Yeah, I’m still watching it. In my review of the first episode I said that if they kill another ‘Lost’ star immediately after a single episode I’d run away. I didn’t. The show’s compelling. I like the way it’s going and I want to see how they’re going to deal with the time passing by.
The show is getting interesting. The truth about Barbie is starting to come out, and so is the truth about Big Jim and his wrongdoings. The episode is concentrated mainly in the hospital – apparently there’s meningitis in the town. The seizures are more common now, and more people are getting sick. Even Linda is ‘down’ in the hospital now.
We have more of Hill family in this episode as Norrie tries to solve the mystery of seizures together with Joe. There is an interesting and inspiring speech from James that shows us to the other side of him. Julia does the perfect job of a reporter closing in to Barbie’s mystery.
The end of this episode promises something new maybe, depends on the character of Jim. I think he might be as crazy as his son. Let’s see…
The numbers are showing a big summer hit for CBS. The most watch summer drama series premiere since 1992! And they were saying that television is dying!
The pilot starts with short scenes introducing us to the characters that i believe are the key ones in this series. It was cook seeing the pilot from the ‘Lost’. I like seeing those characters in new series, different roles. I hate when they’re just a guest characters and die out pretty soon. I hope this won’t be the case with Frank.
We have a murderer, a couple of police officers, a tough business guy, a young couple not pretty much in love, and a journalist. Now not every one of them is connected at the same time. That gives the show ability to have interesting subplots in the following episodes. No doubt they will be connected in some way later in the season, it’s a town under a dome, so this will happen, but it’s not a single story, there are a few different views that are being explored each one in its own way.
I liked the cast. The crew did a great job finding this cast as they look like they fit their characters perfectly. At least that’s my first impression.
The story is new, creative to some degree. We’ve seen this at ‘The Simpsons Movie’ and they say that this story was included also on an episode of ‘Twilight Zone’. I’ve seen ‘The Simpsons Movie’ and because of its genre – a comedy, there’s not much relation in my opinion. But, there are still fans of ‘Twilight Zone’ that might find this boring.
It’s not boring for the other part of us. The town under a dome, something that nobody has information about. The story might get boring at some point, but I don’t expect this to happen in the first season. It’s a great show for thrilling summer. I’m going to come back for the rest of episodes. I’m already into it. I suggest you start watching it too. Don’t miss out on it!