Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Review - The Event Season 1 Episode 3 Protect Them from the Truth

Compared to recent Lost-wannabes, The Event is plotted much better. Everything seems to be headed in a certain direction and there aren't loose ends all over the place. The show isn't entirely mystery, as we do get a fair amount of answers.

But compared to Lost, the characters are essentially blank slates, fill-ins for whatever plot development there is. And therein lies the problem to the whole show: it's centered around titular Event and nothing else. The focus is so great that we never see the characters interact in a normal environment, so their personalities can come out. It's always running, driving, screaming, or shooting, nothing that defines a person, except what they do under pressure.

I'll keep watching because I want to know what happens in the end, but that may not happen in the end. The ratings for The Event have decreased significantly--after only three episodes--and if the trend continues, it's likely the show will be canceled, much less get the back 9.

Score: 8.5/10
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