Editor’s Note: We wanted to jump in on the Halloween goodness in the television section and talk about the things that truly horrified us in our television watching. In the short form, it’s hard to grab a bit of horror from television. Tales from the Crypt, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Twilight Zone, and other shows have done a very good job of giving us a scare – or

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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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