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seaaircarol
09-22-2010, 05:41 AM
I. Am. Hooked.

My new "Flash Forward"!

Anyone watch?

Carlene
09-22-2010, 05:50 AM
I DVRed it and just watched. I thought it was dumber than a box of hair. My husband didn't last 25 minutes - he left to go read. I hated the back and forth and vowed never to get hooked by a "Lost" clone again. I was SOOO disappointed when that one ended.

Carlene

katiemac
09-22-2010, 06:52 AM
I won't be watching. The pilot was manipulative. Switched POV characters way too often, with the sole intent of keeping information from the audience. It's not like a show where the characters are figuring things out along with the audience; these characters already have the answers and they're just not telling.

mscelina
09-22-2010, 07:07 AM
I'm giving it another couple of chances. I'm assuming the POV/time-hopping will settle down; if it doesn't, I'll chuck it. However, there are some actors on the show I really like, so I am as yet reserving my opinion.

ceenindee
09-22-2010, 07:36 AM
I'll watch it. Never saw more than a couple episodes of Lost, so I can't compare, but I enjoyed these characters enough to follow them for a season. My only problem was the constant jumping back and forth. I feel like that could've been handled better, and was confusing for the sake of confusion.

katiemac
09-22-2010, 07:47 AM
It felt more like 24 to me, structurally, than LOST. I don't see much of a comparison otherwise. (And I don't mean that in an automatically negative way toward The Event. Just that while the LOST comparisons might be the forefront, they may not necessarily be appropriate.)

childeroland
09-23-2010, 02:40 AM
Only Laura Innes, the hunter character from Heroes, and the guy from Gilmore Girls is keeping me slightly interested in this so far.

dragonjax
09-23-2010, 07:28 AM
I won't be watching. The pilot was manipulative. Switched POV characters way too often, with the sole intent of keeping information from the audience. It's not like a show where the characters are figuring things out along with the audience; these characters already have the answers and they're just not telling.

This.

I may give it one more week because I really adore Jason Ritter. But oy, this episode pissed me off. 45 minutes earlier! 13 days earlier! 8 hours earlier! And let's face it, this is NBC, which, 2 seasons earlier, canceled Kings. (What-- me, bitter?)

darkprincealain
09-23-2010, 08:28 AM
Zeljko Ivanek and Laura Innes have me curious, but the transitions were wonky and I can't decide if this is one I'll keep with or not. I'm giving it another week.

Leah J. Utas
09-23-2010, 05:28 PM
I'm mildly curious, but the time jumps were ill-thought out at best. They were just plain annoying. If they calm down it might keep me watching. I'll give it another week.

MrWrite
09-23-2010, 06:21 PM
With NBC's form I don't trust them to keep the show running for a season anyway. I'm still very bitter about them dropping Journeyman and STILL not releasing the dvd of that one season. I also found the constant time jumping around annoying and pointless. I'll give it another week or two but not hopeful about this one.

Lavern08
09-23-2010, 11:22 PM
I'm giving it another couple of chances. I'm assuming the POV/time-hopping will settle down; if it doesn't, I'll chuck it.

However, there are some actors on the show I really like, so I am as yet reserving my opinion.

Ditto. ;)

Leah J. Utas
09-29-2010, 05:19 PM
The show's not that captivating for me, and the time hopping is downright annoying, but I am still curious as to how it will play.
But please help me. I messed up the times on the DVR and missed the final shot. What was up with the plane?

ChronicSelfEditor
09-29-2010, 08:03 PM
Suir... the plane was teleported to the Yuma desert. (Or is that dessert? I always confuse the two.)

So far I like it. Not sure if I will stick with it.

MrWrite
09-29-2010, 08:07 PM
The second episode was ok. I am intrigued to find out who these "aliens" are and what their agenda is. I hope this time hopping thing isn't going to go on all season though.

soapdish
09-29-2010, 08:09 PM
I may give it one more week because I really adore Jason Ritter. Yeah, I'll be going back simply because of Jason Ritter. I really want something he does to succeed. But I'm not that into the show otherwise. Yet.

KTC
09-29-2010, 08:12 PM
I'm going to give it 1 more chance. Not living up to the expectation.

dragonjax
09-29-2010, 10:14 PM
Nits:

Why was Leila kidnapped at all? Didn't the Bad Guys already have Michael's younger daughter? For that matter, why did they kill his wife? What was the point of the wife character? Of the younger daughter? If it was purely to manipulate Michael into flying the plane, all they needed was one hostage.

And why the deception with Sean at all? If Vicki hadn't invited Sean to go snorkeling with her the Bad Guys would have killed Sean instead of Greg, and that would have been the end of it.

Or they could have left Leila alone completely since they already had Michael and Leila's little sister.

So did Vicki really pretend to drown in a remote location because she somehow knew that Sean and Leila were there and that Sean was a swimmer who could save her? Really? Really?

If the Bad Guys made it so that Sean and Leila had, according to ship records, never been on board, then how could they have framed Sean for killing Greg?

I'm not even getting into the TKXX DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS/YEARS BEFORE device, which is truly pissing me off.

Leah J. Utas
09-29-2010, 10:52 PM
"If the Bad Guys made it so that Sean and Leila had, according to ship records, never been on board, then how could they have framed Sean for killing Greg?"

This. More than nits, dragonjax. This is head-shaking.

KTC
09-30-2010, 12:48 AM
"If the Bad Guys made it so that Sean and Leila had, according to ship records, never been on board, then how could they have framed Sean for killing Greg?"

This. More than nits, dragonjax. This is head-shaking.

YES! That totally bugged the shit out of me. I wanted to throw a plane at the TV...but I was afraid they might somehow divert it!

Smileycat
10-04-2010, 07:53 PM
He could have gotten aboard after the liner docked is how.

But, why would the police think he was guilty after HE made the call to the police to save his girlfriend? What stupid murderer would call the police?

dragonjax
10-04-2010, 08:21 PM
He could have gotten aboard after the liner docked is how.

But, why would the police think he was guilty after HE made the call to the police to save his girlfriend? What stupid murderer would call the police?

A lot of reaching, plotwise. I'll record the third episode tonight -- maybe there will be new holes to add to the list...

darkprincealain
10-04-2010, 11:53 PM
I watched the second episode today. Goodness, I'm not sure how to feel about wanting to give it a third episode. It really feels like they don't want to reveal anything, and it bothered me that Jason Ritter is supposed to have killed Greg in a cabin that was completely clean and occupied by another couple when he went back, as was discussed upthread. What a goofy couple of episodes.

rhymegirl
10-05-2010, 01:34 AM
My sister called me today and asked if I'd be watching The Event tonight. I said no. She said, "No???" Amazed that I'm not interested.

When the show first aired, I had said I'd give it 10 minutes to hook me. It did not. Lost DID hook me right from the beginning and I was a fan for all of the seasons.

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who doesn't care about The Event.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-05-2010, 01:36 AM
First, how do you know all their names already? That's amazing. They are still "That wimpy guy who needs a shave", "The rastawannabe hippy", "The snorkel chick", "Dad", "That lady from ER" around my house.

And now, at the risk of assuming the untenable position of defending the show...


And why the deception with Sean at all? If Vicki hadn't invited Sean to go snorkeling with her the Bad Guys would have killed Sean instead of Greg, and that would have been the end of it.

So did Vicki really pretend to drown in a remote location because she somehow knew that Sean and Leila were there and that Sean was a swimmer who could save her? Really? Really?

