Under the Dome "Reconciliation" Review: Oh Sh*t, Julia's in Charge Now (PHOTO RECAP)

Under the Dome S02E05: "Reconciliation"


Dome-breros, I know I come around these parts every Tuesday and throw a bunch of sarcasm at you, but I am being one-billion-percent serious when I say that this particular episode of Under the Dome was one of the worst episodes to ever splatter onto our television screens. R.I.P., logic and common sense; what a shame it was to see you brutally murdered, set aflame, and launched into space in "Reconciliation." Did you misplace your phone or accidentally call your wife "Blurglepants" after watching this episode? If you did, it's not your fault—Under the Dome made you dumber. Your brain has essentially been replaced by a kumquat.

And is it any coincidence that the episode that shaved several points off our IQs was the one in which Julia Shumway, professional journalist for the Chester's Mill Independent, rose to power? It was going to take several expertly crafted and convincing speeches and a whole bunch of nick-of-time deus ex machinas to save Chester's Mill from the incompetent rule of Julia Shumway. Luckily, both were more readily available than a free coffee refill at Sweetbriar Rose.

Let us begin with something that happened even before the episode started tripping over its own feet and repeatedly smashing its teeth into the pavement. The "Welcome to Under the Dome" message designed to give first-time viewers (run, first-time viewers, run until you cannot run anymore!) a brief overview of what's happening stated that a dome came down over Chester's Mill TWO WEEKS AGO. In Junior's first scene, he said he received an email from his mom two days ago, which we saw happen two episodes ago. So in 12 days, the following happened in Chester's Mill:

  • The Dome came down
  • A fire burned that house down and stopped everything in town
  • There was a meningitis outbreak
  • The military launched a huge bomb at the Dome
  • There was a water shortage
  • There was another water shortage
  • A large underground fighting league started in the abandoned cement factory
  • Joe almost had sex with Norrie against the Dome
  • Several manhunts occurred 
  • Food supplies were depleted
  • The Dome went all black
  • Magnet Dome!!!
  • The great Caterpillar Plague of 2013 or whenever this show takes place
  • There was almost a manmade Swine Flu epidemic
  • An axe murderer terrorized the populace

You know how some shows have employees whose main job is to make sure that story timelines match up and there are no inaccuracies? The guy who took that gig on Under the Dome's must've quit on his first day. Haven't we seen Barbie and Julia wake up in each other's arms like 20 times? Are they taking lots of mid-afternoon naps? Or maybe all that stuff I listed above really did happen in less than a fortnight, in which case everyone in Chester's Mill is doing a bang-up job of keeping it together because I would've lost my marbles by now. I have trouble staying sane when my DVR is recording two shows at once, but Chester's Millians deal with near-death situations by getting an omelet and a cup o' Joe at the town diner. 

Or maybe the pressure IS getting to the townfolk, because for the first time in forever, the people of Chester's Mill were not operating under one singular hivemind. They formed "opinions," and had "debates" based on their own individual "feelings" rather than blindly burning down whatever Big Jim told them to burn down. Well, only two guys really did, but like an electoral college or the Nielsen ratings system, they represented EVERYBODY.


That's Greg siding with Big Jim; he was angry that Julia turned Chester's Mill into a police state by throwing Big Jim in jail and conspiracy-theorizing that Big Jim was set up because he was never caught with a virus in his hand. And that's Wendell who's all pro-Julia; he chose the Shumway ticket mostly because he didn't want to support someone "who tried to murder everyone with that virus of his." Obviously Greg was a total doofus, and what we would call a "truther," but then again, the alternative was to follow a lady who was power-tripping because a butterfly landed on her. Whose side do you choose!?!?! Regardless, neither of these actors should add their performances in "Reconciliation" to their sizzle reel. 

