I liked Season 1 on it’s own, which is why I’m saying to ignore the book (still read it..you should read all Stephen King books in my opinion). I’m currently binge watching Season 2. It took a long time to get started on this season. Once I did it is moving at a good pace for me, and I’m intrigued. Airs on Mondays on CBS 10/9C
I try to not compare and contrast too much with the book, but I can’t help it at times. I enjoyed the book for the most part. I cannot remember a ton about the book anymore, but there wasn’t the egg, monarch, or teenager stuff going on. If it was I really blocked it out and please let me know!
The book wore me out. I find a lot of Stephen King’s books do that. For one they are usually pretty damn long, which I love! The longer the book the more I can get into it. His books also can be quite dark and don’t plan for a happy ending (damn you Thinner)!
I didn’t know if Under the Dome would be a one season type of deal like Harper’s Island (read about it here) or try to be a regular series. The seasons are long, but in Season 2 we are really just in the second week. They have some very eventful weeks there.
I could reread the book again, but I remember one part of the book where people panicked and trampled each other. I don’t what it was about that part, maybe how real King can make stuff, but it was such a hard part to read. I don’t know if I want to again.
I’m staying Under the Dome. I am going to ride it out, but really you can only keep this going for maybe another season. At some point (maybe already) it gets pretty ridiculous being trapped like that.
What are your thoughts on Under the Dome? Show or book, which is better?
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