The shadowy organization led by DB Sweeney could have been trailing WGNS (Sean?) and his girlfriend (Leila? Really? I had no idea what her name was) and staged the drowning at the appropriate time. They are clearly all-powerful (like most shadowy organizations in fiction). I still think RWH (Greg? Wow!) had to have been in on it--even tho they clearly showed us he wasn't.


If the Bad Guys made it so that Sean and Leila had, according to ship records, never been on board, then how could they have framed Sean for killing Greg?

WGNS was escorted off the ship. This ties in with the question by another poster of how could the murder have taken place in a clean room occupied by someone else. They never actually said where on the ship RWH was murdered.


I'm not even getting into the TKXX DAYS/WEEKS/MONTHS/YEARS BEFORE device, which is truly pissing me off.

Now, having said those things, I admit I doubt the writers/creators are clever enough (or, for that matter, thorough enough) to fill in all the plot holes. And personally I am very disappointed in the show. I think Katiemac hit it on the head. Whereas LOST said here are clues let me reveal a mystery to you; this show sits there smirking saying na-na-na I know somthing you don't know.

dragonjax
10-05-2010, 07:13 AM
Just as tonight's last scene came on, I said to myself, "The only thing that would make me come back next week would be if the passengers suddenly come back from the dead."

I'm hoping that next week, they all get a hankering for brains.

(I've stopped keeping track of all the ridiculous things in this series so far. It hurts my head too much.)

seaaircarol
10-06-2010, 03:24 AM
"The only thing that would make me come back next week would be if the passengers suddenly come back from the dead."


Shades of "Flash Forward"!

I thought that might happen.

ceenindee
10-06-2010, 06:57 AM
This episode was 40 minutes of pure disbelief-suspension, but I enjoyed it. :)

At least the time jumping has calmed down.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-06-2010, 08:18 AM
My favorite moment happened about two minutes into the episode when a very convenient winnebago engineered the hero's escape.

Oh, and then 30 subsequent minutes were wasted on a dead-end storyline about a detainee who was willing to answer questions.

P.S. -- Why is it that when somemone says something along the lines of: "Oh, is that all you want to know? That's easy," the person seeking the information doesn't just say: "OK tell me."

darkprincealain
10-06-2010, 08:38 AM
Oh, I am so confused. The casting people got Clea Duvall for this show?

I think, as many serious doubts I have about this show, that I'm in. Probably just for the part of me that is entertained by all the random wackiness.

Overkill
10-06-2010, 08:46 AM
i really am quite curious to find out exactly what "the event" is. I can not imagine it being just a simple rescue. With the power shown to make the plane disappear, they could have orchestrated a rescue in any of the 66 years or so since they were detained. Any ideas on what it could be?

dragonjax
10-06-2010, 03:29 PM
My favorite moment happened about two minutes into the episode when a very convenient winnebago engineered the hero's escape.

Yup. Between that and the convenient handcuff key in the dead FBI agent's pocket -- the one pocket Sean was able to somehow reach -- I decided to stop keeping track of the wacky coincidences, which first began with Sean and Leila, in a remote part of their paradise island, just happening to come across a "drowning" Vicki.

(Except for Sean **also** being a computer hacker genius. That had to go on my checklist. Along with him being a super swimmer. Is he also secretly a brain surgeon? Or speak specific foreign languages?)

I am still painfully unclear on why Leila was kidnapped in the first place if the Bad Guys already had the pilot's **other** daughter (who seems to have been conveniently forgotten). And if they wanted hostages for collateral, why did they kill the pilot's wife? Shouldn't they have kidnapped her too?

Also equally unclear on WHY DIDN'T THEY KILL SEAN instead of lure him away to go scuba diving with Vicki.

I just realized this all sounds like I really care. I don't. The show could be canceled tomorrow, and I wouldn't lose any sleep.

dragonjax
10-06-2010, 03:33 PM
P.S. -- Why is it that when somemone says something along the lines of: "Oh, is that all you want to know? That's easy," the person seeking the information doesn't just say: "OK tell me."

I KNOW. And the switch from the President's Henchman (don't recall his name) interrogating the detainee to suddenly the Henchman giving out orders to his Lackey to find Sean Walker made no sense. Sure, they had to fulfill the detainee's request to get his girlfriend out before the guy would talk -- but that was never said. They just went from Henchman interrogating the detainee and getting approval from the President to the Henchman telling the Lackey to get Sean. Oh, my head.

Gravity
10-07-2010, 02:10 AM
This show is simply screaming for someone to to add Peter Weller's Buckaroo Banzai character. Couldn't hurt, and may just help.

dragonjax
10-12-2010, 05:31 PM
Okay, so last night's episode was all about letting Leila escape so she could draw Sean to her...so the bad guys could kill them both, right?

So explain to me why the bad guys didn't give Leila a cell phone, make her call Sean, and give Sean the address, and if Sean didn't show up, they'd kill her. Why all the subterfuge? Other than to serve as a plot filler, that is?

And what was the point of showing Sean and Leila five years ago during Thanksgiving? To prove how much they're in luv?

maestrowork
10-13-2010, 04:48 AM
Just as tonight's last scene came on, I said to myself, "The only thing that would make me come back next week would be if the passengers suddenly come back from the dead."

As soon as they showed the hanger, I said, "I bet the dead passengers wake up."

As soon as the girlfriend of alien/whatever-he-is showed up, I said, "I bet she killed him."

Now, I don't know if it's because they have great foreshadowing or I'm just smart or if they're too obvious...

But at least they only had ONE "2 hours earlier" type of flashback. Whew! I was commenting "hey, this week flows so much better... wait, yeah, right, they only had one flashback so far!" They're on the right track.

ps yeah, I am sure an FBI agent is going to use her pet's name as part of her password. GET REAL.

ps I haven't watched last night's episode yet. Dreading it... which is not a good thing.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-13-2010, 06:29 AM
Okay, so last night's episode was all about letting Leila escape so she could draw Sean to her...so the bad guys could kill them both, right?

So explain to me why the bad guys didn't give Leila a cell phone, make her call Sean, and give Sean the address, and if Sean didn't show up, they'd kill her. Why all the subterfuge? Other than to serve as a plot filler, that is?

And what was the point of showing Sean and Leila five years ago during Thanksgiving? To prove how much they're in luv?

This show is fast becoming a train wreck. Unfortunately, as with any train wreck, I am having a hard time looking away.

Who writes this? Have they never had a conversation with a real person? People don't talk this way. Your daughter brings home a boyfriend for the first time, you pull out the expensive scotch and say welcome to the family? I can see the scotch, but most guys, if their gf's dad said that, they would run for the hills. And mom, telling her daughter that she chose a good one. For what? Organ harvesting? It was creepy.

Whew! Sorry, just had to rant for a moment.

But what about this shadowy organization? Are they divine or something? They are leaving a trail of bodies--including an FBI station full of dead agents, a sheriff's department full of dead sheriffs--and the president hasn't even heard about it? The 24 hour news isn't onto it? Is this all happening in the Fringe-altiverse? Because it doesn't make sense in my world.

And don't even get me started about what a caterer who was working the presidential lunch might have told reporters about seeing a jumbo jet careening toward them and then disappearing.

Whoa, apparently I wasn't done venting. Ugh, this show is just dreadful and sort of maliciously indifferent to the way it insults us.

