The Event – Season 1 Review

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Serialized science fiction shows saw a brief resurgence a couple years ago thanks to Fringe and Lost's respective successes, but for every one of those shows, there are numerous others that never make it into a second season. Sadly, it looks like The Event could turn out to be another one of those casualties. I stopped reviewing episodes of The Event on an individual basis after episode seven. It wasn't on purpose. Honestly, it was just hard to fit it ... Read More

The Event – S01E07 – I Know Who You Are Review

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With that one episode, The Event turned into a bit of a joke. It's hard to believe a show with so much momentum going for it would derail itself with such a laughable ending for this episode. Knowing how Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and Sophia (Laura Innes) knew one another is an important piece of the story. I never imagined they were son/mother. If anything, I imagined they were lovers. It's been a common theme to delve into a ... Read More

The Event – S01E06 – Loyalty Review

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I had expected "Loyalty" to feature a lot more of Simon (Ian Anthony Dale) than usual, but I didn't expect to be almost solely about him. I loved it, especially the love story from the '50s. It was really nice to see a tender side of Simon. We see a different side of him most of the time. What happens to Simon now that his cover is blown is unclear to me. While one aide knows Simon isn't to ... Read More

The Event – S01E05 – Casualties of War Review

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"Casualties of War" seemed a little more anti-climactic than I was expecting for some reason. I had hoped for more from the story surrounding the threats Thomas (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and President Martinez (Blair Underwood) made towards one another. Although Blake Sterling (Zeljko Ivanek) was correct about referring to the detainees as potential casualties of war, I'm growing more and more tired of the character. He talks far too much and has nothing to say that isn't obvious. Once again, ... Read More

The Event – S01E04 – A Matter of Life and Death Review

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The Event's story is beginning to get a little one-sided as far as drawing interest goes. Even after "A Matter of Life and Death," I'm losing interest in seeing where things go with Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Sophia (Laura Innes). Thomas' threats of causing deaths if Sophia wasn't released seemed all too cliched. What had my attention in this week was everything surrounding Sean Walker (Sean Walker), Agent Collier (Heather McComb), Leila (Sarah Roemer), Vicky (Taylor Cole), and Carter (D.B. ... Read More

The Event – S01E03 – Protect Them From The Truth Review

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With President Martinez (Blair Underwood) running out of patience, it was no surprise he was forced to try a new tactic to get one of the detainees to talk. Freedom proved to be an enticing opportunity for one of those detainees. Unfortunately for him, his detainee girlfriend didn't like his plans to tell spill the beans to the government. It's too bad none of this was surprising to watch. Meanwhile, Sean Walker (Jason Ritter) and his new FBI friends were ... Read More

The Event – S01E02 – To Keep Us Safe Review

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After watching the first episode of The Event, I was left with more questions than answers. "To Keep Us Safe" was promised to deliver more facts and it most certainly did. In fact, the episode intrigued me enough to make The Event a weekly download on iTunes. The show looks much better on iTunes than through my local NBC affiliate. We now know a lot more about these mysterious prisoners in Alaska. Not only are they freakin' aliens, but ... Read More

The Event – S01E01 – Pilot Review

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The Event has to be one of the closely-guarded secrets as far as the plot goes in recent television memory. I can't think of a show where going into it, you had practically nothing to go on, other than there's some weird shit going on. This made me somewhat hesitant to jump into the show. The Event's pilot episode nauseously jumps between families, filling viewers in on what's going on. We are introduced to President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood), who's ... Read More