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Under the Dome 

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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too.

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Brian K. Vaughan
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Mike Vogel ...  Dale 'Barbie' Barbara 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Rachelle Lefevre ...  Julia Shumway 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Alexander Koch ...  James 'Junior' Rennie 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Colin Ford ...  Joe McAlister 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Mackenzie Lintz ...  Norrie Calvert-Hill 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Dean Norris ...  James 'Big Jim' Rennie 39 episodes, 2013-2015
Eddie Cahill ...  Sam Verdreaux 26 episodes, 2014-2015
Max Ehrich ...  Hunter May 19 episodes, 2014-2015
Nicholas Strong ...  Phil Bushey 17 episodes, 2013-2014
Aisha Hinds ...  Carolyn Hill 16 episodes, 2013-2015
Grace Victoria Cox ...  Melanie Cross 16 episodes, 2014-2015
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Under the Dome is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away. Written by ahmetkozan

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This was the first collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, but not the firsts time their paths have crossed. Spielberg was introduced to his first wife, Amy Irving, by Brian De Palma, who directed her in Carrie (1976). Spielberg visited the set of The Shining (1980), used cast member Philip Stone in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and parodied The Shining in Jurassic Park (1993). Spielberg used to frequently cast Richard Dreyfuss, who later appeared in Stand by Me (1986), which also featured River Phoenix and Bradley Gregg, who appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989). Catch Me If You Can (2002) reunited Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen from The Dead Zone (1983), and The Green Mile (1999) reunited Tom Hanks and Barry Pepper from Saving Private Ryan (1998). King was also considered to write some of the scripts for Amazing Stories (1985). See more »

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Dale 'Barbie' Barbara: [Opening narration, season 2] Two weeks ago, an invisible dome crashed down on Chester's Mill, cutting us off from the rest of the world. Why the dome is here or what mysteries lie ahead, we still don't know. Every day it tests our limits, bringing out the best and the worst in us. Some say we'll be stuck here forever, but we will never stop fighting to find a way out.
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I'm Rooting for the Dome
13 July 2013 | by pfogertycaSee all my reviews

What could have been an intriguing story has been ruined by a terrible script and even more terrible acting, not to mention a ridiculously over-the-top attempt at political correctness.

Chester's Mill, a beautiful town in the middle of nowhere with cute little houses and perfectly manicured lawns, is probably also the most diverse place in the entire world. This sparsely populated village that fits neatly under an invisible dome has Caucasians, African Americans, Asians, Latinos, Native Americans, and mixed race lesbian couples! The only group that seems to be missing is single Sri Lankan gay men.

Everyone seems to co-exist just fine, even though it's not clear if anyone in the town actually has a job, except for Beth Broderick, the local diner waitress who pours coffee all day, Natalie Martinez, the most incompetent cop ever to make it onto the force, and the dreadful Rachelle Lefevre as the local hard-as-nails journalist who spends most of her time skulking around through open fields and taking pictures of air. No wonder she lost her big city newspaper job and ended up under this plexiglass shield.

Once that darned dome comes down, Chester's Mill becomes a modern day Peyton Place and everyone's deep, dark secrets begin to surface. The problem here, though, is that none of the characters is compelling or sympathetic. We just wanna find out what's up with that dome, but instead, we're forced to watch these poorly conceptualized folks interact with each other with eye-rolling dialogue like, "So they say you're passin' through town. What are you runnin' from?" Every now and then, someone mentions they're worried the dome may collapse onto Chester's Mill. Frankly, my fingers are crossed that's exactly what will happen. No town this boring should be allowed to stay on the map.

Dome = 1 Chester's Mill = 0


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24 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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