Tension in town was higher than Ben watching The Incredibles on Blu-ray, and Julia set a trial to determine how guilty Big Jim and Rebecca the Science Teacher were for their plot to indiscriminately murder a quarter of the town using biological warfare. Julia, always the fair dictator, decided that Big Jim and Rebecca the Science Teacher needed legal representation, so she asked Caroline (who is still on this show, btw) if she would lawyer up and Caroline agreed as if it was no big deal to defend the lives of two people who'd just tried to infect the town with manmade pig disease so they could have extra cans of peaches. I found this rather amusing.

Meanwhile, in jail, Big Jim and Rebecca the Science Teacher were bitching and moaning about something, who knows. But Rebecca the Science Teacher did explain science to us when she said, "The virus was stronger than I thought, if the evidence changes, your thinking has to change, it's called science!" What do you know, she's right!

Unfortunately for Julia, holding a trial before an angry mob wasn't as easy as it sounded, and soon the crowd got as rowdy as a mosh pit at a Hootie and the Blowfish concert right in the middle of Darius Rucker's sweet guitar solo in "Only Wanna Be With You." 

Is that the whitest thing you've ever seen, or just the second whitest thing you've ever seen? And Wendell, previously the voice of reason at the diner, decided he would give his own brand of lawyering a shot. 

So that was the big trial. I'd say it went pretty well. 

Hey let's check in on Joe! He and his harem were off touching Domes and generally letting the palpable hatred between Norrie and Melanie grow in hopes that Norrie's blood pressure would cause her eyeballs to explode. Joe finally called Norrie a bitch, but only after Norrie went to Bitch-Con 5 by unnecessarily bringing her dead mother into an argument with Melanie. 


That pushed Joe away and he fell into Melanie's open mouth! You know what they say, girls from the '80s who hatched from a Dome egg at the bottom of a lake are so easy.

Norrie was not happy!

Norrie is like that short guy who talks tough and gets his ass beat right after the bell. 

Anyway, before Melanie and Norrie could start snapping each other's training bras again, Joe had an idea:

When that didn't work, he decided they should all take a blood test to determine whether they had blood or not, apparently. Because when they went to the high-school science lab to look at the blood under microscopes, Joe hit a blank.

Apparently Joe expected the blood samples' hemoglobins to spell out "H-U-M-A-N" and "E-G-G-L-A-D-Y" underneath the microscope? Under the Dome has done a lot of stupid things, especially with Joe, but I don't think anyone will ever recover from this one. 

Back in town, Julia was pretty bummed about Officer DJ Phil's version of courtroom justice, so she asked him to quit but Officer DJ Phil wasn't scared of no lady. 

Hahaha, he couldn't take off his badge fast enough once Barbie showed up. And that nod! That will keep me laughing for decades, and I will tell my grandchildren about that time DJ Phil wussed harder than anything ever. 

That disgraceful surrender would only fuel Officer DJ Phil's quest to take down Julia, so he came up with a plan. I forgot to mention earlier that just before the trial, Julia suggested that the townspeople pool all their food so that everyone would get a share and no one would starve. Phil's plan was to blow all that shit up. 

It was a pretty solid plan that wouldn't fail unless DJ Phil did something really stupid like say that the wires of the generator were frayed when no one even knew how the place blew up in the first place. So of course DJ Phil told everyone that the wires of the generator were frayed. Luckily for DJ Phil, everyone was too dumb to realize that he'd just confessed to blowing up all the food. However, DJ Phil was only 90-percent stupid, and hid the food in a side room before he blew the spot where the food was being collected. Somehow. I mean, I'm confused. Everyone was moving stuff in the main room when it blew up, but after the explosion, most of the food was in Phil's secret side room. However, compared to some of the other dumb stuff that happened in this episode, it's actually believable that Phil moved all the food really, really fast. 

Later, nosy Caroline came around and realized that Phil had hoarded all the food and discovered that he'd planted the explosion, so DJ Phil made her useful and took her hostage. Barbie showed up and there was a big fight between Barbie and two of DJ Phil's thugs (DJ Phil has some thugs now, just go with it), so Barbie got to show off more of his military moves.

Then there was a tense showdown between Barbie and all-of-sudden-villain DJ Phil!

