I've been really enjoying this show and it seems to get a decent amount of posts in the TV thread, so I figured it deserves its' own thread. Tonight's episode is entitled, "Imperfect Circles" and here's a short note from Wikipedia about tonight's plot:
SpoilerBig Jim takes matters into his own hands when he feels his authority slipping. Meanwhile, the dome asserts its power when a life is taken away while a newborn arrives.
I also found a great sneak peak scene at youtube (that is great!...did I mention that? ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6LqR6aPg5Y
And the promo scene at the end of last week's episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG1ansGjpQo
For those of you who maybe haven't tuned in yet, here's a list of the episode guides that'll help you catch up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._Dome_episodes
That list includes the ratings. While they decreased (as is normal for a new show) in the first three weeks, the fifth and sixth episodes got higher ratings than the third and fourth episodes. So not only does this show have staying power, but it's probably a water cooler kind of show with the ratings increasing due to good word of mouth.
And a series synopsis for the newbies:
And lastly, some articles of interest:Under the Dome tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill, who suddenly find themselves cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious, impenetrable (but semipermeable) barrier that surrounds the town. As the town begins to tear itself apart through panic, a small group of people attempt to maintain peace and order while also trying to uncover the truth behind the barrier and how to escape from it.
How Under the Dome has ‘changed the face of summer television’
This article has a mention of the ratings:
Under the Dome renewed for Season 2He means that, officially, Under the Dome opened with 13.7 million viewers in the United States. But, when DVR, video on demand and streaming are counted in, that number increased to just over 20 million viewers. And advertisers pay more to reach 20 million people.
“It is official and Stephen King will be writing the first episode of that 13-episode arc,” CBS’s president and CEO, Les Moonves, told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour in California last week.