All that said, is there anyone else suspecting Jason Ritter's character might be one of the "aliens" who got out of Alaska before the feds arrived?

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-13-2010, 06:48 AM
OK, just had to add about my favorite line of the evening: "That's my story in a nutshell."

No. "My parents and I aren't close," would be your story in a nutshell--all that personal information you spouted to people you didn't know and (one assumes) you wanted to impress? That was bad writing.

PsycheWardSarah
10-13-2010, 10:43 AM
I watched the first episode but didn't particularly enjoy it.

I think I'm still too emotionally devastated by the end of LOST to give another drama/mystery series my full attention. I'll stick with South Park and Hoarders. LoL

GavinPreacher
10-13-2010, 04:19 PM
I can only speak for myself, but i enjoy the show. If not to only find outm what the Event actually is. They are very careful in the show to not call the detainess aliens and i wonder why? If they can make planes disappear why can they just not take the detainees away or transport them away? I am curious to see what the answers are, if any. I also wonder how Sean Walker ties into all of this. I guess the questions keep me coming back. I just hope some answer is given, no matter how improbable it may be. Heck, Lost made a living off of things that made no real sense and i loved it.

seaaircarol
10-13-2010, 05:19 PM
All that said, is there anyone else suspecting Jason Ritter's character might be one of the "aliens" who got out of Alaska before the feds arrived?


Interesting idea!

Anyway, I am also beginning to find this show troublesome.

How did Vicki and The Guy (do we know his name?) know that Leila would do exactly what they thought she would??? I mean, okay, I can see her finding the broken glass and trying to free herself. I could go along with it until she "shot" Vicki. How did they know she would do that? She thought it was a real gun; it wouldn't be that surprising if she wouldn't have been able to go through with it. Then what? She would have run, and both Vicki and The Guy would have to pretend they couldn't catch her?

And the cop (sheriff?) who picked her up wasn't in on it, right? (Didn't they end up killing him?) How the hell did he just *happen* to be driving along when Leila got outside? What if he hadn't been driving by? She didn't know where she was; how would she have just happened upon the police station? Isn't it more likely she would have tried to get help elsewhere?

ETA: I, too, found it strange that Scott Patterson's character "welcomed" Sean to the family. They weren't engaged!

GavinPreacher
10-14-2010, 07:34 PM
If Sean Walker is one of the "detainees", which i actually think could be the case, then would it mean he doesn't realize he's one of them or has he just assimilated quickly into the society? This would make him the youngest of the group as far as i have seen. Is it possible he is a hybrid "detainee", maybe brought on by a coupling of a normal and one of them? That would make him very valuable to them and also to us, wouldn't it? Then, would the "event" be something centered around Sean?

darkprincealain
10-20-2010, 08:25 AM
This show is becoming more and more of a train wreck each week. My favorite part of the episode from the 11th was when Leila goes for the door with the large glass window and closes it on Vicki. For some reason, with Leila's short lead, that didn't seem to make so much sense to me.

The five years earlier flashback was squicky. It takes time to get to know people. It seems this family somehow managed it in one dinner.

The cop that wasn't in on it was either passed out or dead... but it was a very short shot, and it didn't make clear which it was.

trekkiebaggio
10-20-2010, 04:01 PM
I was excited for this show but it just hasn't grabbed me. The plot is kind of interesting but the characters are just dull dull dull, so far I've only found Sean and Leila likeable. In fact I prefer Sean's story rather than the main plot, so I'll watch next week to see what happens to him (I'm guessing he'll turn out to be descended from Sophia's people). I'm only really watching it at the moment because I'm bored.

seaaircarol
10-20-2010, 05:33 PM
Here is my problem with Monday's episode:

Once Sean had told Vicki he would distribute her son's photo if she didn't let him get Leila, how exactly was he going to go forward with that if she called his bluff and killed him? Was the FBI agent going to release the photo????

maestrowork
10-20-2010, 08:18 PM
The plot and characters are so ridiculous.. I have decided to stop watching this.

I wish they would bring back Flashforward. That show was so much better, but it got canceled.

Lavern08
10-20-2010, 08:20 PM
Lots of plot holes, but the Hubby and I are hooked. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon11.gif

dragonjax
10-20-2010, 10:43 PM
Here is my problem with Monday's episode:

Once Sean had told Vicki he would distribute her son's photo if she didn't let him get Leila, how exactly was he going to go forward with that if she called his bluff and killed him? Was the FBI agent going to release the photo????

I KNOW. I watched, and as he got out of the car, I said to the screen, "Don't forget to give the FBI agent your phone." But did he listen? NoooooOOOooo.

The whole "Got to kill Sean" thing is just so ridonculous. I suppose I'm curious to find out what happened between the OMG, Leila Is Kidnapped! and Sean getting onto the plane that Michael was flying because he knew that Michael was going to try to assassinate the president. I suppose. I'll watch it until I get distracted...

...oh, look. Bunnies!

maestrowork
10-20-2010, 11:01 PM
The whole "Got to kill Sean" thing is just so ridonculous. I suppose I'm curious to find out what happened between the OMG, Leila Is Kidnapped! and Sean getting onto the plane that Michael was flying because he knew that Michael was going to try to assassinate the president. I suppose. I'll watch it until I get distracted...

Exactly. It's, what, the fifth episode now and they still haven't answered that question. With all the effing time jumps, we still have no idea what happened between the cruise and Sean getting on the plane that Michael was flying.

If it were a novel, I would have tossed it across the room into a hellfire already.

And, shouldn't they have ample opportunities to kill Sean? But he's still running around. Dude, if you really want to kill Sean, just shoot him in the head while he's in his room on the cruise ship. The whole thing just doesn't make sense and it's ridiculous. But yeah, answer the question already -- it's been five episodes!

dragonjax
10-20-2010, 11:31 PM
And, shouldn't they have ample opportunities to kill Sean? But he's still running around. Dude, if you really want to kill Sean, just shoot him in the head while he's in his room on the cruise ship. The whole thing just doesn't make sense and it's ridiculous. But yeah, answer the question already -- it's been five episodes!

RIGHT. If they wanted to kidnap Leila just as collateral against Michael, Vicki had plenty of opportunity to kill Sean. And needing Leila as collateral made no sense...because the Bad Guys have Michael's other daughter. And they killed his wife. Which made NO sense. Take all the hostages! In fact, with Leila and Sean out of pocket, they didn't need to involve them at all -- just kidnap the wife and younger daughter to force Michael to dive bomb the plane into the president's event.

Argh. Head...hurts.

So the whole thing suggests there is A Reason why Sean was kept alive all this time, even though now they want to kill him. So something must have happened between the kidnapping and the plane hijacking. Perhaps it even has to do with the titular Event, whatever the hell **that** is. Because at this point, it's difficult to care.

Side note: I still really like Jason Ritter, and I hope he gets more roles after this show is done.

maestrowork
10-20-2010, 11:35 PM
I met Jason in LA once. Really nice guy. I was really happy for him when he got the lead role in The Event. But now I'm not so sure... I hope he gets better material than this...

heyjude
10-20-2010, 11:59 PM
The plot holes get to me in this one too, and I'm not known for noticing such things.

You guys have hit most of them, but here were a few more: Sean and Leila were tight five years ago, right? So tight that Dad welcomed him to the family. But it took him five years to propose?

Okay, to each his own. Some people take longer than others. That I can accept.