Barbie saved the day for the, well, I guess 14th day in a row since only two weeks have passed. But what about the food shortage!?!? That was fixed by that crazy lady Andrea who had a monster supply of food in her apartment. It's like she lived inside a Costco. Apparently her late husband was a survivalist and collected all this food in case something bad happened. And he just kept it inside the house wherever. 


AND THAT IS HOW THE BIG FOOD SHORTAGE WAS RESOLVED! Some crazy lady had a bunch of food in her house. Literally just lying around. That picture above is of Julia in the crazy lady's LIVING ROOM. Her furniture was made out of pallets of instant mac-n-cheese. She brushed her teeth with Hawaiian Punch, mayonnaise, and celery sticks. 

Then there was a huge feast at the diner, and everyone stuffed their fat faces like they were reenacting Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and food was falling from the sky. 

Then Julia brought in Big Jim and Rebecca the Science Teacher and basically decided to bury the hatchet and everyone clapped like idiots. 


But that wasn't all! Rebecca the Science Teacher, Junior, and Sam (the latter two were headed to the locker after following some incredibly convoluted clues that were sneakily planted by Sam) met up at Melanie's mysterious empty locker and discovered that it had been kicked in and was actually a tunnel that led somewhere underground for the episode's big WHOA moment... except it was more like an UGH moment.  


And that was "Reconciliation," one of the worst episodes of Under the Dome that ever Domed our Domes. WAS WENDELL'S LIFE WORTH IT!?!?!? Does anyone know where Ben is? I miss that guy.


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Aug 02, 2014
I liked when Mrs. Science determined the big guy was dead by nudging his wound in an awkward way.
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Aug 02, 2014
I HATE THIS SHOW. I HATES IT, I HATES IT!

Oh my god, that was cathartic. Everyone should try it. And stop watching this weekly televised abortion---it used to be "so bad it's good," but now, it's "so bad it would be good... except far too many people are watching it that I now question my faith in humanity"
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Aug 01, 2014
I don´t watch the show, though I did read the book, but I do have to admit that I do enjoy Tim´s reviews/ photo recaps very much because they make me laugh. Good job Tim!
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Aug 01, 2014
This series is so much fun to watch! It's complete insane so insane that you can not see the next scene coming!
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Aug 01, 2014
I hope this series doesn't end soon, seriously. I don't watch it I read the photo recap and it makes my day
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Jul 31, 2014
Pro: Julia has purty hair
Con: Everything else
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Jul 31, 2014
It seems we have some unintentional comedies what with this and The Following. Phil's nod though - Hahahahahaha!
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Aug 01, 2014
the following is funny but in a different way , under the dome is really more fun than the following , more crazy , and the plot is so stupid
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Jul 31, 2014
It is just hilarious now!
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Jul 31, 2014
I think they've finally realised that the only reason people are still watching this show is to laugh at how stupid it is, so they've decided to just embrace the stupidity.
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Jul 31, 2014
Julia is Bigfoot. Bigfoot smash little science teacher to the ground. This show is so ridiculous it's funny.
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Jul 31, 2014
can they make this show go any slower? Please, we need to drink up all of it!
hahahaha
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Jul 31, 2014
I stopped watching this sometime during season 1, because I couldn't stand anymore of the stupidity of it, but reading these reviews made me reconsider. I might just give it another chance as a comedy show.
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Jul 31, 2014
Go back and finish season 1 because these recaps don't fully capture the comedy that this show is!! For starters it seems like the town doubled in size between seasons.
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Jul 31, 2014
The Dome Moves in Mysterious Ways my friend.
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Jul 31, 2014
Let me try to explain about the "two weeks," not that this show deserves it. The reference to "two weeks" was in the voice-over to start the new season, because, I guess, the first season took place over a period of two weeks. That's almost plausible, like each episode was a day, or whatever. But to match all the other stupidity in this show, nobody has bothered to update this narration, which has been repeated at the beginning of every episode this season. Would it cost that much to have Barbie update the narration and say, oh, I don't know, three weeks have passed? I agree, this episode was horrible. It's too bad, because it was finally showing a smidgeon of promise last week (or maybe that was only an hour ago in Chester's Mill).
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Aug 02, 2014
*reading, nodding, reading* " ... because it was finally showing a smidgeon of promise---" ---BWAAAAAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA... *deletes memory of reading*
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Jul 31, 2014
U guys are watching a show for 2 years now,which u say that it is stupid...well what does that make u?:p
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Jul 31, 2014
People who can enjoy stupidity?
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Jul 31, 2014
Lol...:D i was going 4 more stupid but i can live with your answer! I like it: )
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Jul 30, 2014
They keep viewers only because people want to see if they can top the ridiculousness of the week before. Doing good so far.
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Jul 31, 2014
It does it without failure every time!!
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Jul 30, 2014
This is the most entertaining show in television history. I mean it. No comedy writer could make me laugh so much, so hard so often...
I am now 100% convinced that the writers are having a dare contest who can come up with the biggest nonsense....
"Hey let's put Julia in charge of the town"
"haha, you wouldn't dare"
"Wanna bet?"
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Jul 31, 2014
Have you figured out the formula to the drinking game the writers came up with yet?
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Jul 31, 2014
unfortunately i was kicked out of the AA-Meeting / Writers Room
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Jul 30, 2014
there's only one thing more stupid than this episode - me still watching this show. I don't know what's wrong with me.
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Jul 30, 2014
The writers on this show just basically write "whatever" they want. Why should they write sense when all the nonsense is getting them the ratings.

