By contrast, in Stephen King's book it takes exactly one week from the dome coming down for the town to go b@tsh!t crazy. The evil people get more evil, the crazy people get more crazy, and the religious fanatics get more fanatical. (It's a classic read that fans must take on.) I didn't think the concept would work as an ongoing series and sure enough, it doesn't. The weight of the improbable elements, new characters, and the lack of urgency/momentum are killing this show. It was never designed to be a series, and kudos to the production team to trying to expand the universe of the book. It just doesn't work. Four episodes in, I stopped in mid-episode and deleted the series. There's more compelling genre shows out there.
The picture below perfectly captures the problem with the series: let's throw everything AND the kitchen sink at the dome and see what sticks. Maybe some will find it amusing and Mysterious, although really, we just have a big, dumb mess on our hands.