s Lost.

  8. Mary T says

    This show takes itself way too seriously and it’s made it kind of hilarious to watch. I swear it was a Twilight Zone or Night Gallery episode in the 70’s but if it had been one of those then Rod Serling would have done a better job. I am giving it one more episode and then I am done.

  9. LLSinSCV says

    I watched the premiere episode on Jun 24th @ 10p. Watched it a 2nd time on Amazon Prime, to catch what I may have missed (and I did find that gave me some clues or questions I missed first time around).

    Watched Episode 2 on Jul 1st… it wasn’t as “FAST” as the initial episode which packed in SO MUCH info to introduce several story lines that were separate or intersected. Can’t believe they already killed off who would have been a MAIN character! I think he would have been someone to “root for” but Stephen King knows who’s who and what’s what and why? is why. It’s for we viewers to continue watching to find out. 😉

    Hope this Stephen King story, with the many hands involved in bringing it to television, is a SUCCESSFUL summer program!
    As a personal note, not having ever watched the ABC series “LOST,” which apparently was a plane wreck on an island and lasted for many many years on the island, I don’t know how long a “10 mile DOME CITY” (is it 10miles across or in 10 sq miles?) …. how can a city in a TERRARIUM (remember making those back in the 70’s and 80’s??) can go on & on & on without running out of supplies, etc. (but hey, guess they did it on “LOST” right?).

    Hope it’s not like another show I began watching and then faded and cancelled with a very INTERESTING CONCEPT, “Alcatraz” … but I think that’s because it was extremely violent and if they had “toned down” the violence it may have survived and revealed all the mysteries we were hoping to be uncovered.

  10. says

    I wish you, Samara. Supernatural dramas don’t seem to do very well, on the networks (Fringe was on the verge of being canceled throughout its entirety), but I hope the general public gives “Under the Dome” enough of a chance to complete the story. As critical as I can be about TV shows, I find “Under the Dome” to be just fascinating enough to where I look forward to the next episode!

  11. Samara says

    I really enjoyed this show, despite the stereotypical characters! I think it’s an interesting concept, and while some of the minor storylines are a bit trite, I believe the central storyline is definitely strong and entertaining enough to sustain interest! I will, most certainly, continue to watch! There are some exceptional names behind the project, such as Steven Spielberg, Jack Bender, and of course, Stephen King! I truly hope that the general public has enough intelligence to give this series a chance!

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