'Under the Dome' Tweet-cap: Are Viewers 'Hate-Watching' Summer's Biggest Drama?
The tension is definitely ratcheting up on "Under the Dome." This week's roller-coaster ride featured more "pink star" seizures, a tense manhunt, and some serious controversy. Here are all the crazy moments from Monday night's episode and the funniest and/or most insightful fan and cast tweets to go along with them.
Just three episodes in, "Under the Dome" has cemented its place as one of the most tweeted-about shows of the summer. TV fans and the "Under the Dome" cast alike both love to live-tweet during new episodes.
Under the Dome is the only known location where someone willingly bought a Microsoft Surface— Jordan Valinsky (@jordan327) July 9, 2013
And while many fans are tuning in to "Under the Dome" because they love the characters, there also seems to be a growing trend of live-tweeting the show as part of a "hate-watching" movement. Love it or hate it, though, this show seems to have a real grip on people.
Hardest part of living on the West Coast = missing the hilarious real-time tweeting of "Under the Dome."— Malcom Glenn (@malcomglenn) July 9, 2013
yup OFFICALLY the worst show ever #underthedome— Sarah Carey (@scarey44) July 9, 2013
"Junior" on Under the Dome is the dumbest character on TV, played by the worst actor. It's almost impressive.— John (@Notgiamatti) July 9, 2013
So what actually happened this week? After former Deputy Paul Randolph fired the ricochet shot that killed Freddy Denton last week, Deputy Linda takes Paul into custody. Big Jim manages to calm down the lynch mob that wants Paul dead, but Paul tricks Linda and manages to escape back out into the wilds of Chester's Mill. Jim and Barbie join the manhunt for Paul, but it's Linda who takes him down in the end.
Please die, stoner kid from the late 90s. I don't think I've hated a character this much in a long time. #UnderTheDome— Kurt Heinrich (@theironkurtain) July 9, 2013
"It was the dome that did it....not the bullet I fired at an impenetrable barrier..." #UnderTheDome— UK_MJ (@UK_MJ) July 9, 2013
Homeboy shoots the Dome and then tried to blame it on the dome? Own up.... Poor dome #UnderTheDome— Adam stossel (@stoss82) July 9, 2013
As for the ongoing creepiness that is Junior and Angie's "relationship," Angie was able to get Junior to leave her alone for a little while. She sent him off to dig his way out of the dome through old cement tunnels, to no avail.
No, Paul, the dome isn't making the whole town crazy, it's just you. Take it down a few 1000 notches. #UnderTheDome— Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) July 9, 2013
When he came back to see her, Angie was smart enough to snag a pair of scissors from a first-aid kit he was using. Seems that most fans hope those scissors end up stuck in Junior's gut.
Why hasn't Angie's brother realized she's gone yet? It's been two days. #UnderTheDome— Shannon Barnsley (@ShanBarnsley) July 9, 2013
"the dome is making you act crazy" you locked her underground .. YOU MADE HER CRAZY #underthedome— ♥ H a l e y (@jtaimejesy) July 9, 2013
On a lighter note, the residents of Chester's Mill are starting to run low on certain types of food. The loss of bacon is a great hit to the morale of this creepy little town.
Ugh, when is Junior going to die? #UnderTheDome— Jenn (@JHallmeyer) July 9, 2013