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Under the Dome S01E09: "The Fourth Hand"

This episode of Under the Dome was busier than a bee on Tax Day! It was like five episodes of Mini Under the Dome all up in each other like a mini-dome under a regular-sized dome. It was like a set-up episode for a set-up episode. When we look back on "The Fourth Hand," we'll remember it as the episode about a new designer drug, and the episode about gun control, and the episode about the mini-dome needing a fourth hand to unlock it, and the episode about Mama Rennie's amazing art, and the episode about Joe chasing chickens, and the episode that made us wish Natalie Zea had stayed put on Justified.

But since "The Fourth Hand" had such a huge to-do list, it sped along at lightning speed, hitting so many different micro-plots that it never spent enough time with any of them. A month ago Under the Dome would have devoted an entire episode to the arrival of a new drug in town, or tearing up the Second Amendment, or the search for the mini-dome, but in "The Fourth Hand" these stories were all crushed together into visual bullet points and we were the bloody mess left behind. If you're like me and you want to see this show go completely bonkers, this episode was exactly what we need more of. Go nuts, you weird show!

Let's start with our new gorgeous criminal overlord Maxine, played by the awesome Natalie Zea, who I love very much. Maxine's been chillin' in Chester's Mill ever since she got stuck there on her way to visit Big Jim, as she told us in some of the most exposition-y exposition that was ever expositioned. You gotta have guest-stars come appear on this show as people from existing characters' pasts, and if that means they show up after weeks of hiding out and watching Monk reruns in an abandoned home they stumbled upon once the dome came down, then so be it. Smooth entry, Maxine. "I'll just sit here until the dome disappears or until it's my turn to come out," said every future guest star, somewhere in an empty home in Chester's Mill. 

Maxine is more then eye candy, though, she's into nose candy! Or however one self-administers a new drug called Rapture that was sweeping across Chester's Mill this week thanks to Maxine. (I love it when shows make up new drugs, as if that's all of a sudden going to change people's minds about trying alternative substances. "Heroin? That's dangerous! But I'll definitely give this new superdrug a shot since it has a really cool name.") Rapture is the drug the crazy reverend was not only always geeked-out on, but the drug he was cooking up between embalming appointments. And it makes you happy like Druggy Larry!

Plus, like with all good drugs, Rapture's secret ingredient is something highly combustible, toxic, and used for BBQs. Pro-motherf'ing-pane! Thus all the pieces began to fit together, and the realization of the great conspiracy of Chester's Mill suddenly washed over us like a shower with no water pressure. Big Jim was hoarding propane to give to Maxine so she could make her superdrug Rapture, I guess. To put the situation in Breaking Bad terms, Big Jim is Lydia in Season 5a, the propane is methylamine, Maxine is Heisenberg, and based on his lack of mental stability, Junior has to be Tuco. 

But Maxine had bigger plans for Chester's Mill than just selling its citizens on huffing some Blue Rhino... she wanted to turn the place into her own Circus Circus with booze, gambling, and Rapture for all! And if the previews for next week's episode are any indication, that includes underground fight clubs. Underground Fight Clubs!!! I repeat: Under the Dome is getting into underground fight clubs. I cannot wait for this! To put the situation in The Walking Dead terms, Maxine is the Governor, Chester's Mill is Woodbury, Big Jim is Shane, Barbie is Rick, and based on his inexplicable behavior, Junior has to be Andrea. 

Anyway, with everyone already uppity over being trapped beneath a membrane, you can't have Raptured-out druggies running around town. Wait, that's not right, we want to have addicts going crazy all over the place. What we can't have are people with guns shooting at the druggies and defending their families, because it'd be bad for business. Yup, that was Maxine's logic, and because Maxine had her hand so far up Big Jim's butt because she had dirt on him (the secret of his propane stockpile and proof of his involvement in the drug trade), she had Big Jim call on the people to voluntarily hand over their firearms in exchange for other supplies, under the guise that Chester's Mill would be safer if regular folks didn't have guns. Remember, Big Jim is a used-car salesman. He can sell a block of ice to an Eskimo, so naturally everyone in town thought that handing over their weapons was a great idea, despite all the crazies and looting going on in this state of emergency.

