Season 1 of Under the Dome has ended and my impressions from its first 13 episodes are that of surprise. I couldn’t believe how the show tanked so miserably after the pilot episode. Then, shocked at how slowly but surely it became stronger and far more entertaining until finally giving some great episodes near the end of Season 1. Then, surprised at the final episode, and how it didn’t leave

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Exigent is defined as pressing; demanding. And there are plenty of exigent circumstances in this past episode of Under the Dome. Let’s start with the most significant – the manhunt for Barbie. Big Jim has become the master controller, manipulating information for his own evil deeds. He is now overtly calling all the shots by declaring a state of emergency. He’s imposed house sweeps, illegal detentions, and created his own

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Under the Dome is one of the surprise hits of the summer. It started with an intriguing pilot episode, tanked horribly for the next few weeks, but quickly stabilized and has become enjoyable, escapist fun. The CBS drama’s turnaround has not gone unnoticed. It garnered enough viewers to be granted a second season. Now, Under the Dome won’t run away with the Emmys anytime soon, but there is something about

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Under the Dome has mastered the LOST art of the cliffhanger. For the past few episodes, including “The Fourth Hand,” Under the Dome has not only given tremendous cliffhangers at the episode’s conclusion, but in between as well. Each commercial break has something tantalizing enough which strikes fear into the heart of the viewer – I have to keep watching this. Luckily, taping a show and fast forwarding through commercials

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