But the goatee--he still has the goatee! In five years he didn't change the ghost goatee?! Really?

dragonjax
10-21-2010, 02:31 AM
But the goatee--he still has the goatee! In five years he didn't change the ghost goatee?! Really?

Hey, at least they had the little sister be an infant for the 5 Years Ago segment, so at least they didn't completely fall asleep at the switch...

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-21-2010, 03:06 AM
mghf wredcsrfr (I'd add to this, but the last episode gave me an aneurysm).

Jake Barnes
10-21-2010, 09:52 PM
The scene between the alien/CIA guy and Sophia where they discuss Thomas didn't make any sense. Isn't every conversation that every alien has with anybody going to be recorded?

The President's threat to kill all the aliens made no sense. If he killed them all he'd no longer have any leverage. Make more sense to start killing one an hour until the antidote is handed over.

The deal with Vicky's kid didn't make any sense. She wouldn't want the world to knoiw about the kid, but Sean has no way of knowing that (stashing the kid with your mother isn't suspicious, it just makes sense if you're a hitman). Also, since Vicky's employer is all-powerful, wouldn't they have found about the kid in the intevening six years?

One "advantage" movies and TV have over novels is that the action happens so fast you don't have time to ID the plot holes. You just get a general sense of suckage.

Gravity
10-21-2010, 10:47 PM
The longer this show goes on the more I expect to see the silhouette of a man and his two wisecracking robot pals at the bottom of the screen...

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-22-2010, 03:52 AM
I've recovered enough to report my favorite line.

Vickie (the hitlady): "We were told to be discreet."

Yeah? Before or after you shot up an FBI station and murdered all the sheriffs in that small town?

heyjude
10-22-2010, 02:22 PM
I've recovered enough to report my favorite line.

Vickie (the hitlady): "We were told to be discreet."

Yeah? Before or after you shot up an FBI station and murdered all the sheriff's in that small town?

:roll:

I read this to dh, who said, "Well, they shot up the town discreetly."

dragonjax
10-22-2010, 06:37 PM
The longer this show goes on the more I expect to see the silhouette of a man and his two wisecracking robot pals at the bottom of the screen...

THIS. Oh please...!

dragonjax
10-26-2010, 06:34 AM
Hello, crazy conspiracy expert who just happens to be loitering around the pilot's house, carrying a gun! Things were too slow on CAPRICA for you?

Hey, that's what we need: An EVENT/CAPRICA mashup!

seaaircarol
10-26-2010, 06:42 AM
Hey, it finally clicked for me that Vicki's cohort is the hockey player from "The Cutting Edge"!

dragonjax
10-26-2010, 05:12 PM
Hey, it finally clicked for me that Vicki's cohort is the hockey player from "The Cutting Edge"!

I recognized the name, but I'm definitely not placing the face. You mean the Bad Guy that Sean et al. have captured?

maestrowork
10-26-2010, 06:21 PM
D. B. Sweeney. I worked with him on the movie Roommates. :) /end name-drop of the day

seaaircarol
10-26-2010, 06:25 PM
I recognized the name, but I'm definitely not placing the face. You mean the Bad Guy that Sean et al. have captured?


Right.

seaaircarol
10-26-2010, 06:26 PM
D. B. Sweeney. I worked with him on the movie Roommates. :) /end name-drop of the day

Cool. Was he nice?

maestrowork
10-26-2010, 06:27 PM
Cool. Was he nice?

He was very nice. Super nice guy.

seaaircarol
10-26-2010, 06:54 PM
I just finished watching last night's episode.

The storyline with Simon and Violet (?) made me cry. I admit it.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
10-27-2010, 04:38 AM
I just finished watching last night's episode.

The storyline with Simon and Violet (?) made me cry. I admit it.

Yeah it had the same effect on me when I saw it twenty years ago with Jane Seymor and Christopher Reeves.

There was no favorite line for me this week! I guess that were all equally inane. But I wonder, watching this show and The Incredibles (I mean No Ordinary Family), why writers think the general population is so utterly blind. I can guarantee you that a man shoving a body into the trunk of a car in the middle of either DC of NYC would be spotted by someone.

dragonjax
10-27-2010, 06:52 AM
I can guarantee you that a man shoving a body into the trunk of a car in the middle of either DC of NYC would be spotted by someone.

Yeah, but we're just blase about that sort of stuff in NY. It's just another Monday night for us.

And NOF isn't the Incredibles until we see costumes. I'd pay good money to hear the lawyer buddy say, "No capes!"

seaaircarol
11-02-2010, 05:44 PM
Q. When is the only time we can't find plot holes in "The Event"?

A. When it's not on.

dragonjax
11-03-2010, 03:37 AM
Q. When is the only time we can't find plot holes in "The Event"?

A. When it's not on.

:ROFL:

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
11-03-2010, 03:41 AM
Q. When is the only time we can't find plot holes in "The Event"?

A. When it's not on.
If only. Y'know how a good story can stay with you for days, providing a sense of satisfaction and warmth? The awful storytelling of The Event is the antithesis of that, and lasts twice as long.

maestrowork
11-03-2010, 04:26 AM
You guys are still watching that piece of nonsense?

seaaircarol
11-03-2010, 04:28 AM
I admit it. I'm still hooked, despite all the plot holes. I want to know what happens.

maestrowork
11-03-2010, 04:38 AM
I admit it. I'm still hooked, despite all the plot holes. I want to know what happens.

What happens is the writers don't have a clue and they're throwing everything they know in there and manufacture fake suspense and twists without real motivations, then withhold information from you for 10 episodes so you feel like you must watch it to find out what happens...

T_Jager
11-03-2010, 07:59 AM
I've been watching, but I'm an episode or two behind. I usually like shows that make me think. This show has a lot of time jumps on it and that drives me a little crazy, but I am still intrigued.

heyjude
11-03-2010, 03:58 PM
I'm still in. It's stupid, sure, but it's still fun.

TWOP did a great story (Ridiculous? Or ridiculously awesome? (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/the_event/the_event_ridiculous_or_ridicu.php)) on it.

seaaircarol
11-03-2010, 05:31 PM
Great story.

Thanks for the link.

maestrowork
11-03-2010, 07:30 PM
I guess it's me. I tend to not watch stupid shows unless it's a comedy. Even with comedies I like them smart (such as How I Met Your Mother or Big Bang Theory). I can't stand stupid shows... :)

Lavern08
11-03-2010, 07:43 PM
I admit it. I'm still hooked, despite all the plot holes. I want to know what happens.

Me too. :Shrug:

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
11-04-2010, 04:02 AM
I'm still in. It's stupid, sure, but it's still fun.

TWOP did a great story (Ridiculous? Or ridiculously awesome? (http://www.televisionwithoutpity.com/show/the_event/the_event_ridiculous_or_ridicu.php)) on it.

Great review, very entertaining, but I think they did their research on OUR thread. Nearly everything they mentioned we've discussed here! Great minds, I guess.

I'll keep watching too, for a number of reasons: It's winter and the pool's closed, a trainwreck is hard to turn away from, and, let's face it, I enjoy a good rant.

Leah J. Utas
11-10-2010, 06:06 PM
That's it. Last night's ep. was too much to get past.
Why didn't the agent in the trunk pull the trunk release? Most new car's have 'em. Or kick down the back seat and crawl out?
Stuff's just getting pulled out of the air (or elsewhere) as needed.