And boy did Chester's Mill have some guns! Based on the yahoos we saw toting around the NRA's wet dream at Big Jim's Gun Rodeo, there are three guns for every citizen of Chester's Mill. This place could easily defend itself against a North Korean invasion. Do British people watching Under the Dome think that this is what America is like? Well, I can confirm that it is, and we will shoot all of you if you say "aluminium" one more damn time! I'm actually writing this review with a pistol in one hand and a bazooka in the other.



However, there was one guy who didn't turn in his 40 or so guns so Big Jim and Barbie went to unarm him by any means necessary ("any means" being a huge sniper rifle with laser scope) because he didn't cooperate with their VOLUNTARY program. Look, I'm just going to be straight with you. This sequence was dumb. But I'm going to talk about it anyway. Apparently this Ted guy lost his wife and kid when they drove their car straight into the dome. To put the situation in The Walking Dead terms, Ted was Morgan from the episode "Clear." Ted's loss was our entertainment though, because seeing those cars crash into the dome were super cool. Anyway, Ted said he had already lost enough, so he didn't want to give up his guns, but for some reason he was perfectly okay with trying to blow himself up with a grenade. Because when you want to commit suicide and you have plenty of guns around the house, it's best to choose the most imprecise option possible. Why definitely commit suicide with a shotgun blast to the back of the throat when you can maybe just blow up both your arms instead? Nice thinking, Ted. Ted pulled the pin, then Big Jim bellyflopped on him and put the pin back and this incredibly tense situation was diffused. Phew. No, you do not get those four minutes of your life back. They belong to Under the Dome now and forever.

While Big Jim was handling the guns, Officer Linda was snooping around the propane stockade and learning that Sheriff Duke wasn't the good guy he was made out to be. My favorite part was when she came upon a locked shed full of pressurized and very explodable propane tanks and did this:

Okay, so it didn't blow up, but it could have. Watch it, Linda. Your Darwin Award is just around the corner, and I can't wait. Linda is the worst character on this show (it's a tie with everyone else except for Junior) and there's really no reason to keep her around. Certainly not for her acting.

While the adults were out collecting guns and nearly getting themselves killed, the children, and those with the mental capacity of children (looking at you, Julia), went searching for answers to the dome. Junior reunited with Angie in the diner, and before Angie could say "Not again!" she said, "The pink stars are falling" while twerking on the ground in a seizure. Then Junior took her to his mom's art studio to show her how they were connected to everything, but before we get to that we have to take a look at Mama Rennie's art. This is a woman who has her own art studio, so she should be a pretty good artist, right? Let's take a look at some of her fine pieces:



Wow! Someone call 1-800-THE-LOUVRE because the world needs to see this stuff, said the sarcastic art dealer. A drunk baby could paint better than this. 

That final piece of art had pink stars on it, so Junior figured that his mom was a psychic and that Angie must be a psychic and that he's part of "it" because he's in the picture and none of that really makes any sense. ANYWAY.

Joe chased some chickens with all the grace of a club-footed walrus:


Come on, Joe, you just fell over in that last one. And this was Norrie's reaction:

But soon they were hunting for the mini-dome. After some pointless and time-filling tail-chasing—Julia asked Dodee to borrow the yagi but it was broken, and the mini-dome moved because Joe carried it while sleepwalking—something cool actually happened, and it only took 58 minutes to get there. Angie, Norrie, and Joe found the mini-dome and the Purple Egg in a barn and put their hands on it because these people can't keep their hands off domes. And hey! Look at what happened!

An handprint appeared on the mini-dome, the obvious answer being they need a fourth epileptic to put their hand on it! But who can the fourth hand (oh now I get the episode title) belong to? Better host a Japanese anime party and find out, Joe. I didn't much care about Maxine, the guns, or the drugs, but this mini-dome business? Count me in!

