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Under the Dome: Save It or Sink It

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Are you already head over heels for Under the Dome?

CBS' ambitious new drama finally premiered tonight and introduced viewers to the residents of Chester's Mill, a small town that's rocked when a mysterious, impenetrable barrier surrounds it.

Marketed as a summer-event series (Translation? Viewers can expect answers!), the 13-episode adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name stars Bates Motel's Mike Vogel, Twilight's Rachelle Lefevre, Jeff Fahey, Dean Norris and Britt Robertson as the inhabitants struck, you guessed it, under the dome. Now that you've seen the premiere, we're curious to know what you thought of Under the Dome...

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Vogel's Army veteran character Dale "Barbie" Barbara finds himself in town on a mysterious mission when the transparent dome encases Chester's Mill, and he teams up with investigative reporter Julia Shumway (Lefevre), whose husband has gone missing. While it seems like a barrier would cause mass panic, some folks don't seem to mind it, like "Big Jim" Rennie (Norris), a politician who wants to gain control of the town. Upping the creep factor? Rennie's disturbed son Junior (Alexander Koch), who takes drastic measures to ensure that he doesn't lose Angie (Robertson), a sharp-witted nurse with dreams of leaving Chester's Mill behind. Drastic as in locking her in a bomb shelter.

And fans of King's novel will probably be intrigued to know if the creative team behind the series changed the big mystery behind the dome and why it encased the town: Yes, they did, and yes, King approved the change. Phew!

And we can all agree that the shot of the cow split in half, thanks to grazing in the wrong place at the wrong time when the dome came down, will probably go down as one of the coolest (and grossest) images of the TV season, right?

Now we want to heat from you: Vote in our latest Save It or Sink It poll above and then head on down to the comment to discuss Under the Dome with your fellow TV lovers!

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