Saturday, July 26, 2014

Is The Dome A Permanent Fixture?


Collider gives a great recap of the Comic-Con Under The Dome panel. The panel included Rachelle Lefevre, Alexander Koch, Mike Vogel, Dean Norris, Eddie Cahill and Colin Ford.

Is the show going somewhere?  Or is this Lost?  The article cites Baer as insisting that the show is moving "closer  toward  people getting out  of the dome."  The worrisome part?  He says, "one might get out this season."  ONE?  Suggesting that CBS is going to string this along for another season?  He then said that they have "three to five SEASONS of the show planned out," and that they have a "lot of story to tell."

The producers explained that future episodes will include flashbacks into characters past.  (Great)  "We'll get to come face to face with his father," the article enthusiastically reports.  Here's the problem -- I don't care.  Do you?  I didn't start watching this to get attached to Barbie's father; I came for the Dome.  And that seems to be the one part of the story that they are not at all interested in telling.  Every now and  then the Dome does some neat tricks, but they are doing just about nothing to actually move the story with the Dome forward.

The ray of hope?  The report that Stephen King is "enthusiastic" when they decide to kill off a character is a good sign.  But I'm afraid we viewers are just being strung along with a riddle that doesn't have an answer.

This is interesting, "The writers, he said, call the ceiling of their office “heaven,” with photos of the dearly departed cast members tacked up there – including some viewers don’t even know about yet."  If not a bit creepy.

What do you think of Under the Dome?

For happier news. . .
'Batman v Superman' footage blows minds at Comic Con

1 comment:

  1. You know what this entry reminds me of? LOST. Or at least I'm reminded of the fiasco that show turned into as it continued to unravel.

    I don't know where the series is going overall, I just know I don't want it to make the same mistakes as LOST (all the while fearing CBS may have thought it was a "good" idea trying to repeat that show).

    "But I'm afraid we viewers are just being strung along with a riddle that doesn't have an answer."

    The irony of that statement is there's an article about LOST that explains what makes that show a failure, and why I have fears that Dome may be going the same way:

    http://www.popmatters.com/column/180537-lost-and-found-mystery-boxes-and-pleasure-domes/


    On the bright side, it's not everyday you se an article mix pop culture TV with the poetry of S.T. Coleridge.

    ChrisC

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