And that wrapped up a super hectic episode of Under the Dome, which is still doing silly things. But it's also finally kinda getting interesting? Too bad that overall, the show is moving at the pace of a geriatric snail. 



ADDEN-DOMES


– Formal apology to Dodee, who last week I said was probably playing Sarah MacLachlan in Phil's absence. She is still kicking out psych jamz for Chester's Mill to rip bong hits to.

– Jeez, the score was so inappropriately out of control this week. It didn't matter what was going on in the episode; as long as it was about to cut to a commercial, the violins went nuts. Right before break numero dos, Barbie said, "I'm gonna stay close to him and find out what he's up to." Then the music was all like, "WHEEEEEEEEEE BOOOOOM!" as if that was some HUGE revelation.

– I'm a little worried about Zea's career trajectory. In recent years she's been on FX's amazing Justified, but left that for Fox's The Following and now she's on Under the Dome?

– How about that great explanation of Carolyn's absence so the show can save some money by leaving the actress off the call sheet? Norrie said she needs some time alone, still. This woman is a TERRIBLE mother.

– "Because Norrie and I have had that exact same seizure," Joe said. 

– "This whole time I have been holding onto the belief that there's an explanation for why this is happening. After today, I don't know. Maybe we'll never understand. Maybe it's better to just say, 'Screw it.' To stop looking for answers we'll never get. Be grateful for things we do have." Julia, speaking for all of us.

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AIRED ON 9/10/2015

Season 3 : Episode 13

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This is the last episode of Under the Dome for me but I love your reviews Tim.
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this review is officially my favorite. Man couldn't stop laughing..
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I call aliens!
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typical, citizens are to give up their firearms, while a corrupt leader and 3 corrupt Badges (75 % of the police force) kept theirs .
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So does anyone own like a handgun in Chester's Mill? Like I don't know a glock or something...anything smaller than an ak-47. Not only does everyone seem to have at least 10+ guns per household, but everyone appears to be ready for war. I can see the town having a couple gun enthusiasts or it's citizens turning in some hunting rifles. But damn, how is it that the residents of Chester's Mill own this much firepower? Also, who owns a grenade?

LOL to Junior's mom and her complete lack of artistic talent. Did the production crew just let their young children come in and paint all the drawings for them. Because that is seriously what it looked like.
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Barbie usually has a sig p226 on him I think or at lest that's what he had in the first episodes(haven't been watching it lately. If it was me I would want a beretta fs or a Colt 1911s.
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To be fair, they tell us she was fucking nuts. But no, still, lol.
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I think I almost had an apoplexy when Junior showed Angie Mama Crazy's "art" because I could not get my eyes back into my head. Oh and the laughing. So much laughing. Also, I'm British and concerned about the guns. There goes your tourism trade, America.
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With all of the guns and fights it looks a bit like Walking Dead. Too bad it's still bad.
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OMFG get to the mass murdering aliens already. I'm sick and tired of these pesky humans running around with their drama and shit. It's a show derived from a Stephen King novel, not Stephanie Meyer. :P Bring on the mayhem and the madness.
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I feel like I liked this episode... but only in comparison to what's come before... this is essentially my surrogate hate-watch show while Revolution is still on break... it might get better right?
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Well, Stephen King will write the season-two premiere. So in theory it has to go up from there. But I'm not sure even he can rescue it at this. It'll no doubt be spooky and ominous and all that good stuff... but for only one episode. It could just be a taste to make everything else seem even worse.
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Tim!!! I start to get mad with you, you clearly missed Julia's Emmy Scene. It was the most insightful and intelligent answer ever broadcasted on TV. Forget Hank and Walter at the Garage... the intensity of Julia's remark is unmatched and TV History:
NOEL: "Angy's butterfly tattoo is Yellow"
JULIA: "we need to find the mini dome to be sure"
----pause for applause---
This awesome line must have been from a porno writer... you know when the milkman is ringing on the door and they try to "simulate" a human conversation that leads to fornicating because of the milk cans. Well actually you could make a connection there unlike Julia Mc Gingerson did. Anyhow.... this was the first clue that the writers care about this show as much as they care for a colonoscopy with a freezing cold tube. The second clue was the paintings. Trust me, when those paintings were brought to the set the entire crew was laughing belly up on the floor, they had stomach pains from laughing for days.

