'Under The Dome' Done - Understanding Eli

Monday, September 23, 2013

'Under The Dome' Done

By done, I mean that the show has ended for this season, not forever. As I mentioned in a previous post, the hit series has been expanded from a one season mini, into at least a two season series. There's no doubt that news is pretty exciting for all those involved, and for their fans, but at this point I'm personally not sure it was a smart decision. I mean, the show is good, but it's not amazing. The characters and the plot are good, but again, they aren't amazing, and I'm curious if it suffers from not sticking to the source material more. I haven't read the book yet - I likely wont do that until the series is totally done with - but I do know that it has been changed significantly for the TV adaptation. I have a feeling that most of the changes were put in place to extend the story, to drag it out in effort to ensure another 13+ episodes, at least. Is this extension of the story the cause of me thinking that the show is just OK? I have no idea. What I do know is that something is definitely lacking for me personally.

I admit that perhaps my thoughts on all this could be due to being spoiled by an increase of amazing TV shows from networks like HBO, Showtime, and AMC. I'm not sure if those awesome shows are what is causing me to not be fully addicted to this one, but I do know that something is stopping me from absolutely loving this particular show. I can't quite put my finger on what exactly that is, but there's something...

Ah well, you can't please everyone all the time, which is certainly evident from the huge success this series has found so far. Many people do indeed very much enjoy this show, and to be fair, it's not as if I hate it completely. I just have not fallen totally in love with it. Either way, I'll still be back next year to see how everything turns out, there is no doubt about that. And it could very well just get better and better from this point on. Stephen King himself is writing the first episode of next year afterall, so that in itself should be a good enough reason to tune in. Who knows what comes from there on? I guess we'll find out in 2014!

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