They are not doing a bad job if the ratings are still doing okay. We should all really stop or they might be a season three *ouch* !
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Jul 31, 2014
no way in hell will this make it to a 3rd season
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Jul 31, 2014
Didn't we all say that about The Following?
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Jul 31, 2014
It is all about the ratings.
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Jul 31, 2014
CAREFUL. I said the same thing about it making it to season 2. What's even more bizarre I'm liking the show for all the wrong reasons.
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Jul 30, 2014
To add to the list...Julia (and maybe Barbie and others) who have had miraculous recoveries from gunshot wounds...maybe the Dome has an unknown healing power!!!! LOL Also, Norrie has one look and one look only...like she's constipated! Watching this show is like watching a NASCAR race...you are just waiting for the wrecks...you just can't help yourself! It helps that it is on in the summer and in a time slot with no competition, otherwise it would never have lasted 2 episodes, let alone 2 seasons!
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Jul 31, 2014
Norrie is probably just frustrated.
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Jul 30, 2014
Could the kids of this show do something useful like die ? I was so happy when the teenage girl died. I was hoping the others could do the same.
Also, if you look at blood under a microscope, you're gonna see red, nothing more.
Last : 2 weeks only and they were talking about killing each other to preserve food ? People can stay many weeks without eating. Or has the scientist woman never heard about starving or science ?
Why am I still watching that thing ? Because it is the summer holiday and nothing is on. Also because I like to criticise but nevermind...
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Jul 30, 2014
"Is that the whitest thing you've ever seen, or just the second whitest thing you've ever seen?"

Maybe so, but as a Maine resident I can once again assure you it is 100% accurate. This place is so white that a tan instantly makes you look "from away."
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Jul 30, 2014
Ow! My brain!
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Jul 30, 2014
Also... 12 days!?!?

Jeez, I guessed I missed those references. I figured the dome appeared weeks ago.