Jake Barnes
11-11-2010, 01:59 AM
I've really stopped paying attention, but my wife still watches it. One thing bugged me in the last show was when the guy was framed with the fingerprint that was lifted with scotch tape. Other than the fact you'd never be able to do this in a million years on a print from a curved metallic door handle, you would also get a mirror image of the print, not the actual print. Crime scene investigators have to explain this to juries every time fingerprints are introduced at trial. Obviously, you can't frame anybody with the mirror image of their fingerprint.

Leah J. Utas
11-11-2010, 03:44 AM
The CIA Director's back story. Russian spy wife. Eerily similar to "Alias." Right down to almost the same name. Laura Bristow - Lara or Laura Sterling.
That was it for me.

maestrowork
11-11-2010, 03:54 AM
I've stopped watching it, but it came on while I was channel surfing, and I was curious to see if it was any better. And within 15 minutes, my friends said "this show is stupid" three times. That's when I switched the channel.

dragonjax
11-11-2010, 04:27 AM
SEAN: This is our best, and only, lead.

Um. Except for the Bad Guy you'd captured last episode.

Frankly, I'm watching only to see if they get away with conveniently forgetting to explain how Sean got on Michael's plane in the first place.

ceenindee
11-11-2010, 06:05 AM
*shrugs* I'm still along for the ride. Shaky realism doesn't bother me with stuff like this, and they've even reduced the time jumping.

No one was even a little intrigued by the bizarre children with old lady faces? I'm curious to see where they go with that.

dragonjax
11-11-2010, 04:34 PM
No one was even a little intrigued by the bizarre children with old lady faces? I'm curious to see where they go with that.

Meh. To me it felt like they were throwing a new plot at the wall to see if it sticks, rather than weaving in something they've been hinting at/planning all along. But maybe I'm just grumpy.

seaaircarol
11-11-2010, 05:59 PM
No one was even a little intrigued by the bizarre children with old lady faces? I'm curious to see where they go with that.


The aliens steal the youth from them so they can keep looking young themselves?

ceenindee
11-11-2010, 06:32 PM
Or perhaps the humans were trying to imitate whatever's keeping the aliens young...that's my current theory.

Smileycat
11-12-2010, 05:01 AM
This.

I may give it one more week because I really adore Jason Ritter. But oy, this episode pissed me off. 45 minutes earlier! 13 days earlier! 8 hours earlier! And let's face it, this is NBC, which, 2 seasons earlier, canceled Kings. (What-- me, bitter?)


I hate that, too. I noticed a little less of that in the more recent eps, so I hope they only do it when absolutely necessary.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
11-12-2010, 05:36 AM
I hate that, too. I noticed a little less of that in the more recent eps, so I hope they only do it when absolutely necessary.

I doubt they will tone it down. The flashbacks serve absolutely no purpose on this show to begin with. The story would have the same level of dramatic tension (quite low) told in a linear fashion.

They are using the flashbacks because of LOST, plain and simple. Of course, on LOST, flashbacks were pretty much the show. On The Event they are just an annoying attempt to duplicate LOST.

dragonjax
11-12-2010, 08:03 AM
On The Event they are just an annoying attempt to duplicate LOST.

They clearly come across that way. Heck, they even kicked off the series with, say it with me, a plane going down.

OOH. Let's play the Translate LOST to THE EVENT Game!

Kate ---> Sean
Lapidus ---> Michael
The Others ---> Sonia's people

ceenindee
11-12-2010, 10:15 AM
I doubt they will tone it down. The flashbacks serve absolutely no purpose on this show to begin with. The story would have the same level of dramatic tension (quite low) told in a linear fashion.

Actually, they have. There was only one in the last episode. (Not trying to defend it or anything, because I've only seen an episode or two of Lost and I can't compare them. But, FWIW.)

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
11-12-2010, 01:55 PM
There was only one in the last episode. There were at least two instances (but who's counting--er, not me...!) but both went back 14 years to tell the magister's story about his russian spy wife. There was a sort of mental flashback in the gf's head (altho since she wasn't there, how did she know?) which showed a few new angles of her family's murder/kidnapping.

maestrowork
11-12-2010, 08:00 PM
There was a sort of mental flashback in the gf's head (altho since she wasn't there, how did she know?) which showed a few new angles of her family's murder/kidnapping.

She's a psychic!!

mscelina
11-12-2010, 08:06 PM
I think the kidnapping was from the little sister's POV, actually, not the girlfriend's.

I'm still with it. There's a dearth of television shows I watch, and I really like most of the actors. The timeline jumps don't really bother me all that much.

Lavern08
11-12-2010, 08:18 PM
*shrugs* I'm still along for the ride. Shaky realism doesn't bother me with stuff like this, and they've even reduced the time jumping.

No one was even a little intrigued by the bizarre children with old lady faces? I'm curious to see where they go with that.


Me too. ;)

GavinPreacher
11-12-2010, 09:50 PM
I am still onboard. I enjoy the show. I watch television to be entertained, and this show entertains me. I wonder who the kids are and if the detainees are really "aliens" in the normal sense. Heck, i think that Sean Walker is some kind of a hybrid, created from a union of one of the detainees and a normal person.

Jake Barnes
11-20-2010, 12:26 AM
Lost needed the flashbacks because there's only so much you can do with people stuck on an island. It's the "Gilligan's Island Problem." Yes, I just equated Lost with Gilligan's Island. On GI they solved the problem with dream sequences. Lots of dream sequences.

dragonjax
11-20-2010, 04:56 AM
Waaaaaaaaaaay too many "oh wow" moments during this week's episode. I think I hurt my eyes from all of the eyerolling I did.

Priene
11-20-2010, 09:02 PM
I was impressed with the radioactive milk jug. Over forty people used it in a minute or two. If we allow for an equal number of non-milk users, that's, say, forty customers a minute in a restaurant with a couple of dozen seats, or one every 1.5 seconds.

maestrowork
11-21-2010, 10:00 AM
Lost needed the flashbacks because there's only so much you can do with people stuck on an island. It's the "Gilligan's Island Problem." Yes, I just equated Lost with Gilligan's Island. On GI they solved the problem with dream sequences. Lots of dream sequences.

LOST's flashbacks were mostly character-driven, which had not a lot to do with what actually was happening on the island. So they were juxtapositions. We saw Sun and Jin struggling with their relationship on the island while running for their lives, and then we saw flashbacks about their pre-island marriage. That's REALLY nice to see backstories that SUPPORT the current plot.

The Events does some of that, and I really enjoyed those (such as the flashbacks about the agent who left his girlfriend behind...) Those are the flashbacks that serve as both character studies and plot movement. But what it does poorly are those 2 hours earlier, 15 days earlier, 24 months earlier crap -- which only serves to manufacture suspense, withhold information from the audience, and muddle the plot. I HATE them with a passion.

Enzo
11-21-2010, 02:13 PM
Sounds like the next thing to be looking out for.
I'm way behind the loop on TV: the final season of LOST only just started here this week, and I say episodes of FlashForward - dubbed in French - during a stay in Europe over the past 2 months.
So I might have to wait at least until late 2011 before I can catch The Event, but it's fun reading about it here.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
11-21-2010, 02:51 PM
Yes, I just equated Lost with Gilligan's Island. On GI they solved the problem with dream sequences. Lots of dream sequences.Your statement seems to imply that GI is somewhat "less" than LOST. I'll have you know the dream sequences on GI were some of my favorite tv as a YA!
'E taught me to walk and to talk like a regular lady. Gave me real claus, 'e did. Ah, Dawn Wells, you never got the respect you deserved...

dragonjax
11-30-2010, 01:26 AM
I'm probably the only one here who's still watching this show. I've decided to borrow Keith Olbermann's "Worst Persons In The World" shtick, since he's not using it currently, and apply it to the show.

