Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Event

The Event: Season 1, Episode 14 “A Message Back” (F)

What trash! This show, which didn’t have all that much promise save one exciting big “event” in its pilot, has completely lost sight of any rationality, believability, or coherence, even more so than last week! First of all, I have to express my extreme displeasure at the purposeful delay of gratification in terms of revealing what the message back from the home world said. There are ways to build up anticipation for some big surprise, but putting it off several times like this was just lazy. It seems appalling to me that Sophia could just up and forgive Thomas and ally herself unquestionably with him after he murdered all of those who proclaimed allegiance to her mother. I’m especially unimpressed with Scott Patterson’s flat line readings, and as someone who has never made it through a full episode of “Gilmore Girls,” I can’t speak to whether or not this is what he’s usually like. President Martinez continues to act like an idiot, and I find it hard to believe that his advisors were so easily able to locate Sophia when the text messages Thomas sends are somehow so encrypted that they’re impossible to decipher. The return of Vicky is not something I’m excited about, and her cocky admission of her made-up sob story is annoying at best. Vicky and Sean make probably the worst team ever, and it’s a miracle that they haven’t already been apprehended due to the sheer stupidity of their actions and their apparent desperate need to nearly get caught.

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