In Defense of Under The Dome

In Defense of Under The Dome

Forget the critics: I still like Under The Dome.

Even before the first episode of the second season of Under The Dome had aired, critics were panning it. Now I’m not going to say they already wanted to hate it and had their reviews written before they even watched it, but… well, actually, that’s exactly what I’m saying. For some reason, critics want to hate on this series.

However, I like to buck the tide and am happy when my impression goes in direct opposite of what those so-called professionals think. I finally got the opportunity to watch the first episode of season 2 of Under The Dome, and you know what? I freaking liked it. Yes, that’s right, I enjoyed the heck out of it.

First, this episode was written by Stephen King, who wrote the book the series is based on. And you can see the little touches he added with the episode. If you’re a King fan, you’ll catch those hints immediately. It’s a little extra added horror with a little bit of blood and a few dead people appearing in dreams, and it creates a spooky atmosphere that complements the otherwise crazy antics of the dome itself.

In the first episode of the new season, the dome gets mad and becomes a giant magnet. It seems silly with all that metal flying through the air (or so other critics would say and look down their noses at the series for daring to have such FUN), but it’s all part of what keeps the show interesting. This is a fun show to watch, but more than that, it’s unpredictable. You don’t know what the dome is going to do at any given moment. And if it does something crazy, or silly, or even funny, then even better, because it’s unexpected.

Another thing this show does well is continue to add to the suspense. What the heck is this dome thing and where did it come from? That’s the main draw of the show and I, personally, will keep watching to find those little clues and trails that get left behind with each episode.

The first episode of the new season also made a ballsy move by showing us a very quick main character death: one of those things that happens so fast, you wonder if it even happened at all. It was shocking, but not so much as the fact that the episode didn’t even dwell on it because bigger and worse things were happening. Of course, said character might live on in other ways, being that the dome is… well… something supernatural or extraterrestrial… or something.

So if you’ve been listening to the critics, don’t. Watch season 2 of Under The Dome (which is available for free to Amazon Prime members, by the way) and judge the series for yourself. Like me, you just might find it entertaining.

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