The Event: Season 1 (2010-2011)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: The Event has an intriguing premise with a tantalizing story, but the chance for the show to lose focus is high.

Episodes

Air date: Sep 20, 2010
Air date: Sep 27, 2010
Air date: Oct 4, 2010
Air date: Oct 11, 2010
Air date: Oct 18, 2010
Air date: Oct 25, 2010
Air date: Nov 8, 2010
Air date: Nov 15, 2010
Air date: Nov 22, 2010
Air date: Nov 29, 2010

Season Info

The first season of the mystery-laden series "The Event" follows an ordinary man whose personal investigation into his girlfriend's disappearance leads him to uncover a conspiracy of untold dimensions, inadvertently affecting the newly elected U.S. president, the leader of a group of mysterious detainees and the detainee leader's father.

Network: NBC
Created By:
Produced By: , ,

Cast

Jason Ritter
Jason Ritter
as Sean Walker
Jason Ritter
Jason Ritter
as Sean Walker
Blair Underwood
Blair Underwood
as President Elias Mart...
Laura Innes
Laura Innes
as Sophia Maguire
Sarah Roemer
Sarah Roemer
as Leila Buchanan
Zeljko Ivanek
Zeljko Ivanek
as Blake Sterling
eljko Ivanek
eljko Ivanek
as Blake Sterling
Ian Anthony Dale
Ian Anthony Dale
as Simon Lee
Lisa Vidal
Lisa Vidal
as Christina Martinez
Scott Patterson
Scott Patterson
as Michael Buchanan
Taylor Cole
Taylor Cole
as Vicky Roberts
Bill Smitrovich
Bill Smitrovich
as Vice President Raymo...
Sayeed Shahidi
Sayeed Shahidi
as David Martinez
Paula Malcomson
Paula Malcomson
as Madeline
Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
as Catherine Lewis
D.B. Sweeney
D.B. Sweeney
as Carter
Roger Bart
Roger Bart
as Chief of Staff
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
as Dempsey
Gabrielle Carteris
Gabrielle Carteris
as Diane Geller
Heather McComb
Heather McComb
as Collier
Dondre T. Whitfield
Dondre T. Whitfield
as Agent Mike Garret
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Critic Reviews for The Event: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (13)

If you can tolerate the overly histrionic pilot and are curious enough to find out what "the event" actually is, of which there is no mention in the pilot, then NBC has a Lost-esque show on its hands. Count me out.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Under the Radar

The subliminal promise of "The Event" is that it can act like therapy in the same way "Godzilla" once did.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

By the end of an intriguing-enough pilot, you won't know much more than you did coming in. But the cast is good

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Philadelphia Daily News

The Event is such a blur of shadowy operatives, dubious motives, cryptic dialogue and mystifying time shifts that by the end, many viewers may be not so much curious as simply confused.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
New York Daily News
Top Critic

The Event, shrouded in mystery by necessity, is one of those shows-a whodunit spun into a big whatsit built to keep the audience scratching for answers, solving for X-files.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Slate
Top Critic

The briskly paced premiere is certainly enough to lure the audience back for a second visit.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Event: Season 1

½

Though short-lived, NBC's sci-fi series The Event delivered a thrilling and action-packed adventure. The show follows several characters whose stories intertwine as a terrorist name Thomas attempts to force the President to free a group of detainees from another world who are being held at a secret U.S. prison. The storytelling is a bit problematic with time jumps and switches to seemingly unrelated character stories. But by mid-season this is tightened up and becomes more fluid and engaging. The show also does an impressive job at creating interesting characters that have some ambiguity, and switch between hero and villain as the season unfolds. Still, there are a number of failed subplot and mysteries that are never answered or don't add much to the overall story arc. While it was problematic at times, The Event ultimately proved to be an exciting and compelling series worthy of more than the one season it got.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

½

Though short-lived, NBC's sci-fi series The Event delivered a thrilling and action-packed adventure. The show follows several characters whose stories intertwine as a terrorist name Thomas attempts to force the President to free a group of detainees from another world who are being held at a secret U.S. prison. The storytelling is a bit problematic with time jumps and switches to seemingly unrelated character stories. But by mid-season this is tightened up and becomes more fluid and engaging. The show also does an impressive job at creating interesting characters that have some ambiguity, and switch between hero and villain as the season unfolds. Still, there are a number of failed subplot and mysteries that are never answered or don't add much to the overall story arc. While it was problematic at times, The Event ultimately proved to be an exciting and compelling series worthy of more than the one season it got.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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