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.
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.
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 Catherine Lewis
as Chief of Staff
as Diane Geller
as Ted Fisk
as Agent Mike Garret
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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.
The subliminal promise of "The Event" is that it can act like therapy in the same way "Godzilla" once did.
By the end of an intriguing-enough pilot, you won't know much more than you did coming in. But the cast is good
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.
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.
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.More
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