Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Event

I was just watching TV earlier and saw a trailer for the new NBC show, "The Event." Has anyone seen anything about this? I had heard about it before, but had forgotten about it until I saw the commercial. It looks like it could be interesting - or like it could just be another attempt at a show with deep mythology, trying to capture what "Lost" was able to achieve.
Here's the summary of the plot, according to Wikipedia:
"The Event follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter), a man who, while investigating the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend, ends up unraveling the biggest cover-up in U.S. history; a coverup which shapes the very core of mankind as a whole, whose implications are lifechanging."
Wikipedia also says that NYMAG put out an article claiming that the show is about an alien invasion, so I suppose that's the big cover-up. Either way, it sounds intriguing. I'll be interested in seeing whether the show is still around by Christmas.

Anyway, the link to the show's homepage is the in the title, and the show premieres Monday, September 20th, if anyone's interested.


Mark Penner said...

In overall tone it appears to be very similar to the show from last season, Flash Forward. While its fate is uncertain, unless it makes some major changes to the formula it is unlikely to be very successful. That doesn't mean that it will be bad, however.

Ernest said...

I keep seeing ads for this show everywhere. It certainly has a lot to make up for if it's going to be successful: gimmicky name, science fiction element, and Jason Ritter.