Rumor is that Stephen King is currently writing a novel where a writer is selling one of his books to a major Network for a TV Show, gets killed in a freak accident and hunts down the show writers one by one.



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Am I the only one that wants to see the results of Mama Rennie's pottery classes that Angie attended? What a misunderstood genius!
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As a viewer, I know when I'm watching crap. Sometimes I know it's crap from the get go and avoid it all together (everything on MTV). Sometimes I know it's crap, confirm it's crap and turn it off early (Mistresses US). Sometimes shows start off great, turn to crap and I put them to pasture (Once Upon a Time). Sometimes great shows turn to crap but I stick around just to see how bad it gets before getting cancelled (Bones). But sometimes, a show comes along that is so epically craptacular that one must invest their time and energy and nurture it along so that in can grow and blossom into all it's crapular glory. Between 'Under the Dome' and 'Revolution', there's year has plenty o' crap.

Here's the question though...are those people who are behind the scenes aware of the crap or do they get acclimated and can no longer smell the stench? I know both 'Under the Dome' and 'Revolution' both got renewed for a 2nd season, but that was a dollars and cents decisions. I don't think execs could care less about quality (good or bad). But directors, producers, writers and actors...is there any pride left? I'm sure some are just glad to have a regular paying gig, but others defy reason...I'm looking at you Giancarlo Esposito. Does Eric Kripke's lawyer spend all day looking for an out clause or contract loophole so he can run for the hills? Do the writers shamefully avoid eye contact when handing over each new episode? During run throughs, do the actors stop and say, "Wait?!? You want me to what...??? I don't really need to say/do this do I?"

Meh, I suppose it doesn't much matter cause damn, this is the highest quality crap, which in the big picture is bad...but it's soooo good for everybody watching.
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they should rename this show to: breaking dome!
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How can Joe ever expect to have sex with Norrie if he can't even manage to choke the chicken?
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I literally laughed and spitted out at the artwork of Momma Rennie's pictures.
I think the fourth hand's owner mystery is solved in next weeks promo so there goes your doubt. It's like a 2 seconds shot. So much for the mystery.
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Now that I know the show is having a second season, I'm OUT. I've only been watching this stupid and horrible cast of characters to find out how the dome, if ever, gets taken away. I'll read the book now, but it is Stephen King, and his endings are notoriously awful. I can't believe Spielberg is a part of this.
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Stephen King has said in interviews that he is a hack writer, and most good writers agree; but, everything he writes turns to gold, which explains Spielberg being involved.
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Some of the greatest writers of all time were "hack writers."

In fairness, though, the term is typically to fiction writers as people who rush out stories quickly. Given King spent, what, 10+ years on Under the Dome, I don't think the term applies.

It also can refer to sensational pulp fiction, but while King does some stories like that (particular under the Bachman signature), many of his indicate that he's putting thought and care into it. Although to paraphrase from the movie Back to School, "He really cares. About what, I have no idea!"
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I think what he meant is he writes like the pulp writers of old. He is not really plotting the story except in general, he doesn't take alot of care with dialogue, etc. I always thought of King as someone who has great ideas but bad execution.
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Please, find me some of these interviews where he calls himself a hack. I'd like to see that.
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we made it a drinking game, a shot for each dumb decision made on the show.
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What are they going to pay for the drugs with? Big Jim gives them propane and food to turn in their guns. Then they pay Big Jim and Maxine propane and food to get drugs and booze and bet on fight clubs.

So when the townspeople decide to take back their propane and food, okay, let's assume most of them don't have guns. That's a pretty big assumption that nobody held any back. But okay... Maxine has a gun. Big Jim has a gun. Barbie has a gun. Here come a hundred ticked off townspeople.

