Saturday, July 27, 2013
PUT A DOME ON IT! We haven't talked about Under The Dome at all here, despite the fact that it's the clear ratings sensation of summer, in part because I've tended to watch it on substantial delay. The show's got a lot of problems--most notably, pretty much every character seems to be defined in the broadest possible strokes--like NPC's in a roleplaying game--Julia is a Plucky (d8) and Intrepid (d6) Reporter, Barbie is a Tough (d8) Shady (d6) Military Vet, etc. That said, I thought this week's episode was the strongest they've done, in part because for the first time, we got some substantial idea of how the dome is affecting not just Chester's Mill, but the larger world. In addition, we got some striking imagery (the monarch butterflies swarming on the dome, the view outside of the dome after the bomb went off), and the excellent use of Skeeter Davis' "The End Of The World" to score a montage sequence. If the show can have more moments like that and less teen angst, I'll keep watching.
Posted by Matt at 10:05 PM