UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Exigent Circumstances”

     September 9, 2013

At long last, here we are at what should have been the penultimate episode of the Under the Dome miniseries.  Instead, it’s the penultimate episode of the series’ first season.  Either way, it didn’t feel like much of anything more …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Speak of the Devil”

     September 2, 2013

Under the Dome has two lessons.  One, guns and murder make it easy to get rid of people who annoy you.  Two, we should learn to have patience in the face of supreme incompetence.  Because let’s be serious, those people …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Let The Games Begin”

     August 26, 2013

I almost forgot to watch Under the Dome this week.  That has never happened for any show I’ve been reviewing before, not even in the hectic flurry of the Fall TV season.  I bring this up because it illustrates one …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “The Fourth Hand”

     August 19, 2013

Last week, Under the Dome taught us that it’s easy to solve your problems as long as you have a gun.  Really though, the only person who seemed to be wielding a gun and killing people off was Junior.  Of course, he’s …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Thicker Than Water”

     August 12, 2013

Under the Dome has the maddening ability to set up something good and then ruin it in execution.  The fight over water rights could have been an opportunity for this stupid town (and look, they really are) to wake up and actually consider …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Imperfect Circles”

     August 5, 2013

Something truly unexpected happened on Under the Dome this week: “Imperfect Circles” was a very decent episode.  Finally, the show has built up some of the main characters enough that viewers are compelled to care, just a little bit, about …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “The Endless Thirst”

     July 29, 2013

What a surprisingly apt title for Under the Dome this week.  “The Endless Thirst” could well describe CBS’s approach to programming, at least as regards this show.  What began as a miniseries has turned — thanks to incredibly high ratings …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Blue On Blue”

     July 11, 2014

When Lost began, viewers were drawn in because of the strongly written characters and the mysteries of the situation and locale.  As the show progressed, most viewers began to splinter — some who were tired of the melodrama latched on …

UNDER THE DOME Recap: “Outbreak”

     July 11, 2014

Hold your horses (and split cows), Under the Dome is showing signs of life.  Finally, residents seem to be concerned about their future — what happens when there’s no more food?  Or medicine?  The concern is still largely casual, but …