Under the Dome is the CBS sci-fi drama based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. It’s about a small town in Maine where a massive, transparent dome separates the people of the town from the rest of the world. It’s a survival of the fittest kind of atmosphere with resources diminishing, and no contact with the outside world.
The beginning of the first season was received well but by the end reviews of the show had declined sharply. As Stephen King himself has pointed out, the characters from his book are still featured in the show (although some have been combined or have different jobs), but the plot of his book lasted a little more than a week. The TV writers have to keep prolonging the tension Under the Dome week after week. King has said readers might “if you’re of a sci-fi bent, think of them [the book and the TV show] as alternate versions of the same reality.” Then he encourages those who aren’t so happy about the way the show is going–and even those who are–to take the book down from the shelf again. “Nothing between the covers has changed a bit,” promises Stephen King.