For last week's episode...

WORSE
The little girl's mom, who, instead of telling Leila and Sean to get the hell away from her house, hesitantly invites them in so that she can tell them that she can't tell them anything. No. No, no, no. You, your husband, and your horribly disfigured little girl -- who just escaped from kidnappers -- were all packed up to run away (for some undisclosed reason, but whatev). You Don't Let Strangers In The House, even if they're two of the show's stars. Instead, you get the hell out of Dodge. Sheesh.

WORSER
The Vice President, who, in his sickbed in the hospital, is told by his frantic wife that he can't divulge important information to the President because Bad Guys came to threaten her should the VP talk...making a big deal that the Bad Guys know their children's names. Gosh, that wouldn't have anything to do with them being the kids of the freaking US Vice President, would it? And where the hell was the Secret Service? Such a fail.

WORST
Leila Buchanan, for running with the disfigured little girl through a Convenient Field With High Stalks (tm) to escape from a Bad Guy with a gun who was apparently after the girl...and instead of putting herself between the girl and the Bad Guy, Leila dashes ahead and coaxes the girl, behind her, to run faster. Dude. Mom of the Year in training.

So Leila Buchanan is this episode's Worst Person In The World!

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
11-30-2010, 12:53 PM
I'm probably the only one here who's still watching this show.I'm still watching it; it's just that most times it leaves me speechless...

I think what bugs me most is that there appears to be no institutional memory (or, er, any sort of memory). I mean, Sean was shot and near death one week and shown the next week, supposedly just hours later, running through a cornfield and tackling a guy. And that's like the least offensive memory gap. What happened to DB Sweeney's character? Or the FBI agent who captured him? I'm still waiting for the news to break that an FBI office was invaded and all the agents killed by a mercenary army. And the president discovered that the VP helped arrange his near assassination (as well as the murders of his wife and son) and was all set last week to take the man down, and this week, oh, well, he decides to shrug it off because the VP might let slip that the president knew about the Alaska base and was trying to shut it down!

And the story is just all over the map. It's almost like a dream (and not in a good way) where not only does the plot take all manner of sudden inexplicable turns, there is an almost disdainful lack of effort to provide any sort of cohesion. I get the feeling the writers get together on Monday morning and just pull plot ideas out of a hat.

Leila's dad's an alien now? And yet he was helping the alien conspiracy theorist gather evidence? Oh, well, he was doing that last week. It's this week when he's an alien. What happens this week trumps anything that might have happened last week. Best just to put it out of your head. It's clearly what the writers do.

heyjude
11-30-2010, 03:33 PM
Wow. This has been stacking up on my DVR while I catch up on The Good Wife. I can't wait for the amazing badness. I had such high hopes for the show, too...

GavinPreacher
11-30-2010, 05:03 PM
I'm still watching, and still a big supporter. One question: after last night's episode there were no scenes for a new episode. Has this been cancelled? When can i expect a new offering if there are more to come?

seaaircarol
11-30-2010, 06:37 PM
It's my understanding that they are going on hiatus for 3 months (shades of Flash Forward), but I thought it was after December.

dragonjax
11-30-2010, 07:35 PM
I tried to string all of the plots together, but I got a headache, so I stopped.

They still haven't explained how Sean knew that Michael was going to attempt to assassinate the President by crashing a plane into the meeting between the President and Sophia. Nor have they explained how he managed to get a gun onto the plane. Or how he found Michael at all. Or why Leila was kidnapped and NOT taken to the same facility that they took Samantha. Or...

**sigh**

maestrowork
11-30-2010, 10:09 PM
So, are you guys still watching to learn how NOT to write bad fiction?

heyjude
11-30-2010, 10:52 PM
So, are you guys still watching to learn how NOT to write bad fiction?

I watch for the trainwrecky-goodness.

Yeah, I have it on now and it is worse than I remembered. My WTF face has been on the whole time. I miss Prison Break.

Toothpaste
11-30-2010, 11:12 PM
Please keep watching it so you can report to us eventually what The Event itself is. I have no desire to watch the show, but I admit I am curious as to what the big reveal will be.

heyjude
11-30-2010, 11:27 PM
My guess is it'll die after the break. Ratings have been going downhill. A long break rarely does any good in that regard. Hopefully they'll give us some answers before they go.

dragonjax
12-01-2010, 01:06 AM
My guess is it'll die after the break. Ratings have been going downhill. A long break rarely does any good in that regard. Hopefully they'll give us some answers before they go.

It's been picked up for a full season, so we'll see. God knows, NBC has pulled time/day switches when ratings tank. **glares at NBC, thinking of KINGS**

heyjude
12-01-2010, 04:11 AM
It's been picked up for a full season, so we'll see.

Better Off Ted (ABC) was renewed and they still haven't burned off those two last epis. :( And no discussion of network stupidity would be complete without me complaining about Boomtown (NBC). :rant:

I don't trust anything the networks say...

Lavern08
12-01-2010, 11:04 PM
I watch for the trainwrecky-goodness.

Me too - Still watching. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon11.gif

Jake Barnes
12-03-2010, 01:22 AM
"I watch for the trainwrecky-goodness."

More like a fender-bender in the Winn-Dixie parking lot.

darkprincealain
01-02-2011, 07:45 PM
I know this is sort of masochistic, but I am having a marathon today of the episodes I have missed (5-10). This is somewhat entertaining as a lesson in what not to do. :D

Plus, JGK said something key earlier. I haven't the willpower to turn away from this large of a train wreck.

ETA: Whoops, fifteen minutes into ep. 5 was long enough to realize I have already seen 5. Skipping!

heyjude
01-02-2011, 09:53 PM
I know this is sort of masochistic

:ROFL: A man after my own heart...

Let us know when you get to the end.

Lavern08
01-03-2011, 01:57 AM
Does anyone know when it will return?

The_Ink_Goddess
01-03-2011, 03:56 PM
Oh, Zeljko Ivanek, I love you. Why do you subject me to this crap?

:D

darkprincealain
01-03-2011, 05:19 PM
It returns Feb. 28th at 8 pm according to hulu.

I'm only about ten minutes into episode 10. I couldn't stomach it in huge chunks. The stuff that really bothers me has mostly been talked about upthread, but here is something that I find really irksome: say you're the VP's wife. Somebody threatens you or your kids. What on earth do you think the Secret Service are there for?

I had the same problem that Priene did with the milk. It just seemed to me that no one was at the condiment stand until after the milk was dosed, and then suddenly everybody needed something for their coffee. Convenient.

And that stupid corn field felt like filler to me. How convenient that Leila and Sean seem to have ditched the gun prior to that day.

Don't even get me started on the Isabel thing. What a giant mess from start to finish.

Anybody have a lighter?

Psybolt
01-04-2011, 04:08 AM
I tried to like the Event.

I even think I did like it for awhile. Parts I thought were decent. But as each episode continued, I just found myself not caring any more. I always watched it on Hulu, and I found myself not wanting to spend the time watching it.

darkprincealain
01-04-2011, 08:07 AM
Okay, I've finished episode ten. I'm convinced this show is going to take a nosedive in the back half of the season and be cancelled. Surely the public can start to sense the what-the-fuckiness. I skipped over certain posts on this page because I was concerned of spoilers. But what is there to spoil?

