Twenty five minutes in to the first episode of The Event, I was feeling rather weary. With a timeline jumping all over the shop and characters being introduced every other minute I was confused, and, to be honest, a little bit bored. Oh no, I thought, it’s FlashForward all over again. I wasn’t sure I could be bothered with the second episode, but Mike seemed keen and it’s got Laura Innes (KERRY WEAVER!) in it, so we persevered. I’m glad we did – episode 2 was much better, with more time given to building the mystery behind the disappearance of Sean Walker’s wife Leila and the connection to a group of aliens (who so far look exactly like humans, as, apparently their DNA only differs from ours by 1%), and the C.I.A. It’s got a great cast, including the aforementioned Innes, Zeljko Ivanek (so good in Damages) and Blair Underwood* as the President. I’m hoping it continues in this vein and doesn’t start to scramble my poor brain too much! Did any of you watch it? What did you think?
*My friend Bea used to call him ‘Blair Blair Underwear’ when he was in LA Law 😉