"'The Event' was what would happen if you took some '24,' 'Flash Forward,' and 'Lost' and placed it in a blender. The result so far looks to be a hot mess."
So said iReporter Harry Crosland after watching Monday night's premiere of the much-anticipated "The Event." Approximately 10.8 million viewers watched it with him, and hundreds of those viewers weighed in with their thoughts about the conspiracy thriller - which included an airplane being chased down by an SUV, mysterious detainees and that same plane getting sucked into a vortex - right here on the Marquee Blog.
Not unlike what Crosland had to say, there was a lot of criticism - for example, "Jack" really didn't like the structure of the pilot: "With all the back and forth and then back again I felt like I was taking an online test and had to be glued to the TV in order to figure out what was going on. Way too much happening and nothing resolved."
[Editor's Note: You know the drill by now. If you haven't seen this episode of "The Event" yet, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER.]
One thing we know for sure after seeing Monday night's premiere of "The Event" (and the large amount of promotion behind it) is that NBC hopes it will fill the void left by "Lost."
The pilot was certainly not as good as that of "Lost," though it would be difficult for any pilot to reach that level. What transpired over the first hour were a lot of mysterious happenings with very little context behind them.
What does Sean Walker's girlfriend being apparently kidnapped while he was on vacation have to do with a group of detainees being released from an Alaskan prison? Your guess is as good as mine.
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