The Event (2010– )

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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

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 Sean Walker (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Leila Buchanan (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Simon Lee (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Blake Sterling (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 President Elias Martinez (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Sophia Maguire (21 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Vicky Roberts (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Michael Buchanan (16 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Vice President Raymond Jarvis (15 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Christina Martinez (14 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Thomas (13 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 General Armbruster (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
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 Devon (11 episodes, 2011)
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 Richard Peel (10 episodes, 2011)
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 James Dempsey (10 episodes, 2010-2011)
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When a man goes looking for his missing girlfriend, he stumbles upon a government conspiracy that is bigger than the president himself.

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My Current MUST-WATCH Show!
23 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fantastic show. Excellent cast, spearheaded by the amazing Blair Underwood who plays the African-American President. I'm not too keen on the Sophia character, who seems to have the same facial expression and voice mannerism, regardless of the situation at hand. But the rest of the cast is superb, particularly the President's White House team - they seem to have the gravity and charisma to easily pull off a successful "The West Wing" remake.

The show advertised itself as a "what if '24' and 'Lost' had a baby" TV offspring, and I am definitely getting that vibe. The constant pacing of action and suspense remind me of "24", but with more depth and realism, so it's not as cheesy and convoluted (oh don't get offended, I'm a huge "24" fan but I'll readily admit that "24" had a level of cheesiness and hokiness that was good for unintentional laughs). And the aura of mystery and plot development is reminiscent of "Lost." Admittedly, "Lost" had the more interesting character development, but "The Event" seems to have a stronger, more robust plot that certainly knows where it's headed, which makes me feel as if the writers for "The Event" already have a strong ending in plan many seasons in advance - you brave, disappointed "Lost" fans who hanged on until the series finale know EXACTLY what I'm talking about! There were some painfully sad moments that were very compelling. For example, Agent Lee, who seemingly never ages as a result of his extraterrestrial genes, ran into an elderly woman who was his girlfriend of apparently same age many decades ago, and had to pretend to not recognize his long-lost love for the Greater Good. Those were beautifully done, heart-wrenching scenes.

So far, I have been thoroughly satisfied with this show. Every episode has been great. I can see how someone who joins in midway might get confused and lose interest (of course - this IS a serialized drama!) - so I HIGHLY recommend starting from the first episode and watch at least three episodes. You WILL be hooked, guaranteed.

If this show gets canceled, I'll be hugely disappointed - it would really really say something about us as TV viewers if we allowed disappointing garbage like "Heroes" and "V" to run on for more than a season but allow a high-caliber show like "The Event" with excellent production value and strong plot to go off air. Watch it! You will love it, that is my promise.

Edit: I caught the season finale yesterday - I was THOROUGHLY satisfied with it. It was indeed a wild ride. Without giving anything away, I will just say what I saw in the last few seconds give me hope that we are in for a VERY exciting and compelling second season - that is, if the show's still on the air. Come on, NBC execs, don't let us down!


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