I'm not seeing the economic structure here. It also seems to assume that a reasonably "old" community is going to go all out buying drugs and booze. Are Dodee and Andrea going to head on down to the fight club on Saturday nights?
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That fight club thing that we saw in the preview makes me think that the next episode will be the dumbest yet. It's been 8 days, and the townspeople are already so bored and desperate that they're willing to join a fight club. The reason I'm saying this in a reply to your comment is that you hit the nail on the head with the observation about "economic structure". People seem to be betting on the fights. With what? Do the fighters get paid? With what?

It's only been 8 days, so money probably has some value still, but if the dome stays up more than a month, then Louis CK's joke about a million dollars for a can of dog food won't be far from the truth.

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"Too bad that overall, the show is moving at the pace of a geriatric snail." Well, when you have to make a recurring summer show out of what should have been a finite 1 season mini-series you got to slow the pace for this nonsense, bring in drugs, have people say repeatedly it's only been 8 days since being domed. These knuckleheads need drugs--or at least we do to watch this. So the big reveal is that Natalie is going to get rich off the village of the domed by cranking it up a few notches. No wonder Linda shoots locks off Propane storage sheds. Hank Hill must be livid at the disrespect being shown to his pride and joy...
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They're burning through the interpersonal stuff pretty quickly because there's always more where that came from, but you're right, they have to trot the Dome-related stuff out slower. Hopefully this "mini season" thing will catch on.
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Espescially that police woman... someone kill her off please

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You know, they could just have her do things that make more sense.
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God knows she tried to do it herself, but couldn't even get that right...
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although I acknowledge some of the writing and acting is inexcusable.

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ok.. come on guys... I think you are being a bit harsh to this show. In places is it at least interesting and some of the critique is really ponsy. Not every show should be, needs to be or viewers want to be art-house. Ok, some elements are diabolical but some of us can see past that and acknowledge the occasional glimmer of interest - or at least light entertainment.
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Someone needs to ask Natalie Zia "You really quit Justified for this ?"!
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she had to get away from Joe somehow...
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This is my first time fully reading one of Tim's reviews for this show. I always start, but gosh darn it, I always lose interest. His negative take on the show is incredibly annoying, but not moreso than his bullyish treatment of it. If "Under the Dome" were a person, it would've killed itself after four episodes, but not before leaving a suicide note asking "what did I do so wrong, Mr. Surette?" Of course, Tim would've been okay with this, if not a little too giddy, as would be the apparent case for most of the people making themselves heard on here. For those who actually enjoy the show though, I tip my hat to you.

It's easy to be critical and complain about all the things wrong, but it's far more pleasant to ignore the critic within and enjoy this show for what it is. The characters are simple and numerous, the plot is extensive, and the setting, admittedly, is rather dull. So what more could you possibly expect from this show? Each episode has to be filled with something, and whether you enjoy catching chickens or not, surely you must understand that Joe has to occupy his time with something other than a 24/7 quest to understand the dome. Little, seemingly insignificant things like outbreaks, fires, and secondary character deaths have to take place to give each character a purpose in this story and to keep the plot varied. Otherwise, the story would have been over by now and the dome haters of the world would be free to complain about any number of things not worth mentioning.

"Under the Dome" is clearly not a bad show, and no matter how implausible or ridiculous it may seem to some (remember, it's sci-fi, so you can't really fault it for that), it certainly isn't boring. So sit back, relax, and do your best to enjoy it.
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So to you sci-fi is basically implausible and/or ridiculous most of the time...hmmmm okay. I wonder what Philip K. Dick would say to you.
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Why is it "clearly" not a bad show? Other then high (but slowly dropping) ratings in a desolate summer TV wasteland? Even you note that the characters are "simple and numerous" (which doesn't seem like a good thing) and the setting is rather dull.

I watch plenty of shows that are filled with "something" that give each character a purpose and keep the plot varied. The catch is, those things are interesting. Reese on Person of Interest doesn't do the equivalent of chasing around chickens.

