Some We Love, Some We Want To Go Away

We get it. It's a show about characters, but let's not pretend they're all great. Some we'd love to see make it to Season 2. Others we could definitely do without.

Angie, Joe and Norrie in Under the Dome

The season finale of Under the Dome is coming this Monday. With the promise of a Season 2, the show needs to work on some things before it returns. Namely, its characters. Some we find interesting. Others we're ready to see disappear.

Best

1. Norrie

Girl has got spirit! Yeah she's also got a healthy dose of teen angst, but she manages to realistically balance it with her compassion for her moms and her crush on Joe. She's endearing without making us roll our eyes at her. Though she has perfected the eye roll! We like her even more because she's smart and keeps her head about her in tough situations.

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2. Barbie

Barbie (Mike Vogel) is the typical hero with an edge. He's clearly the guy who'll save the day with just the right amount of bad to make us swoon. He's the strong, silent type who doesn't give too much away. We still don't know all about his past, and we're interested to find out more. Something tells us the military conversation Dodee heard will uncover a few more secrets in Barbie's past.

3. Junior

Do we like him, or do we hate him? We can't answer that question, which is the main reason why his character's so interesting. My, how the tables have turned. In the first few episodes, we were sure he was the bad guy. Now we think he might just be misinformed. He genuinely seems to mean well. He thinks he and Angie are soul mates and wants to believe the best of his father. Yeah, his actions are kinda stupid, but he's also endearing in a lost puppy-dog sort of way. He could cross over to the dark side permanently. Or he could be a good guy. We'll watch to find out.

Worst

1. Big Jim

He's had it good for way too long, and now it's time for him to go. After the first couple of murders, we got it. He's the bad guy. And then the killings kept coming. And then he killed more people. And now we're over it. He just offs anyone who gets in his way, which doesn't make for clever TV. At all. It's too easy. No one ever gets away from him. People are finally starting to catch on to bad Big Jim, and the dome wants him dead. Honestly, we're ready for it.

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2. Angie

At first, the girl had promise. She was a little bad and a lot snarky. But where Norrie pulls it off in a way you appreciate, Angie is just annoying. Plus, in the last couple of episodes, most of the sentences out of her mouth have been delivered in a guttural, screaming way that is like nails on a chalkboard. Whoever told this girl that screaming all your lines like a banshee is the way to an Emmy was way off the mark.

3. Linda

She's kinda the most useless sheriff in the world. Dome aside, this girl is helpless without Barbie or Big Jim to tell her what to do. She's very easily manipulated and always seems to take the wrong approach when bad situations arise. Sure, she means well, but it's time for Linda to step aside and stop trying to be cool. She just isn't going to be cool.

Tell us

Which characters do you want in Season 2 of Under the Dome, and whom could you live without?

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Comments on "The best and worst characters of Under the Dome"

Maryann Hoitink September 15, 2013 | 4:19 PM

Linda could grow her own spine and brain, she's very one sided. Junior is stupid, how can he go 3/4 of the show hating his Dad and then tell him he loves him in such a sweet manner/ Angie and her other Mom,EEEHHH. I know this is going to sound really dumb, but I liked Ollie, the farmer with the water? I would like to see him back, I know S. king could do it. No one seems to have aa mind of their own except Barbie, Julia? EEEHH!!

pam September 15, 2013 | 2:10 PM

I was happy to see Maxine go. Now, Big Jim needs to get the punishment he so richly deserves but somebody has to be the bad guy. Junior is the obvious candidate, so he will stay. Will Julia and Barbie stay together, even though he killed her husband? I believe in forgiveness but that's going a bit too far.

ttttttt September 15, 2013 | 9:43 AM

this website is full of stupid critics...shud down the ---- website... The series is cool and different....

michael September 14, 2013 | 11:31 PM

Unfortunately, they've made Big Jim such a monster that he has to go. They could get rid of Junior(very annoying), the guy from the Radio Station; I think his name is Phil(a complete waste), Norrie's other Mom(another character doing a whole lot of nothing until Episode 12). If they're going to keep Linda with the IQ of a loaf of Bread, she can go too. I know some people find Angie annoying, but she's okay with me. Every one else is good to go for Season 2. I would think that if that the Dome doesn't come up so that they can get some food, medical supplies, cigarettes(some people there smoke), gasoline and some other items in there by the beginning of Season 2, it will be hard to believe that they are all still alive.

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