“Lengthy” doesn’t really describe Stephen King’s Under the Dome. Epically enduring is probably more fitting, as the 1000+ page book spins a story of a small town thrown into chaos by being cut off from the world via a dome. One similar to those fancy force fields we see on sci-fi films, except this dome does not have an exit or entrance, it blocks all directions. As far as a story confined to just one chunk of land goes, King manages to tell quite a tale that focuses on human interaction and reaction in a time of crisis, which puts the characters before the mystery, which is a major failure of the current television show of the same name.
True Blood is a show I want to hate, and did hate for a time, until the previous season, which was a bit better than seasons four and five. The news that this is the last season hit me unexpectedly, because it seems like the kind of show that has no viable end in sight. There are somethings to speculate about, such as, will Sookie become a vampire? Who else is going to die? Will Bill ever become not annoying? Will Eric ever be cool again? Will Alcide ever become a meaningful character, or just be an annoying figure for my wife to gawk at?