What's the Difference between Under the Dome the Book and Under the Dome the TV Show?

Science Fiction

Under the Dome

Released: 2009
Author: Stephen King

Under the Dome

Released: 2013
Creator: Brian K. Vaughan
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In the Book In the TV Show
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara
Portrayed by: Mike Vogel
"Big Jim" Rennie
"Big Jim" Rennie
Portrayed by: Dean Norris
Linda Everett
Linda Esquivel
Portrayed by: Natalie Martinez
Angie McCain
Angie McAlister
Portrayed by: Britt Robertson
Joe McClatchey
Joe McAlister
Portrayed by: Colin Ford
This Character does not appear.
Portrayed by: Natalie Zea
Where is Dr Rusty Everett
This Character does not appear.
Dorthy had a baby?
This Character does not appear.
Junior the son
Junior the son
Portrayed by: Alex Koch
Under the Dome Book vs TV Show
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In the Book In the TV Show
   After a seizure Janelle yes "It's the Great Pumpkin's fault." After seizures they yell "Pink stars falling in lines."
   There are very few deaths and injuries because of the dome. The hospital is full of people who were hurt by the dome.
   Air, water, lasers and radio signals get through the dome. Nothing can penetrate the dome.
   Paul Randolph becomes the sheriff after Duke dies. Paul loses it and is killed and Linda becomes the sheriff.
   Norrie is a life long resident of Chester's Mill. Norrie's parents are taking her to a camp for troubled teens and are stopped in Chester's Mill for gas when the dome comes down.
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The book was just so good compared to the show, I find the show did not pay proper attention to the religious aspects of the book.
23 Sep 2014 Anonymous
#11 - There is a lesbian relationship in the book, between Samantha "Sammy" Bushey and Dodee Sanders, even though Sammy is married to "Chef"
12 Sep 2014 Anonymous
I love under the dome but I had to wait a full year for the next season to air in the UK:(
19 Aug 2014 Anonymous
In the book, Junior kills Angie and throws her in the pantry. Then he has to strangle Dodee when she is looking for her friend Angie to tell her about her mom and the plan crash.
22 Jul 2014 Anonymous
Duke Perkins is NOT alive and well in the tv series!! He died when the dome came down ... his pacemaker exploded. Same as in the book!
08 Jul 2014 Anonymous
In the book, Junior was Angie McCain's ex-boyfriend, and she was dating his friend, Frank DeLesseps.
29 Jun 2014 Anonymous
Why is the dome round?
13 Jun 2014 Anonymous
In the book the aliens are just children playing with ants. in the show they seem to be saving humanity
19 Mar 2014 Anonymous
In the TV show Norrie is an out of towner who doesn't know Joe until she meets him after Dome Day. In the book she has always been in the town
21 Feb 2014 Anonymous
#10: This isn't the only difference with Dodee Sanders. In the book she is the daughter of the 1st Selectman, Andy Sanders and only had a brief appearance in the novel. There is no Andy Sanders in the show.
06 Jan 2014 Anonymous

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