Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Review - The Event Season 1 Episode 1 I Haven't Told You Everything

"They saved us." "Who saved us?" "I haven't told you everything."

Because this is the first episode, Sophia won't be spilling the beans next week or any time soon. In fact, we'd be lucky to get a few answers by the end of the series. The Event begins with yet another promising premise--a prison at Mt. Inostranka, a guy's girlfriend being wiped from existence, and a plane barreling down on the president before disappearing into a cool looking vortex.

"I Haven't Told You Everything" doesn't have the flare of FlashForward's pilot, but the writing is surprisingly sound, though it's clear the viewers are supposed to be insulated from the the whole truth, with a couple grating lines where people never directly state anything. Most annoying about The Event is the constant time changing. It adds literally nothing to the show, not even an ounce of increased tension, and is equivalent to ripping random pages from a book and piecing them together to create a "mystery."

Score: 8.7/10
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