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The Event: Season 1 (2010-2011)



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


Air date: Sep 20, 2010
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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
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as Sean Walker

as President Elias Mart...

as Sophia Maguire

as Leila Buchanan

as Blake Sterling

as Blake Sterling

as Simon Lee

as Christina Martinez

as Michael Buchanan

as Vicky Roberts

as Vice President Raymo...

as David Martinez

as Madeline

as Catherine Lewis

as Carter

as Chief of Staff

as Dempsey

as Diane Geller

as Collier

as Agent Mike Garret

as Violet
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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
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Event: Season 1


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

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