The Event, “For The Good Of Our Country”

I haven't written about The Event since episode three or something like that, and I think you know why. The Event is a terrible, terrible television program. Yet, because I have a whole in my schedule at 9 p.m. on Monday night, there I am, every week, watching The Event. Well, watching might be too … Continue reading The Event, “For The Good Of Our Country”

The Event, “Protect Them From The Truth”

After an improved second episode that provided some answers to the pilot's biggest questions, The Event proved in its third episode that it's more less out of gas already. The slight sense of mystery, intrigue and danger created in the first two episodes (however manufactured it might have been) is completely gone in "Protect Them … Continue reading The Event, “Protect Them From The Truth”

Series Premiere — The Event, “I Haven’t Told You Everything”

Of all the big Monday premieres, I ended up saving only The Event for Tuesday, and well, I think you know why. I'm not sure there's any series that I have went into with more baggage in recent memory, and though I'm sure those frustrations colors my opinion of "I Haven't Told You Everything," it's … Continue reading Series Premiere — The Event, “I Haven’t Told You Everything”

Event pre-air musings: Haven’t we been down this road before?

On Monday, NBC's much-publicized The Event debuts. I should be excited. The series wants to fill the void left by Lost and 24 by creating a dense, complicated thriller with a global scope and some sort of secret ongoing mythology. It features a ridiculously cryptic title and is powered by an effective/stupid advertising campaign, much … Continue reading Event pre-air musings: Haven’t we been down this road before?