This is a lot of insanity for 12 days. These people are really screwy.
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Jul 30, 2014
Also amazing how they scorched the surrounding area for miles with the missile (last season), and it all grew back / was rebuilt immediately.
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Jul 30, 2014
Julia easily believed Big Jim last week when he told her that Barbie was involved in the virus plot. Then this week, she's only convinced that Barbie wasn't involved when Rebecca tells her he wasn't & that Big Jim lied, not when Barbie tells her. So instead of trusting the person that she's been intimate with & has been her biggest ally, she's more easily convinced by the 2 people that almost killed the town?? Not to mention Big Jim already killed people & tried to have her & Barbie killed. Oh, & she also trusts Sam, who she just met & happens to be another killer.
It's an understatement to say that Julia has got to be the worst judge of character & possibly the worst person that could have been chosen to lead this town. Even the crazy gun wielding guy at the trial would be better... & he's dead! At least he had his convictions & wasn't easily swayed to change his loyalties.
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Jul 30, 2014
It's not that hard to believe.

Some guy tells you your girlfriend cheated on you with him... gives one or two non generic details, and the timeline actually makes sense.

Many (but not all) will have a hard time believing the girlfriend when she says it's bulls**t. Some will believe the GF, some will believe it when they calm down and listen to reason, others will have a HARD time letting go of it... even if it's just in the back of their mind.

In this case, Barbie DID agree to go along with SOME of it so it wasn't complete BS.
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Jul 30, 2014
So here's my predictions for next week

We'll get Morgan Freeman doing a voice over, describing how the original 4 3 hands dug that tunnel with a small rock hammer. And Morgan saying "I remember thinking it would take a man six hundred years to dig a tunnel behind their locker... old Sam did it in a semester."

Flashback to the young version of the 4 3 hands hiding the rocks and dirt in the playground, and later crawling through the sewers... so they can hide the original egg and the dead body.
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Jul 30, 2014
And yet Siberia was cancelled.

If not for Stephen King's name attached to this, and some early clever marketing involving a half-cow, this show would be toast.
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Jul 30, 2014
I stopped watching this shit after last season's finale. What a load of dreck. Your reviews of the Dome are bang on though and sometimes quite funny.
Answer: Maybe it was a peephole into the boys locker room.
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Jul 30, 2014
Don't blame you if you stopped watching after last season BUT how can you say the current reviews are bang on?
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Jul 30, 2014
Because the reviews are not only reviews but also a recap of what´s going on on the show. And what is going on is crazy.
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Jul 30, 2014
Have you read his season 1 reviews and Falling Skies reviews? I trust his reviews on those shows, Fargo and POI the most. I don't even keep up with this season's reviews of UTD by Tim, this just caught my attention. And by experience, I can believe that UTD has got even more dumber now.
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Jul 31, 2014
Yes, I have read some of Tim's reviews of many shows and would never base my viewing on his reviews. At times he hits the mark and other times he misses badly...of course this is a personal opinion and not necessarily shared by you.
I prefer to make my decisions based on actually watching the show.
Making comments about a show based on reviews, rather than the actual show, seems a little odd.
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Aug 22, 2014
"I" wouldn't base my opinions on his reviews as well. He goes overboard in his praise for GOT and there are lots of his reviews of other shows I vociferously am against. But, if my thinking is on the right path, you do understand English and hence you can read that I did sit through season 1 even though I thought it was major crap just to complete it. I don't like leaving shows midway. But, this is the first show which I did. Base your comments on facts first and assumptions later.
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Jul 30, 2014
Yeh, it doesn't make any logical sense.

It's like saying "I didn't witness the event or watch a recording, but your description to the cops was perfectly accurate." Huh?
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Aug 22, 2014
I was referring 'bang on' to his season 1 reviews and was of the opinion that season 2 would be more of the same shit and hence the reviews were probably right on the money. Get it?
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Jul 31, 2014
Agree. Seems a little odd to make comments about a show you haven't even watched. Not to get too serious but being spoon feed the 'facts' rather than finding them yourself, in other parts of life is becoming all too common.
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Aug 22, 2014
Read again. Season 1, I watched the entire thing.
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Jul 30, 2014
I don't think GK1 is using "bang on" in the way that you think he or she is.
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Aug 22, 2014
'He' would be right.
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Jul 30, 2014
Under the Dome has done a lot of stupid things, especially with Joe, but I don't think anyone will ever recover from this one.

Yeh, that whole scenario seemed off.