Good science fiction isn't implausible or ridiculous.
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Oh, we're enjoying it, trust me...
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totally agree... the write up hardly feels like an honest critique and more like a slag fest. I'm losing faith in tv.com writers all the time. Some of us are more intelligent and don't like to be led in our opinions.
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"Some of us are more intelligent and don't like to be led in our opinions."

I'm gonna let that soak in for awhile.
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This website's reviews aren't supposed to be honest, because that would lead to seriousness. They're meant to be funny, joking around with the show at hand, and Under the Dome has a lot of stupidly ridiculous moments. I watch the show because I've got nothing to watch except Hell On Wheels & The Bridge, and I just can't take it seriously. It's imposible to do so. I enter this site to have a few laughs reading the reviews, and so do a lot of other people, maybe your intelligence should have made you grasp that concept before.
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Could you perhaps direct us to an example of an "honest critique" of a middling to mediocre show, nine episodes in? Folks keep saying they're out there, but I haven't found any yet...
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Well, I know what I expected from Under The Dome: characters that are at least two-dimensional, minimally competent acting, and something more than uncomprehending mimicry of preceding works. It's why I stopped watching after the third episode. :)

And yes, it is both bad and boring. It's so stale its almost fossilized, and the only times it surprised me was when it did something nonsensical. Mr. Surette's reviews are way more entertaining than the show itself.
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When the raptured out stoner yelled "Get out of my head, Dome" I truly rotfl'ed. (That's a word now, right?) I have a theory that the scripts for UtD were produced during the writers' strike of a several years back. Crowd-sourced to a junior high class, the rough draft was stripped of most sexual innudendo, stoners jokes, and scatolgy leaving only the rickety structure of cliches and inanity we're enjoying today.
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This show is the worst. Yet, I can't stop watching it. Why is that?
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Only two reasons I can think of: because it makes a great sleep aid, or because some incurably optimistic part of you sees how much potential the show has and refuses to accept that it will never achieve any of it. ;)
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I did stop after the stupid underground episode. It wasn't even that hard, I promise.
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So introduce a major player who has been hiding in a house for about two weeks...but she's been watching everyone from the shadows (Dressed like she just got off the cover from ELLE magazine!) You what that plot line gets........DOMEFACE!!!!.....Is that the card you gonna play Dome?? I repeat my statement from last week. Now i see Nikki and Paulo were only a warning! New characters? No Problem..THEY WERE HERE THE WHOLE TIME!
Well as the old saying goes.."You get killed on "The Following"! You end up Under The DOME!! Grade for the ep D+/C- and the forth hand..PLEASE let it be PHIL the DJ..If he can take shotgun to the chest and survive that is my MAN!!
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Nikki and Paulo were my favorite characters on the whole island. (BAZINGA!)
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I can't believe you said that..I am sitting here DOMEFACED!! (LOL)
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I said that Linda is candidate for the worst character six episodes ago.So am i fortuneteller or what?
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Worst character and WORST ACTRESS.
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It wasn't that hard...
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Me losing interest fast like propane gas if they dun drum it up from like yesterday asap. Zzz.
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Awesome review. Had me laughing out loud. Yea Linda shooting the lock at a PROPANE FACTORY!! was pretty stupid. I actually said out loud, "Way to blow yourself up you dumb bitch". But at least Natalie Zea's character is more of a badass instead of the whining idiot she is on The Following.
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Well first of all it wasn't a factory and second you can't blow up a propane tank just by shooting at it.
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..and on Justified. She was also in the pilot of Person of Interest....
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When the show is over I never think it's that horrible....until I read your reviews and see all the bad things in one concise article of craziness. hah

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my wife was like "really, she has her own art studio...were those her paintings or are they from a class of 5 yr olds she taught?" hah

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Joes chicken chasing was horrible, he did just fall over on that last one. so dumb.

