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The Event Early Season Review

TV Show Check-In: The Event

Fall TV is off and running, so I've begun my check-ins for the new series. Last week I peeked in at Hellcats, and today I'm looking at NBC drama The Event.

As one of my five must-see shows, I wondered if The Event would be as compelling as Lost or 24, and so far it's doing a pretty good job. I was happy to see that big questions are already answered in the second episode (the "others" are actually aliens), and I really enjoy the format that takes us back in time to see exactly where each character was in the days leading up to the event.

Not every character's plight is equally thrilling, and I'm not sure how I feel about the aliens-among-us theme as the central conceit, but my interest is still here for now. Now it's your turn: If you're watching The Event, let me know how you're finding it, and if you're hooked yet — or why you won't continue watching.

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Carri Carri 5 years
I'm giving it a chance. So far, I do like it, but the alien thing is a little on the weird side. I loved Lost and I'm not sure I will love this show as much, but I do look forward to it on Mondays.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 5 years
Going to watch a few more episodes to see if it picks up any. It's more frustrating than anything.
zeze zeze 5 years
So far, I'm feeling...ehhh. After seeing the pilot for Lost, the whole plane crash scene just didn't compare, it looked fake and not nearly as traumatic. I'm also not really in love with the whole "aliens" thing - I don't mind sci-fi when the real good stuff brings you in and then the sci-fi comes up (LOST!!!), but an entire show about aliens really isn't my thing (see V) . Actually this show reminds me a lot of V, with the alien is in the CIA using fake blood veins as an undercover double agent...it's too out there.And while I love Blair Underwood, the naive president thing is hard to believe - no one gets to the top being that innocent and wet behind the ears. ...but I will give it a few more episodes before I give up, only because I need to fill some of Lost's void.
zeze zeze 5 years
So far, I'm feeling...ehhh. After seeing the pilot for Lost, the whole plane crash scene just didn't compare, it looked fake and not nearly as traumatic. I'm also not really in love with the whole "aliens" thing - I don't mind sci-fi when the real good stuff brings you in and then the sci-fi comes up (LOST!!!), but an entire show about aliens really isn't my thing (see V) . Actually this show reminds me a lot of V, with the alien is in the CIA using fake blood veins as an undercover double agent...it's too out there. And while I love Blair Underwood, the naive president thing is hard to believe - no one gets to the top being that innocent and wet behind the ears. ...but I will give it a few more episodes before I give up, only because I need to fill some of Lost's void.
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