Week after week random crap gets thrown after random crap, and there's no resolution to plot points from before, before new things just spring out of nowhere. It's like the sci-fi/drama version of "Scenes from a hat."

Which is all such a shame because some of the cast are trying to make really smart choices even when they're given nothing to work with by the writers.

GavinPreacher
01-04-2011, 05:11 PM
Well, i still remain a faithful follower. Someone said that it returns on 2/28/11, i hope that before it gets cancelled they pull the curtain back and give us all the info, that way we at least get all the answers. I guess i am not as hard on it as the others because it is about aliens and government, two of my favorite things to see and to read about. I think, however, it might have been cooler if these detainees were not aliens but were something else. Maybe angels or maybe from the future or maybe something akin to "first people"

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
01-04-2011, 06:22 PM
I think, however, it might have been cooler if these detainees were not aliens but were something else. Maybe angels or maybe from the future or maybe something akin to "first people"Yeah, I remember sitting there, completely unimpressed saying: "Oh, they're aliens. Yeah."
:e2smack:

dragonjax
01-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Pretty sure it will make it through season 1; I think NBC ordered the full season, so they wouldn't cancel it now. However, whether there's a season 2 is something else. Smart money says No Freaking Way -- but on the other hand, ABC canceled FlashForward (grrr) and kept V (season 2 begins tonight), so who knows?

PercyBlok
01-05-2011, 06:30 AM
The Event was the only program I set my DVR to record. I just deleted something like the last 5 episodes...yes that's right...just threw in the towel. I found it horrible, reaching and pendantic.

The excessive use of flashback, well....got nothing good to say, say nothing. All I can say is that it's obvious NBC was looking for its Lost.

darkprincealain
01-05-2011, 10:48 PM
They keep getting these crazy good guest stars. I am so curious who they'll get next who'll knock the ball out of the park and then get written out of the show...

darkprincealain
01-19-2011, 06:25 AM
Hello, crazy conspiracy expert who just happens to be loitering around the pilot's house, carrying a gun! Things were too slow on CAPRICA for you?

Hey, that's what we need: An EVENT/CAPRICA mashup!

She is one of the few people on TV who might get me to tune in even if the show is crap. I admit to being a little pissed when Sun killed her off on LOST. But she was crazy on Caprica and she was crazy here, too. Perhaps she was just Amanda in disguise?

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
01-19-2011, 06:43 AM
She is one of the few people on TV who might get me to tune in even if the show is crap. I admit to being a little pissed when Sun killed her off on LOST. But she was crazy on Caprica and she was crazy here, too. Perhaps she was just Amanda in disguise?She was a great hooker with a heart of gold on Deadwood, too.

sf.writer.mdk
01-22-2011, 02:25 PM
KTC - that was frackin hilarious!

I'm staged on the Event

1000th Sun
01-26-2011, 01:55 AM
I watched the first few episodes but gave up. The first episode was great and hooked me but they took a massive nose dive from there. I couldn't stop speculating after seeing the first episode... It had so much potential.

dragonjax
02-04-2011, 12:59 AM
Hmm. Is the writing on the wall? The Event's return pushed back one week (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Event-Return-March-1028819.aspx).

darkprincealain
02-04-2011, 05:28 AM
My guess is it has more to do with the certain demise of the Cape. Open a slot and make sure the 10 episode order is pushed out rapid fire, so that it can then be over and done with. But I could be very wrong about that.

Darke
02-04-2011, 04:03 PM
I didn't care for this show at all. I watched the first episode all excited, the beginning was great, but it was the constant POV shift that ruined it.

seaaircarol
03-07-2011, 06:38 PM
Everybody ready for the return tonight? 2 hours.

heyjude
03-07-2011, 06:56 PM
Everybody ready for the return tonight? 2 hours.

Me: The Event is coming back!
Hubby: What event?
Me: The show. The television show, The Event.
Hubby: There was a show about an event?
Me: With the aliens? We watched every episode.
Hubby, horrified: Oh. I thought that was over. There's more?

lol I'll check it out on my own.

maestrowork
03-07-2011, 10:30 PM
Not ready to check brain at the curb yet...

darkprincealain
03-07-2011, 10:31 PM
I'm feeling confident that it will provide more lessons in what not to do in short order.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
03-08-2011, 04:24 AM
I hear there are to be no more flashbacks--the narrative is apparently going all linear... On the downside, a smoke monster appears at the compound in Alaska and a fat bearded guy sees dead people.

Okay, could be only one of those things is true.

dragonjax
03-08-2011, 05:38 AM
I don't know if I want to spare two hours of my life on this. Hmm. **ponders**

Well, maybe my DVR will make the decision for me and forget to record...

seaaircarol
03-08-2011, 07:54 PM
I've only watched the first half hour. I use the term "half hour" loosely, since they were running commercials every six minutes (I timed it). I'm going to watch it On Demand later today.

Anyone watch it in full last night?

darkprincealain
03-08-2011, 10:02 PM
I will watch it in full sometime this week, but I'm catching it on hulu so I'm running a day later than others. :)

seaaircarol
03-09-2011, 12:33 AM
***SPOILER***

Okay, I've watched a little more, and I have a problem: Leila and Sean just left the other kids in the van??? I know Sean had knocked out the driver and the police were presumably coming, but WTH?

Lavern08
03-09-2011, 01:03 AM
Mr. Hunny and I got back on the bus too.

We'll watch it til the end - Since he works on the weekend, Mondays are our veg out and chillax night anyway. :Shrug:

Curfew Gull
03-09-2011, 09:07 AM
Pretty sure it will make it through season 1; I think NBC ordered the full season, so they wouldn't cancel it now. However, whether there's a season 2 is something else. Smart money says No Freaking Way -- but on the other hand, ABC canceled FlashForward (grrr) and kept V (season 2 begins tonight), so who knows?

Yes, I liked FlashForward! The Event, not so much. But, I would like to see last night's episode (I missed it this time), so hopefully they will show it again.

seaaircarol
03-09-2011, 07:58 PM
Do you have Comcast On Demand, Curfew Gull?

You can watch "The Event" if you do.

BTW, I *loved* "Flash Forward." There's a thread on it here somewhere. We were all very sad about its cancellation.

Tepelus
03-09-2011, 09:26 PM
***SPOILER***

Okay, I've watched a little more, and I have a problem: Leila and Sean just left the other kids in the van??? I know Sean had knocked out the driver and the police were presumably coming, but WTH?

I don't watch this show, but my boyfriend DVR'd this episode and we watched it last night. When it came to this part, my thought was the same as yours.

Curfew Gull
03-10-2011, 02:10 PM
Do you have Comcast On Demand, Curfew Gull?

You can watch "The Event" if you do.

BTW, I *loved* "Flash Forward." There's a thread on it here somewhere. We were all very sad about its cancellation.

No, I don't. But maybe I'll be able to find it on-line somewhere. Someone above suggested Hulu.

darkprincealain
03-10-2011, 05:23 PM
Ok, I'm all caught up. And wondering why I still continue to watch this train wreck. It seems all the EMTs and paramedics dispatched to the scene can't clean this up.

