To begin with, I was kind of skeptical of the new television series The Event, but I eventually folded and started watching it and was hooked after the first episode. In all honesty, The Event is an excellent adrenalin rush that so far has not failed to deliver. However the story line is constantly breaking from present to past. The Event is a show about a man whose girlfriend was kidnapped. In an effort to find her, he stumbles onto a government conspiracy which is elaborated on in many of the flashbacks that riddle this television show.
When I first heard the premise behind The Event, I was a bit skeptical of how the story was going to be. I thought great, another government conspiracy and on top of that one that deals with extraterrestrials. It was hard to buy into the show to begin with. Finally, last night when I had nothing better to do I went ahead and looked up The Event on hulu.com and began to watch it. I was sucked in five minutes into the first episode. This show in my opinion delivers in terms of action and with a compelling storyline that I cannot get enough of.
There is one downside to The Event however that I noticed. The constantly breaking storyline because of the flashbacks gets a little old, especially when one is wrapped up in what is currently happening. There are about three or four different lines that the story flashes to throughout the episodes. However I can see why the show does this, the storyline has a lot to explain and without doing this, they would have to produce a lot more in order to make a cohesive story to follow.
Another thing that I noticed watching The Event was that through this show constantly I am asking questions as to what is really going on. The answers often lead to more questions though, and through curiosity I keep watching, wanting all of the answers. I hope that as the season progresses, I will get some more solid answers on the extraterrestrials, what is happening, and what everyone is after. This is a very effective method of getting people to watch the show over and over again, but I think that if they do not deliver answers, people will stop watching because no answers actually come.
With a story line that keeps you guessing and an always captivating story about something that could have global repercussions, The Event keeps you entertained and wanting to see more. The story is packed with high adrenaline moments keeping the story moving and keeping everyone captivated. All in all I would highly recommend this show for this fall. It is one of the more interesting television series that I have had the privilege of watching in the past couple years. It is on Monday nights on NBC 9/8c and on hulu.com the day after the air date so you can catch up on the story if you are behind.