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love the comparisons to BB & TWD hah
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My favorite part was when she came upon a locked shed full of pressurized and very explodable propane tanks and did this:

i said that to my wife haha linda is so stupid.
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*First of all what kept me bussy when i watched Joe trying to catch his 'dinner'....didn't they a few episode ago, robbed the supermarket and people went complete mental...why?? if you have farms and they have a couple in Chesters Mill, why not kill the animals and eat them up, instead of fighting each other...beside that..i was thinking..with all the farms, this is the first time i see a animal in the show..except for the poor cow when the dome came down and was split in two
* Junior was awesome in this episode..he seemed less crazy and more mature...he actually looked like the normal sain person, till we saw the drawings of his dead mother...then i was like, this boy has been driven crazy from when he was a boy, with the idea that something was going to happen and he would be a part of it...of course that the guy turned mental...
*Loved Natalie Zea...she was so evil..so sad only to see her in a series like this..
* i Totally agree with the review...Linda is horrible..not only her acting, her whole character...she is sooooo stupid and slow in understanding and noticing things around her....she drives me nuts...i had to laugh about the review...i wished the whole place would blow up with her in it...unfortunately grrrrr...
* Like that Angie is getting a brain in the series...finally...
* Loved the end, when they touched the minidome and the fourth hand appeared...that was the coolest thing and when the dome came down...the rest...well....i am not sure if they have a word for it, so i will use...Crap for now...stil somehow i can't stop watching it...do you think i have a problem?


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Loved the review this week.... I think we can all agree that if we just get it in our heads that this is a show about how really stupid people react to a dome covering their town, then it will be a pretty damn good, entertaining ride!
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Welcome aboard, dude. You know, your reviews aren't bad at all, just way too much wasted effort. There's much better stuff you could lend your talent to and let Tim do this, as he does it very well. Go read my book and review that...
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Thanks! I'm actually writing a novel right now-- its quite ambitious but I'm loving every minute of it!

I've just been reviewing Under the Dome because I loved the book so much and because I wanted to improve my writing... I was literally practicing law 6 months ago and decided that I wanted to have an awesome life instead of a shitty, uncreative one.... and so I figured writing on a blog would help me transition to a different, non-legal style of writing without having to go back to school haha! I'm gonna review the new American Horror Story too, simply because I enjoy it :)

Plus, I'm learning a lot from Tim's reviews as well, he's definitely a clever writer!

And does this book of yours have a title? Wouldn't mind checking it out :)

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Why yes, and thanks for asking. It's called A Brief History of Time Travel and it's on Amazon under John Rasor. www.historyoftimetravel.com
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interesting point about the violin music...it was the same for me on Fringe, usually out of nowhere there was a massive build up of violins at some points of tension, and you looked at the screen and said "yeah, i know ?!". still pissed Jon Noble didnt get an emmy.
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+1 for John Noble
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The musical crescendos are almost as annoying as they were in Lost. Man, that show used the crescendo like I use tissues on a Friday night. "Jack found $1 in his pocket" BWAAAAAARP! "Michael saw Walt's dog again!" BWAAAAARP! "We're all out of coconuts!" BWAAAAARP! Anyway, Under the Dome is so stupid but for some reason I keep coming back to it. That Linda *forehead slap*, she's a worse cop than Junior!

Oh, I also noticed almost the entire cast have big noses. Just sayin'.
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Gotta love how 'mini-dome' has become a word now. When's the Oxford Dictionary adapt it? I mean, this is SUMMER'S #1 SHOW!
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The thing i can't understand is why Dodee is kicked away by the mini-dome (from what we can see in the promo for the next episode) and why when Julia didn't kick her away like Dodee,She is the fourth? But the stronger opinion sais that the fourth hand has to be one's in the simiral age of Joe's,Angie's and Norrie's. Or is the Junior because of his mother's "dreams"? I don't think so...
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I was thinking it might be Junior too but that would be too easy. It's probably somebody we haven't seen yet. One of those hiding out in an abandoned house in town. lol
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Well for clever writers it would be easy but we aren't dealing with clever writers.
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"the show is moving at the pace of a geriatric snail"

LOL! Sooo true!
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The part I loved most is when Barbie and Linda broke into the junkie's house. The junkie took a lamp in his junkie's hands and ... threw it on the floor ! Such a violence in a single act... Really Im shocked.
Don't take drugs kids or you'll end up breaking furniture !

