Thursday, October 14, 2010

What I’m Watching: The Event

The Event: Season 1, Episode 4 “A Matter of Life and Death” (D+)

I won’t waste much time decrying the fact that, once again, Sean and Leila are the focal points of the episode when it’s the visitors up north who really should be. Agent Collier officially ranks as my most hated character of the TV season so far (I might have to reevaluate that), but her sheer stupidity and inability to be the least bit helpful is pissing me off. Sean would be better off without his FBI escort dragging him down. The lengths to which this show is going to demonstrate just how manipulative, far-reaching, and corrupt everyone is are becoming repetitive. Leila didn’t need to spend an entire episode tugging at the ropes around her hands to break free and help set Vicky’s latest plan in motion. The use of unnecessary flashbacks irked me as always, and the show seems to be pandering to a much dumber crowd that I imagine is watching it. Once I saw the police officer talking to Carter, I understood exactly what was going on and didn’t need to waste another few minutes having it all spelled out for me. I would have preferred much more time spent on the interrogation clips which showed us the reactions of a few of the passengers from the plane. This would be a far more compelling show if the focus was on what was actually interesting. I don’t care how someone slipped a phone into the president’s son’s backpack. Let’s get a trace on that phone call and finally find out exactly what’s going on!

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