Stephen King’s ‘Under the Dome’ is over the top entertainment


by Len Cannon / KHOU 11 News

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 11:15 AM

The brand new television show ‘Under the Dome,’ adapted from Stephen King’s sci-fi thriller and 2009 bestseller with the same name, debuted Monday night on CBS.

The town of Chester’s Mill is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious invisible force.

‘You’ve gotta let me make an emergency broadcast right now, or someone’s gonna die," shouts a city councilman/car dealer.

Chaos ensues as the dome instantly descends, encasing the small town and sealing off 2,000 people from the outside world.

"Whatever it is, cut off all our roads—not just the roads, the whole town. We’re trapped," said "Big Jim," played by actor Dean Norris.

He describes "Under the Dome" as part "Twin Peaks," part "Lost."

"It’s fantastic. It’s action-packed, great special effects and it’s some great, great characters," Norris said. "You’re going to find yourself really drawn to a really large and talented cast."

"Breaking Bad" fans will recognize Norris. His psycho son may be scarier than the dome.

"Twilight’s" Rachelle LaFevre is another familiar face in the role of a journalist digging up dirt "Under the Dome."

The show is currently schedule to only run for 13 episodes, according to CBS.

If you missed the first episode, you can catch up online.