Monday, October 18, 2010

Review - The Event Season 1 Episode 5 Casualties of War

The Event is a show which works on the large scale. President Martinez going head to head with Thomas was interesting in all regards, 24-esque in the tough choices to be made. The revelation that Thomas helped on the Manhattan Project was another cool reveal.

The small scale parts, Sean and Leila reuniting is nice and comforting, but nowhere near as compelling as the bigger stuff going on above them. It's hard to recognize their significance when they're both not interesting characters or doing anything interesting. They're just running around the place. Likewise, Vicky's son is revealed to be a baby she was supposed to kill. Yeah, it humanizes her, but I'll need more than that to actually care.

As some people might have read, The Event was given a full-season pickup earlier today, mostly because NBC has terrible ratings (somehow The Event was NBCs highest performing drama last week). With the pickup and in my mind, a fairly good episode, I guess I'll be sticking around for the rest of the season.

Score: 8.4/10
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