Under the Dome: Season 1 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Under the Dome is an effective and engrossing horror/mystery with airtight plotting and great special effects.


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Air date: Jun 24, 2013
Air date: Jul 1, 2013
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Air date: Aug 26, 2013
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The first season of "Under the Dome" (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name) f ollows the residents of Chester's Mill as they find themselves inexplicably cut off from the world by a transparent dome surrounding their town. Panic ensues as resources are quickly used up, and the town tries to understand the truth behind the mysterious barrier and find a way out. Dean Norris, Colin Ford and Mike Vogel star in this science-fiction horror series.


Mike Vogel
as Dale "Barbie" Barbara
Rachelle Lefevre
as Julia Shumway
Dean Norris
as James "Big Jim" Rennie
Natalie Martinez
as Deputy Linda
Nicholas Strong
as Phil Bushey
Aisha Hinds
as Carolyn Hill
Samantha Mathis
as Alice Calvert
Beth Broderick
as Rose Twitchell
Dale Raoul
as Andrea Grinell
Jeff Fahey
as Sheriff Duke
John Elvis
as Ben Drake
Ned Bellamy
as Reverend Coggins
Ray Stoney
as Dres Johnson
Celia Weston
as Mrs. Moore
Berry Newkirk
as Hoodie Guy
Elena Varela
as Townsperson
Jay Gates
as Fire Volunteer
Jaret Sears
as Clint Dundee
Linds Edwards
as Waylon Dundee
Ellen Rice
as Dodee's Mother
Gary Weeks (II)
as Norrie's Dad
Robin Dale Robertson
as Mr. Cunningham
Christy Grantham
as Frantic Woman
Lucia Forte
as Ida Turlow
Ben P. Jensen
as Townsperson
Rahsheem Shabazz
as Young Soldier
Kelley Davis
as Kay Fannon
Kelley Davis
as Kay Fannon
Zach Hanner
as Food Mart Manager
Chip Lane
as Joe's Dad
Julie Kendall
as Joe's Mom
Michael Brady
as Ray Garcia
Nick Madrick
as Bullhorn Soldier
Luke Donaldson
as Scotty Fannon
Ed Ricker
as Andrea's Son
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Critic Reviews for Under the Dome Season 1

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (27)

The first hour delivers lots of popcorn thrills. And over coming episodes, you just know the town's resources will dwindle, anxieties will increase, alliances will be formed and dark secrets will be revealed.

Mar 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Not only is it creepy, suspenseful and full of splendid special effects, veteran actors and fresh young faces, but it's laced with big thoughts about environmentalism and the future of the planet.

Jun 20, 2013 | Full Review…

It's not profound and it may take a while to reach terrifying, but as a campfire story, a fresh batch of characters in a time-tested tale, sure, why not?

Jun 25, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Looks like a summer winner.

Jun 25, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

To build a dome, one has to start with a solid base and make sure all the pieces fit together. The process is predictable but oddly satisfying to watch.

Jun 25, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Under the Dome is compelling enough that if I'd received all 13 hours, I'd probably still be watching.

Jun 23, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Under the Dome manages to be a domestic drama, a disaster film, and a horror-filled science-fiction tale rolled into one, with some romance, humor, and pathos thrown in for good measure.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The pilot establishes an eerie claustrophobic dread, and well-budgeted special effects add intensity. But I do hope the writers don't string out the central question too long.

Mar 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Crammed with familiar Stephen King themes: the ravens, the dank woods, the clinker-built houses, the sheriff who sleeps in his own cells.

Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Despite the producers' inexplicable decision to populate their version of Chester's Mill with more generic players, Dome is wellplotted and well-paced, and makes for mildly diverting small-screen fare.

Apr 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Under the Dome: Season 1


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Based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, Under the Dome was fun with nice special effects and an intriguing plot.


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