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I think the episode was overall was ok,What I don't get is why Barbie let Maxine blackmail him.I mean she does not have any proof that Barbie killed Julia husband.She did see where he buried the body.For once I enjoyed somthing from Tim's review the all bit about Junior mother art was hillerious.I mean she is a Artist and paints like a 9 year old :)
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Well, he left a voice message, didn't he, saying what happened?
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Oh and logically the forth hand is Juila since we saw her already touch the mini dome and be ok but If you want to keep the balace we already have two girls now we need anothe guy so It could be Junior or even Barbie
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It is MY hand!
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"Linda is the worst character on this show (it's a tie with everyone else except for Junior) and there's really no reason to keep her around. Certainly not for her acting."

I couldn't have said it better. We need more weirdos like Junior for this show or it will die due to non-existent characters.

The new drug lady is awesome though, she sure made both Barbie and Big Jim pee their pants but at the same time was dying to know the other one's secrets. I call it: both of them killed a dude, big whoop. Ok, barbie was in the army so he probably killed two.
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Norrie and Joe flirting on the couch,whilst flipping through the (not so obvious product placement) tablet, was the most cringe worthy moment i have seen on a tv show. "Ooh ur topless, lemme see those baby abs.."
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OMG, its almost midnight and i am reading this review and laughing uncontrollably. Its too hilarious. Thanks Tim, i gave up on UTD weeks ago but your reviews are a welcome comic relief. Thank you.
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I laughed so hard at juniors mom artwork it was awful... I mean come on stick figures for real?
And no one died this episode... weird, well I guess mini dome acting all spaceship like and sniper Barbie has to be enough
And is Angie serious? Woman are you starting to believe in Junior? He locked you up against your will!
This show is nuts and I hope it can maintain the pace, I like it better when ton of weird sh*t happens at once
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I see. Next week it's "Mad Max Under The Thunderdome". Is Vaughan so busy these days he can't come up with his own original ideas instead of rehashing other peoples? He should have had Mel Gibson or Tina Turner come in and do a cameo next week and make it official. I've liked this show but I think it's about to jump the shark.
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This show STARTED on the other side of the shark ...

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Well, then there's that...
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Does Angie have shoes? I feel like she hasn't worn shoes or socks since Junior locked her up. Has she changed her clothes even?
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She's changed her clothes like twice since she's been out of lock up. I'm not quite sure about her hygene though, she looks like she hasn't have a shower in a long time.
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You forgot to mention Natalie Zea was on Californication playing Hank's not so happy about it and pretty crazy ex-girlfriend. She wasn't a major character but at least its a good show.
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If we're listing Natalie Zea sightings, I first saw her on Hung.
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Dirty Sexy Money for me.
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OH MAN! this was the FUNNIEST episode so far! the dialogue was hilarious:

Larry to Dome: "Stop talking to me dome!" - what??? also, LOL!

Barbie to Larry: "HA HA! so it's not the dome talking to you, is it? it's the drugs." - very observant of you Barbie. you understand stuff... also, LOL!

Linda to Junior: "You can't just bug on the job when ever you feel like it." - yes he can Linda. It's Junior... also, LOL!

Joe to Angie: "You look like crap!" - Hey Joe, your sister is super hot and super hot girls never look like crap. It's a kind of trait they have... also, LOL!

Junior's mom is probably retarded and maybe that's why she really drove her car into a tree. retarded people should not be behind the wheel. And what about if she's the fourth hand and they have to dig her up and stuff. Well, she's probably not cuz they're all kids, so maybe it's a fourth kid?
it's probably junior.

Plus, LOL at everything Julia says and does cuz she's also retarded.

this show has the worse cliffhangers ever!


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Joe is such a charmer. He knows all the right stuff to say to get the ladies! lol

Norrie is a lucky gal.
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