Had they written it as: I'm not seeing anything MAJORLY different between the two, but I'm not a scientist. Let's get a second opinion then I would have accepted it better. Maybe the fear was she was so different that instead of red donuts they would be copper triangles or something.

But the way it was written or portrayed, it made him look REALLY stupid.
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Jul 31, 2014
Well Joe is really stupid.
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Jul 30, 2014
UtD had a comic con panel and Rachelle Lefevre said they had been under the dome for like a month so I guess the 2 weeks thing is just lazy editing.
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Jul 30, 2014
I wanna give up on this show so much, i wish Tim's reviews was a full written review (like he does with Fargo & True Detective) instead of pictures then i could quit the show and just read the reviews so i don't have to sit through more of this shit.
Next time someone says the likes of Pretty Little Liars is shit, I'm gonna use 3 simple word: Under The Dome....

WORST SHOW ON TV... WHY CAN'T I QUIT IT?!

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Jul 30, 2014
We do have the text recaps on the episode pages. Typically they've been up shortly after the episode aired. I was tied up most of Monday night, but it will be up later tonight (Wednesday).
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Jul 30, 2014
Sorry, I only read the articles on the main news page. I never read episode reviews using the episode pages.
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Jul 30, 2014
It's not a review, it's a recap. A scene-by-scene text description of the entire episode.

If watching it is too intolerable and/or takes too long, reading the recap might help you with what's going on.

Here's last week's as an example.

http://www.tv.com/shows/under-the-dome/revelation-3036202/recap/



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Jul 30, 2014
First: good review Tim, once again! :) Still haven't seen an episode. I do however start to get curious wondering if the watching one is just as funny as the reviews....

Second: I thought this was based on a book by Stephen King? (Never read it either). What's up with that?

Third: the door leads to the center of the earth. (Middle-earth perhaps)
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Jul 30, 2014
Not to defend the show because it is disappointing BUT
you never have watched the show, never read the novel and base your show knowledge on second-hand reviews.
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Jul 31, 2014
Your absolutely right.
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Jul 30, 2014
It's based on a book... but I wouldn't be surprised if they went off the rails a while back. From what I understand though, at least some of the broad strokes are present... people losing their s**t when a dome appears.

Haven is another recent example of a show based loosely on a book by King... the show and book have VERY LITTLE in common. But Haven is actually decent.
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Aug 01, 2014
Under The Dome shares the main concept of a dome appearing around a small town with some characters sharing names and high level descriptions.
After that it took off in its own direction. Think of it as an alternative storyline to the one in the novel. I think of it as an alternative universe with the novel being the real universe. And the novel is much much better. But this is summer fodder so I continue to watch.
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Jul 30, 2014
They were never on the rails vis a vis the novel.

Other then the nickname of a murder victim, and maybe one or two character names, Haven has nothing in common with the book it is "based on."
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Jul 30, 2014
Oh, that I know that about Haven... hence the loosely and very little bits.

I remember reading it way back, so when I heard they were making this series I was like "Cool" And... the only thing it had in common was there was a murdered guy they called the Colorado kid...

And I guess some minor stuff like Dave and Vince.

I enjoy it, but I have to wonder how it got being made if it was SOOOO different.
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Jul 30, 2014
No comments yet on how someone can be part of an explosion approximately 3 feet from their face (an explosion strong enough to blow out walls & windows) yet escape with a small cut on their face....and even be strong enough to go back into it to lift up debris off of the person that was in a coma a week ago.
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Jul 30, 2014
Prediction: the tunnel will lead out from under the dome, but those who discovered it (Rebecca, Sam, Junior) won't tell the others in Chester's Mill about it because "they need to protect the people from the truth."
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Jul 30, 2014
My prediction

They'll find some alien or advanced thingy down there which is tied to the dome. Perhaps a generator, perhaps the old / original egg from way back, etc.

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Jul 30, 2014
just say it already: the ALIEN queen
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Jul 30, 2014
LOL, I don't know which alien is scarier

The aliens aliens from the Alien franchise: face huggers, chest bursters, serpentine acid aliens.

