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The Event 

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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Series cast summary:
Jason Ritter ...  Sean Walker 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Sarah Roemer ...  Leila Buchanan 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Ian Anthony Dale ...  Simon Lee 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Zeljko Ivanek ...  Blake Sterling 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Blair Underwood ...  President Elias Martinez 22 episodes, 2010-2011
Laura Innes ...  Sophia Maguire 21 episodes, 2010-2011
Scott Patterson ...  Michael Buchanan 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Taylor Cole ...  Vicky Roberts 16 episodes, 2010-2011
Bill Smitrovich ...  Vice President Raymond Jarvis 15 episodes, 2010-2011
Lisa Vidal ...  Christina Martinez 14 episodes, 2010-2011
Clifton Collins Jr. ...  Thomas 13 episodes, 2010-2011
Blue Deckert ...  General Armbruster 11 episodes, 2010-2011
Sean Carrigan ...  Devon 11 episodes, 2011
Roger Bart ...  Richard Peel 10 episodes, 2011
Hal Holbrook ...  James Dempsey 10 episodes, 2010-2011
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Jason Ritter stars as Sean Walker, a regular guy who launches an investigation into the disappearance of his fiancee. What he doesn't realize is that his probe begins to expose the biggest cover-up in American history. Walker's actions affect a number of strangers, including the newly elected president (Blair Underwood), and the global conspiracy he's uncovered could change the fate of mankind.

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What Will You Believe?


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English

Release Date:

20 September 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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The Event was one of four new series screened at San Diego Comic-Con in July 2010, with The Hollywood Reporter saying the crowd response suggested "NBC's fall drama The Event came up a big winner." See more »

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My Current MUST-WATCH Show!
23 May 2011 | by jasonrobertbiggsSee 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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