Synopsis: On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.
Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out. (Taken from Goodreads)
You have no idea how excited I am for this show. I absolutely love science-fiction mixed with a little bit of end-of-the-world vibes, and Under the Dome is exactly that. Just take a look at the trailer yourself.
While I haven’t read the book before, it is definitely something on my TBR list. I love that a lot of this story is focused on character dynamics. It’s always important to recognise that your characters can make or break your story. So my fellow Aussies, Under the Dome premieres next Tuesday at 8:30PM, on channel ten. Join me on this new book turned tv series adventure, it’s bound to be good!