Or the butt-crawling mind-possessing alien with huge teeth from Dreamcatcher, another Stephen King work.

Seriously, this is NOT something you want going up your poop chute.
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Jul 30, 2014
How much show time has elapsed since the military dropped its giant bomb and vapourised the outside world? Nature sure does bounce back quick.
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Jul 30, 2014
I forget... did we see the devastation completely surround the dome? Or was it on just one side of something.

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Aug 12, 2014
I honestly can't remember and I'm afraid of going back for a look
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Jul 30, 2014
tim who don't think watching this show you drink, thats the motto. Where do u start the last time I saw this much stupidity was in revolution and that's cancelled. Joe and annoying plus girl from 80's karate kid need to be killed off suggestion maneating beaver springs to mind , sorry I just revealed the next episode lol. Big jim avoided hanging , trial by lynchmob , acid rain what next bullet to the head he' the new phil mitchell (eastenders uk) Here is a suggestions for the writers Godzilla pops over for a snack and smashes the dome to bits now thats a B movie in it self.
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Jul 30, 2014
You must really, really miss Ben as you're repeatedly mentioning him. And I couldn't be with you more! My guess is he's opened a kickass skate park where people can do skate-offs for food and now that everyone has food he'll turn to selling everyone weed. Actually, that's probably what he was doing all along and that's how everyone has been able to deal with their shit!

Jeez, I can't wait for next week! Maybe Sam will kill Norrie and Joe will think: "About that time I had the ingenious idea about having sex for the first time against the dome? Melanie will def be down!"
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Jul 30, 2014
Why are we avoiding the elephant in the room? Week after week, Dome after Dome, we come and read from the pen of Dr. Tim. Isn't it obvious that there should be a show called
Tim Surette Live where we see the back of Tim's head just in front of the videos of the dumbest parts of UtD while he cracks wise about how stupid it is? Let's keep this simple and say take 5 minutes worth of scenes and do the voiceover with Tim. Go ahead, start the Kickstarter, go to the Indiegogo, pay the Paypal and mike it so!
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Jul 30, 2014
You know who would feel pretty stupid right now if Rebecca the Science Teacher had mass-murdered a quarter of the people because of low supplies? The old lady who had enough supplies stockpiled to last for months, and did not tell anyone.
I love this show.
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Jul 31, 2014
You forgot about the endless supply of gasoline for all the vehicles. It's a nice dome it lets out all the co2 and replenishes all the oxygen.
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Jul 31, 2014
Their gasoline isn't that endless but I imagine it will be an issue before long.

It's only been 12 days. Most gas stations fill up every ~2 weeks

My understanding is many of the town's inhabitants left town for some carnival or parade. So that's fewer people inside the dome "filling up" and potentially some spare cars to siphon from if it comes to that.
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Jul 30, 2014
Dude, the town was going cray-cray. It was honestly a tough call how to proceed... especially since the town didn't know how screwed they were until recently and didn't take it well. Prior to that, maybe she thought they were doing OK food-wise.

Tell them en-masse that you have a s**t load of supplies, and you'll have an angry mob of rioters storming your front porch so they can take some bags of NutterButters or CaptainCrunch.

So fine tell a trusted person: but who do you trust? Tell the wrong person, like Big Jim, and maybe he arranges to steal the food and kill you. Tell a misguided person, and you have the riot scenario from above.

When anarchy rules, you don't want to be known as the guy who has something valuable.... at least not by the wrong people.
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Jul 30, 2014
This show makes Ed Wood look like Stanley Kubrick.
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Jul 30, 2014
You can understand why Barbie doesn't want to be the next sheriff... in the space of two weeks they've had more police die then most TV big cities lose in an entire year!

As for the crazy survivalist lady I can see the conversation that goes with that :

CrazyFoodLady - "My late husband was a survivalist nut and hoarded all this food"
CrazyMonarch/Julia - "So what did your husband die from?"
CrazyFoodLady - "Starvation!!"
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Jul 30, 2014
Hahahahagahahahahahahahahaha!
I don't even watch the show anymore I just read these reviews 'cos they are so damn funny!

