Friday, April 22, 2011

What I’m Watching: The Event

The Event: Season 1, Episode 17 “Cut Off the Head” (F)

The inconsistencies just keep piling up, and it’s getting even more ridiculous than it has been in the past. This idea of the First Lady actually being an alien sleeper agent is intriguing, but it’s completely undercut by the fact that Senator Lewis was able to dig up dirt on her in just a day that somehow wouldn’t have come up in his presidential campaign at all. Additionally, Martinez is proving himself to be dumber and dumber with each move he makes, and now he may well pay for it by being poisoned by the Vice President. Things have gotten considerably more complicated here, with Sophia now bartering with the leaders of different countries to keep their citizens alive. Dempsey’s suicide was rather senseless, especially because he was judging Sean’s competence based on the fact that he happened to make it in time to save Vicky from burning to death in a fire. There’s a point at which scare tactics become ineffective, namely when the threat maker is no longer alive to inspire fear in the people he wants to motivate. Leila is continuing to cause trouble, and now she’s gotten out an important message before her father becomes the one to discipline her for her actions. This show isn’t headed anywhere coherent, and now it’s literally Sean and Vicky versus the aliens and the Vice President. There are still five episodes left in this show’s season order, and I couldn’t possibly imagine that anyone would want to stick around for a second go at this inanity.

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