And the ending of the second hour really bothered me. Moreso than the kids mentioned above.

seaaircarol
03-10-2011, 07:21 PM
And the ending of the second hour really bothered me. Moreso than the kids mentioned above.

I know what you mean. How is it that Sterling is still alive?

heyjude
03-10-2011, 08:41 PM
Okay, I tried. I put it on, settled in, and... lost interest less than a minute in. Two minutes in I was beginning to wonder if the laundry was ready to come out of the dryer. That was enough.

It coulda been so good...

maestrowork
03-10-2011, 09:39 PM
I'm so sad that Flashforward got canceled in one season, and this POS got renewed.

heyjude
03-10-2011, 10:06 PM
I'm so sad that Flashforward got canceled in one season, and this POS got renewed.

YES! I loved FF. I liked the characters. This... meh. Too much WTFery.

darkprincealain
03-10-2011, 10:16 PM
I think what bothers me most about this show is that it's got the same problem as Heroes, with worse writing. It gives you someone to root for, and just as soon as you're sympathetic to that character, they do something so stupid your sympathy soon drains clean away.

dragonjax
03-10-2011, 11:55 PM
I'm so sad that Flashforward got canceled in one season, and this POS got renewed.

:Wha: It was renewed?

Jake Barnes
03-11-2011, 03:05 AM
Two things. First it will take many years for Thomas's message to reach NSFW-14 or whatever the name of their home planet is. Radio waves are a form of light and the nearest star systems are many light years away. Arguably they could have used some sort of compressed space-time communication, but if so we wouldn't have been able to intercept it since we don't have that kind of technology (would need an antennae larger than the earth).

Second, I can't believe that the Senator from Alaska who died would leave documents concerning incarcerated space aliens just laying around in an accordion folder on his desk.

Personally, I think the show is like those cartoons that ask you to "Spot eight things wrong in this drawing."

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
03-11-2011, 03:20 AM
I actually must grudgingly admit that the show came back slightly stronger than it left. It felt like someone might have grabbed the writers and said look, I want a clear line between where the story is now and where it is going (which I always felt was what was most lacking previously). Sadly, the new direction couldn't take into account all the loose threads the show splayed out there originally--I would wager many prior plotlines will simply be conveniently swept under the rug. And Hal Holbrook is Longevitis now?

I also like the alien civil war because the humans in this show are usually ridiculous fools. But the "good" aliens are so worried about someone exposing their identities that they let the boyfriend just walk away...

darkprincealain
03-11-2011, 04:04 AM
The bit with bringing Clea Duvall back did at least make me go, wow, they suddenly have a tiny inkling of a whisp of a scent of institutional memory! But some of the previous plot threads weren't great to begin with. And not all of those loose threads fit with the larger story anyway.

But I think that if this is really renewed (really?!?) I'm always going to look at the first half of season one as a scenes from a hat type deal that went nowhere fast.

ceenindee
03-11-2011, 10:15 PM
I think they lost me with the hiatus. I tried to get back into it and kept losing interest. I might try again though. It does seem better organized now.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
03-22-2011, 08:53 AM
"You make absolutely no sense to me."

Someone on the writing team has brass ones inserting a line like that!

darkprincealain
03-23-2011, 06:02 AM
Another golden one:

"I seem to have misjudged my audience."

darkprincealain
04-22-2011, 09:25 PM
My net connection is stable enough now to catch up on some episodes on hulu that I have missed.

So far, I'm not feeling good about this writing with the Henri character. They're making things too convenient again.

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
04-23-2011, 12:32 PM
What do you call Hal Holbrook's character offing himself in the latest episode?
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A good start.

darkprincealain
05-04-2011, 09:52 PM
I actually must grudgingly admit that the show came back slightly stronger than it left. It felt like someone might have grabbed the writers and said look, I want a clear line between where the story is now and where it is going (which I always felt was what was most lacking previously).

Agreed. Which is why I'm having trouble sticking with it, now. I kept watching mostly because the muddling, confusion and lack of institutional memory really made it a good night for bad tv--and plenty of no-nos to learn to avoid.

But now they actually have started to try to write this show a little more sensibly, I'm starting to feel like dropping it again.

Lavern08
05-05-2011, 06:23 PM
Ehhh,

While you can drive a Mack Truck through the plot holes, I'm sticking with it just to see how they end it.

Of course, we all know that Sophia and her crew will bite the dust, right? ;)

Overkill
05-10-2011, 06:09 PM
It appears i am one of the few who still enjoy the show. Maybe because its aliens and ive always been fascinated with them, im not really sure, but i still watch every week. I am curious to know when we find out if it gets a second season>

Smileycat
05-11-2011, 03:53 AM
It appears i am one of the few who still enjoy the show. Maybe because its aliens and ive always been fascinated with them, im not really sure, but i still watch every week. I am curious to know when we find out if it gets a second season>

I'm still watching it, too, Overkill...

Smileycat
05-11-2011, 03:55 AM
Two things. First it will take many years for Thomas's message to reach NSFW-14 or whatever the name of their home planet is. Radio waves are a form of light and the nearest star systems are many light years away. Arguably they could have used some sort of compressed space-time communication, but if so we wouldn't have been able to intercept it since we don't have that kind of technology (would need an antennae larger than the earth).

Second, I can't believe that the Senator from Alaska who died would leave documents concerning incarcerated space aliens just laying around in an accordion folder on his desk.

Personally, I think the show is like those cartoons that ask you to "Spot eight things wrong in this drawing."

They used radio waves? Then, you are correct, of course!

seaaircarol
05-11-2011, 05:30 AM
I also am still watching. I'm watching last night's episode right now! On Demand.

Lavern08
05-11-2011, 05:37 PM
Me too - I'm stil watching ...


** SPOILER **














...Raise your hand if you knew there would be a trap door in that warehouse? ;)

seaaircarol
05-11-2011, 10:48 PM
Well, I had a feeling they were going to do something to get out of it, but not that specifically. I thought this episode was better than most.

dragonjax
05-18-2011, 07:14 AM
And...that's all she wrote (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/05/13/the-event-cancelled-by-nbc/92509/).

So...what was the titular event, anyway? And did they ever explain how, way back in episode 1, Sean learned that Michael was going to turn the plane into an assassination attempt?

Lavern08
05-25-2011, 09:02 PM
I suppose The Event is the return of the aliens to earth (?) :Shrug:

Overkill
05-26-2011, 09:11 AM
The "Event" seems to be the change of the people, their next step in the evolutionary process. Interesting. If the change was a welcome thing as a change to something greater then why would they have left in the first place? They come back for the reason that their world is dying, making me think they were happier where thy were, unless i understand it all wrong.

Thing is, i still enjoyed the show a great deal from start to finish, making me the only fool who did. I wonder if NBC or the writers will release info on what would have happened had the show been renewed.

I actually like the detainee idea and some of the stuff and see things i could pick out of there to use in a story lol.

seaaircarol
05-26-2011, 06:31 PM
I read that it's possible Netflix or a cable channel might pick it up.

Lavern08
05-26-2011, 06:33 PM
...Thing is, I still enjoyed the show a great deal from start to finish, making me the only fool who did...

DH and I enjoyed it also, so you're not alone. ;)

JohnnyGottaKeyboard
05-27-2011, 11:40 AM
I actually gave up on it about three weeks ago. I believe the last episode I saw had the president in the hospital, and Jason Ritter preparing to take up Hal Holbrook's anti-alien banner. Anything exciting happen after that?