One thing I don't understand - if DJ Phil saved most of the food why did they need crazy survival lady's supply?
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Jul 30, 2014
Their food supply was aready dwindling: starvation was an upcoming issue even without the fire.

Crazy schoolteacher "calculated" that the food (pre-fire) would only last the ENTIRE town another 1-2 weeks... hence the desire to kill people with a virus. Presumably a fresh crop wouldn't be available for harvest another couple months and they wouldn't survive the gap.

Now they have more food... and presumably enough to make it to the next harvest so food and water are no longer an immediate issue.
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Jul 30, 2014
Thanks.
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Jul 30, 2014
so they can have a party every day at the diner
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Jul 30, 2014
I feel guilty, like slowing down driving past an accident to look for dead bodies kind of guilty, for watching this show. Read the book years ago and almost envy those critics who never did because there's so much to hate about this show on its own. It feels like someone said "We're going to make a TV show based on Lord of the Flys. But we'll change it a little for TV."and what they came out with was The Goonies, but still called Lord of the Flys.
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Jul 30, 2014
So sad :(
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Jul 30, 2014
One more thing, if your late husband hoarded your whole house full of food to where you can't even move, wouldn't you eventually put up a shed or something? She had all this land and decided that she would rather not be able to move around.

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Jul 30, 2014
ROFL at your review, Tim!

The whole episode was so ridiculously bad that you can't stop watching it. I love the angry mob scene, which was barely angry at all. And is it just me, or did people just start to look at each other (like husbands and wives, might I add) and did little sibling shoves to each other? I was confused if it were an angry mob or a bunch of elementry students turning on each other.

And btw, what the hell is up Phil's ass? Is he still butt hurt about thinking Barbie is a murderer and he's taking it out on Julia? Seriously, get over it!

I think they just didn't update the intro with the "two weeks ago a dome fell on Chester's Mill" because, correct me if I am wrong, the science lady's calendar from the virus episode, should have shown an accurate timeline.
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Jul 30, 2014
So, we're supposed to believe that Junior's mom, who has the painting skill of a three year old, was able to draw a portrait that looked exactly like Angie?
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Jul 30, 2014
I hate to even bring it up, but.....don't you think the tunnel is just a convenient device for people to move in and out of the dome? Junior's mom coming back inside in 3, 2, 1...
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Jul 30, 2014
joes' adventure in blood splatter analysis was probably the BEST moment in dome history! actually, all his scientific experiments are great, like dome-sex.
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Jul 30, 2014
Remarkable scenes! Why was he looking at the blood? Why did he get all the way to loeading the slides before admitting he had no idea what he was doing? Just amazing
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Jul 30, 2014
He got the idea when he saw the redhead chick bleeding from her fall.

I imagine the idea was to give them some closure: was dome-chick human, alien, bacon animal, etc. Since I think there were some lines of dialog with dome chick asking "I'm not even human"

So compare the two gals, and if they're the same then dome chick is at least close to human. If instead of red donuts she has green triangles, then they know she's not particularly human.

But... the scene was done poorly... like he made it all the way and then didn't know what to do. They should have had him glance at both samples and said "they look close enough, but I'm not a scientist... maybe there's something I'm missing"

Instead we got a "Duh, I forgot to read that last page in science class that one day... this is all I know how to do"
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Jul 30, 2014
he was just trying to impress mel and ended up looking like a complete dick
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Jul 30, 2014
And who the heck casts the extras on the show? The air-clapping woman at the airfield a few episodes back was bad. But the unenthusiastic patty-cake pushing at the "mob riot" was even worse. Even in the short gif above, watch them politely push each other back.
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Jul 30, 2014
what this people need is a hippie concert chill out man lol
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Jul 30, 2014
This show makes Gilligan's Island look like The Sopranos in comparison.
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